February 25, 2009
We moved from Totowa when my oldest was in second grade. I worried that a rural school would not live up to Totowa's standards, but Frankford was surprisingly more progressive, with teachers who always went that extra step. Many live in the area, so not only are they mentors, but neighbors with children of their own, whom you get to know personally. Frankford's extracurricular programs are great, like a ski/snowboard club, where students and teachers are bused to Mountain Creek weekly, a 3-day camping trip for 5th graders and a Washington/Philadelphia trip for 8th graders. The real test is how well a school prepares children for college. My oldest, a slightly above average student ands a recent college grad, said she always seemed more knowledgeable about the basics than anyone in her classes. My youngest, ten years younger, recently graduated from Frankford. I expect the same success for her.
- submitted by a parent