In an age where school unions hidder the advancement and quality of education in regular public schools, Abbey Kelly Foster Charter, or any charter school is a wonderful choice. My three sons have gone to Abbey Kelly since Kindergarden and because charter schools can tailor their programs based on the childs needs, all three are advanced for their grade level. Until unions are eliminated from the public school system there really is no other choice if you want a quality education for your children. Having attended a union public school growing up I am relieved that I don't have to subject my children to the same inadequacies i recieved.
For now, it is a young school(13 years) but I am sure that it will grow to become a greater one. It's not easy containing grades K-12 and I think that's something people don't take into consideration. This school might not be a Thomas Jefferson or a Stuyvesant type of school but by seeing the advancements that this school has made in only 12 years, I believe that it's on it's way to becoming a much more dominant school. For this school has made very quick changes.
To me, this is a school that is making great progress. I have been to Abby Kelley since grade four; and it has added more extracurricular activities, built a separate high school, and has added the IB program. I am in ninth grade now, and I realize that this school is not amongst the top schools in the country, or the nation; but I also believe that it will get there. My only advice is that this school needs to dismiss students earlier, so that they may have time to focus on school work, get involved with extracurricular activities, and other personal activities. For I know that the dismissal time prohibits some of my progress as a student.
I am very sorry about that, I ment I realize that might not be one of the best in the country or state.
Over the years the staff have strived to make AKF a better learning facility. All things do not work for all children. The teachers at AKF try to find what works for each child and then lets them learn at their own ability level. I have seen it work well for my children, one of them that has special needs, and those needs have always been met. I have 2 children at AKF and my oldest is going into 5th grade and has gone to this school since he was in Kindergarten. The sports program has since improved with the addition of the ball fields. I only have good things to say regarding this school.
The school teaches virtues to the children, there are many extracurricular activities for the kids
this school is every good education wise and ecomonical wise. because it offers a worls class classes(latin) and IB program and all you have to pay is the lunch bill. body ieryts a safe clean envioment and hard working teachers who help prepare you for the real world.
I see wonderful teachers who are overworked. No 'official' breaks and eating lunch in the classroom with students? Teachers don't complain, but if you're in the school enough, you see what goes on. Get involved! Ask questions. Good school but could be better.
This is an exelant school very disciplined and so forth. Because of the stictness of the administration students have a better learning enviorment
i am a juior attendenting this school for 3 years. Even though i saw this school go threw some major changes i still belive it can change for the better a little more. And i also belive that this school should have a more selective way to welcome new students in.
I am an eleven year AKF parent and I can attest to the fact that each year is a new year at AKF. After taking a few minutes to review previous comments, I realize exactly how much has changed here. The teachers are awesome and have grown with the students. They are the perfect example of teamwork! When there is an accomplishment by one or the other, they all celebrate. I have made comparisons with other schools and districts lately and I will honestly say that AKF works for me and my daughter. Of course, not everyone is the same so, it's just a matter of choice. And, that is each person's perrogative.
I have 2 sons who attend AKF. One in first grade, the other in fourth, and they've been there since kindergarten. They went to a different public school for preschool, which is closer to my house, and after seeing the way the K-3 teachers behaved there, I knew I wasn't letting my children stay, everyone was constantly yelling and screaming, and half the time it wasn't even in english! Instead, I walked into AKF unannounced one day and asked for a tour. I fell in love! There was profesionalism amoungst the teachers, everyone was upbeat and excited to show me the school, the kids were VERY well behaved, and when I looked into a 2nd grade classroom, the kids actually looked interested in what the teacher was talking about! The only drawback I can comment on is the lack of afterschool, and extra curicular activities, especially sports. Wish there was more!
I like abby kelley alot . even though it its very challenging and kinda strict but other than that its a great school that has helped me alot with my education . unlike other public school thers no bullying which is the best part . we all except each other for who we are and were all just like a happy family . when i wake up to go to school i become so happy that am going to school because i just know am going to have a great day at school .
This school is not as bad as people say it is. It is very strict and the staff are realy trying to do there best to give us the education we need for the future. Ive learned to strive for excellence thanks akf i will be leaving in 011
i dont like this school it is not strict about the education or behavior it mostly cares about ''being better'' than all the other schools in worcester
I love this school it is awesome and the teacher really care about us.
Great school. My daughter has been at AKFCS just 2 months. I love it compared to the parochial school she attended where focus was more on fundraising throughout the year. She is in grade K. Upon joining the school I realised she was behind in many K skills such as telling time, counting money, writing simple sentences. She now has to do a book report every month, has music and mythology. My experience in the short time is just great.
AKFCS is the best school in worcester. My children have received an excellent education. The teaching staff is wonderful. I recommend it to everyone I meet.
excellent school ,great academics, excellent education greatly interested thank you
abby kelly is a great school it is very challenging but a great school
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