I was a student at FDA for 2 years. It is supposedly the creme de la creme of Harlem but it is not. Any body can get into the school. Half the kids are failing. The uniform to to strict they put more emphasis on the uniform than class. They actually take kids out of class if there shirt is not tucked in or your sweater has a hood. The staff is rude and unhelpful. They don't listen to you until a parent is called in even then you still have trouble. Also the school has so many cliques that the atmosphere is not friendly and very unwelcoming. The only good thing about the school is the curriculum is good. If your looking for a good school visit the school first an see for yourself any kid could do a better. Make this your second to last choice.
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