Amazing advancements, considering the extraordinary challenges - no school can do it perfectly, but when you stack excellent teaching, positive principal / team / employees, and a will to advance; results are knocking - (a dad from private to charter school)
THIS SCHOOL HAS A SOUND FOUNDATION, GREAT TEACHERS AND GOOD ADMINISTRATION. WHAT IT HAS LACKED IS A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND COMMON PURPOSE, BUT THIS IS RAPIDLY EVOLVING. THE MORE THE PARENTS CAN SEPARATE THE TRIVIAL FROM THE MATTERS THAT ARE IMPORTANT, THE MORE THE SCHOOL CAN FOCUS ON THE CHILDREN'S EDUCATION AND ON ACHIEVING THE SCHOOL'S GOALS. WE'VE HAD A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE AT THIS SCHOOL AND ARE DOING OUR BEST TO HELP IT MOVE FORWARD FROM AN UNNECESSARILY ROCKY PAST.
When students spontaneously discuss the way they learn best, you know that something special and great is happening at school! I am sure that something special and great is happening at NYFACS!
The New York French American Charter School is unique in United States. Our children are lucky to get the best of the two cultures and education. But it is not only the French and American culture, our kids are immersed in a multi-cultural environment, over 80 different countries are represented. This diversity is emphasized in order to help them being the leaders of tomorrow.
This school has an amazing bilingual program where students from all over the world learn to live and grow together as the citizens of tomorrow's world. Besides the great opportunities and doors they will get a chance to open by being fluent in both English and French, they also build a strong common culture, develop their critical thinking and all the skills they will need the achieve their personal and professional goals. Thanks to a dedicated team of educators, the high standards are maintained while adapting to the diversity of the students population so that each and every one of them reaches their full potential. Thanks NYFACS!
The project of the school is great : provide a free education in French and English for the student from all over the world !
A bilingual School! Can't be better . I was having a conversation with one of my customer who happen to have his child there and he told me about one of his colleague who had his kids there. But base on the none sens allegations from some,he took them out to put them in a so called "called best school ".This kids just slow down .He then went back to NY FACS end negociate to take them back.. So please let make honest comment !
I love my school and so does my son. Very caring, welcoming environment. Teachers are very respectful towards parents and encourage them to be more involved.Very positive environment.
I've been in the school since the beginning and I couldn't be much happier to find a free bilingual school with so much diversity in harlem. I noticed a big improvement in organization. My kids love their school and besides ELA and Math they also learn about the world around them. great leadership. Keep up the good work:-)
This school is a dream come true and still a hidden gem! My daughter has been there since the very first day the school opened. She is now in 5th grade and my son joined three years ago in K. We are French native speakers and I can testify that the curriculum and quality of French that has been taught to my kids is excellent and comparable to what is being taught in France. I am equally happy with all the other subjects taught at NYFACS. The teachers, assistant teachers and administrative staff are amazing and the parent body very involved. The cultural diversity this school offers within its staff members and students is unique and so enriching. That said, there is still of course lots of room for improvement as the school is only three years old and offers such a unique program but despite all the challenges it had to overcome since it first opened, NYFACS is definitely on the right track thanks to very dedicated new board members and the new principal that took over in September of last year.
One of unique school in NYC. Very international and students are from many different culture background. The school teach English and French but in the school, you can hear more different languages. School it self is still young and small but you can feel energy of teachers and people who work this school for creating their own school for children. You don't feel this air in most of NY public school.
Very happy with the organization and the flow of the school. The principal is always in front of the school at the beginning of the day to greet parents and receive herself the students. The parent coordinator is very delligent, concern and helpful. The communication between parents, teachers, other staffs and the principal is nothing else but the BEST. Students seem happy of learning a new language. My daughter is already saying things in french and she is being in the school, and exposed to the new language, only 3 weeks. t
We transferred our daughter from a bilingual private school to NYFACS because we were so impressed with the quality of the teaching and the rigor of the curriculum here. First Grade subjects include social studies (multicultural francophone focus), English Language Arts (even grammar), cursive writing (a lost art taken very seriously in the French curriculum), and Math (taught in French). The school day is long and productive: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The NYFACS teachers display a very high level of professionalism and are drawn from the same applicant pool as those teaching in the private bilingual French schools of NYC. If anything, as another parent noted, it seems there are only native French accents to be heard among the teachers, so NYFACS students have the distinct advantage of acquiring French without an accent. Discerning parents won't be misled by the politically motivated negative comments of a few who later chose to withdraw from a school at which they could not gain the control they had sought. The community of parents at NYFACS is involved and unpretentious. I am sure this school will soon be "discovered," and I'm so thankful we could secure a spot for our daughter.
NYFACS has come into its own over the past 18 months thanks to excellent teaching, sound management and an increasingly supportive parent body. Our child is in her fourth year and besides her fluency in French has acquired strong skills in math, science and English. As important has been her social education thanks to the wonderful array of kids from all over the world she studies with. I highly recommend this school to families committed to multiculturalism, the French language, and tolerance.
Following the school since the beginning! I have now my daughter in 1st grade and she is very happy and do not want to move! We do have great teachers and a good leadership which bring dynamism, make everyone happy and enthusiastic. This is a great school which will become one of the best, with also the support of parents involvement. I can wait to add my second daughter in 2 years. I highly recommend NYFACS, the little jewel of Harlem community !
Great school , my 2 kids are there and i am loving the melting pot so far .
A dedicated staff with excellent community support makes NYFACS a great school. Keep up the good work, it can only improve.
Only in New York! A public French immersion school in a safe, affordable neighborhood. We pinch ourselves that such a school exists, and are thrilled that our daughter is now in her second year at NYFACS. The teachers are dedicated, the administration is very approachable, and the parents very welcoming and active. What our 1st grader is learning at the school is way ahead of that taught in other schools, and she learns it in French, too. The diversity of the entire school population (staff, administration, students, parents) truly reflects that NYFACS is a global community.
The New York French American Charter School is a hidden gem located in a great neighborhood. I think that the best words to describe it are family atmosphere. Beyond the bilingual aspect of NYFACS that makes it truly unique, NYFACS is probably one of the only school in Manhattan that serves a diverse population. This is what NYFACS is really about. If you come in the classrooms, it will strike you.
those kids learn more than french, they learn about the world and understand that they're part of it, they are wise for their age, they learn every day about nationality, ethnicity, dialect, origin, tradition, religion of each of their classmate, they are not outsiders anymore, they are citizen of the world! unfortunately some parents focus on the small details or problems that most of NYC schools face everyday, i look at the BIG picture: non ignorant kids that know that Africa is not a country and that you don't have to be french to speak it! it's a new francophone community we have now, that bring the parents together no matter where they from and it's happen in Harlem!
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