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Franco American School 5

Posted January 14, 2016
- a parent
There is so much to say about why I love this school! The teachers are fabulous. They challenge these kids but are also very caring. Students are very well prepared for high school and beyond. The curriculum is always being updated - We have a brand new reading program, new technology, a relatively new math program, etc. Former FAS students are on the honor roll and dean's list at all sorts of area high schools and colleges. The school is still run by the Sisters of Charity, so there also is a wonderful emphasis on faith. There are lots of extracurricular opportunities for these kids, too - soccer, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, and track. There's also intramural basketball, kickball, and bowling for younger kids. My kids also participate in choir, the engineering club after school, violin, and piano. Students who qualify academically also have the opportunity to be in a leadership and service group in middle school called Beta Club. This school offers wonderful opportunities for the students to grow academically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. We love it here!

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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted January 14, 2016
- a parent
All of these teachers give so much to all of the students and their families each and every day! Thank you!!


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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted January 14, 2016
- a parent
These teachers have multiple degrees, years of experience, and awards. They are respected by their colleagues in other schools in the area and do a great job preparing these students - many of them receive scholarships to top-notch high schools, are accepted into competitive programs in area high schools, are on the honor roll and dean's list at various schools, etc.

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Amount of homework: Just right

Posted January 14, 2016
- a parent
Students from kindergarten through grade 8 have homework. The amount increases throughout their years here. Upperclassmen are expected to complete approximately 2 hours of homework nightly, while younger students have less than 1 hour each evening. This is in addition to long-term projects.

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Develops grit: Strongly disagree

Posted January 14, 2016
- a parent
Students must work for their grades, and when they do achieve their best they are commended for it. They also offer lots of opportunities to showcase their excellence - school science fairs and spelling bees, Beta Club inductions, Student of the Month recognitions, etc.


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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted January 14, 2016
- a parent
I see it often - When a student is dishonest or acts in a way that is hurtful to another student, that student speaks directly with the principal. She never raises her voice. She speaks with the student about the importance of owning up to one's mistakes, being kind to others, etc. Whatever the case might be, she teaches them these important lessons. The teaching staff also reinforces these important values on a daily basis. This school is like a family, and the expectation is that the students will treat one another with that sort of respect and kindness.

Franco American School 5

Posted June 01, 2015
- a community member
These kids are being challenged academically without being overwhelmed. Students graduate from here and do really well in high school. It seems like all of them end up on the honor roll at Lowell Catholic, NDA, Central Catholic, Lowell High, etc. Their standardized test scores this year were in the 70th percentile nationally, which is much higher than other Catholic schools around here and higher than the scores of many of the Boston Catholic schools. My son's friends are going to some great schools next year, and many of them received academic scholarships. If strong academics is what you want for your money, then Franco American School is the place for you.

Franco American School 5

Posted January 07, 2015
- a community member
Franco is a great choice for your child's education. This year they purchased a new reading program and it is working out very nicely for students. Children are challenged but also feel cared for and nurtured. Class sizes are small which is another benefit.


Franco American School 3

Posted September 21, 2014
- a parent
This is a wonderful school for smaller children. The Pre-k to grade 2 program is wonderful! It is academically strong but there are very few extra curricular activities for older children outside of a few sports programs. The website lists many sports programs that no longer exist. Outside field trips are minimal for grades 2-5 and often not relevant. Overall it's a decent school but there are better choices for older children.

Franco American School 5

Posted July 24, 2014
- a community member
I am very impressed with the education offered at Franco American School. All of the teachers are wonderful and are very approachable. Students are challenged and are well rounded.

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Franco American School
357 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, MA  01854
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. (978) 458-0308
Last modified Franco American School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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