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Franklin Road Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 400 students

We are best known for Advanced College Preparation with a Christian Worldview
 
 

 

Living in Novi

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $138,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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School Official Point of View

Posted September 5, 2014

Thank you for considering Franklin Road Christian for your student(s)! We offer a very fine program for every aspect of your student's education. FRCS ranks in the top tier of the nation on the Stanford Achievement Test, and is a place which will challenge and inspire your child to be the best he/she can be, while following the Lord. Our Fine Arts program is nationally ranked top ten each year. FRCS Athletics offers championship teams. Call today to make an appointment: (248) 668-7104. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Charlotte Alex, Director of Development

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Posted September 1, 2011

Franklin Road Christian School offers an excellent education and learning environment for my children. Rigorous academics with winning Fine Arts and sports allow students to develop their own gifts and talents! My children are innovative and careful problem solvers and enjoy learning. I highly recommend Franklin Road Christian School for all Christian families who desire for their children to be devoted followers of Christ!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Franklin Road Christian School is top notch. They nurture Mind, Body and Spirit. We have 2 children in the Elementary school and we have never regretted pulling them from the public school system. Class sizes are smaller, the teachers are fantastic as is the administration. The curriculum includes music, arts, foreign language, computers as well as core academics. It is a college prep school with a track record to prove it. If you're looking for a place that nurtures the "whole" child building character along the way...this is it!
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Posted September 11, 2009

FRCS is a superb learning environment with rigorous academics, excellent athletics and fine arts, as well as a nurturing, teaching, spiritual emphasis. We couldn't be happier with our choice of FRCS. We highly recommend FRCS to all families desiring a college preparatory school, with a Christian philosophy!
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Posted March 30, 2004

Keely entered Franklin Road Christian School three years ago, beginning High School. We carefully reviewed schools in a 30 mile radius and have never regretted our choice of FRCS. Keely has been prepared academically to succeed in any college/career. She was ill this fall, missing 40 days, and the teachers were outstanding, even providing private tutoring to keep Keely caught up with her classmates. Spiritually she has grown to be able to defend what she believes in her Christian faith. Not attending the church that supports this school, we have found nothing objectional about the wonderful biblical teachings taught. Far more than a school for us, FRCS is a loving family that cares about our daughter and her success in life. There are outstanding special programs, such as having a small group she meets daily with that shares praises and concerns. You will feel and experience God's presence at FRCS.
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Posted March 22, 2004

My two sons attended Franklin Road Christian School from Kindergarten to their graduation in 2001 and 2002. They received the highest quality education and were well-prepared for college upon graduating. We were so very pleased with the staff and administration. They are a wonderful group of caring individuals who seek to bring out the best in each student. Franklin Road is not only known for excellent academics, but the extra-curricular activities were wonderful for my sons. Parent involvement is welcome, and it was a 'home' to my sons, my husband and myself. Truly an outstanding school My sons talk often of their 'school days' at Franklin Road, and the many wonderful memories they will have for a life-time.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 69%
African-American 24% 19%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school local public schools
other Christian/Private schools
home schooling
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 10% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 90% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Michigan
Michigan State
Oakland University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Oakland County Excellence in Education (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dan Robinson, Superintendent
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Non-Denominational
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (248) 668-7101

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • At FRCS, our program is designed to meet the needs of the whole child: Body, Mind, and Spirit. Principles of the Christian faith are woven throughout the curriculum at every level. Our mission is to partner with parents to provide the best college preparatory education within the context of the Christian faith, raising up devoted followers of Christ.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
130
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
160
Students typically come from these schools
local public schools
other Christian/Private schools
home schooling

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$7000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Michigan
Michigan State
Oakland University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 10%
4 year college - 90%
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40800 West 13 Mile Road
Novi, MI 48377
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Phone: (248) 668-7100

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