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5 stars
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November 22, 2010
My daughter just started attending Francine Delany in 8th grade. We are so sorry she wasn't able to go there sooner! She previously attended a large public middle school. We are so impressed by the amount of time and attention the staff shows our daughter. Our daughter said, "My teacher actually is interested in what I have to say." Her homeroom teacher is always ready to suggest a new book to read according to her interests.She also said her assignments there have meaning to her. - She enjoys school again! Thank you staff at Francine Delaney!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
My son has been at Francine Delany since he was in kindergarten. He is thriving in the intimate, warm environment the school offers. He is receiving a great education and, best of all, he is being helped to develop a curious, sharp and open mind.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
I have had 1 child graduate from Francine Delany and one child starting. The education and care the teachers show each child and the daily individual instruction each child receives is exceptional. The sense of community between the teachers, students and parents creates an ideal learning environment for all types of children. The small class sizes and the teacher's ability to teach 'outside of the box' makes learning fun.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Great teachers and staff. Positive learning environment.Prepares our children for life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
The individual attention my child gets along with parent interaction...having a private school feel without the cost.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
It is a place where kids are encouraged to really be themselves and are challenged to grow academically and personally!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
This school has the most hard working teachers I have ever seen!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Francine Delany is as much about nuturing the whole child as an individual as it is about growing each child acadmically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Great teachers, small class sizes, a lot of attention to caring for each individual student and their specific needs makes Francine Delaney a fantastic school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
While many schools promote the slogan 'No Child Left Behind' many children in the public system truly do get left behind for many different and varying reasons. Francine Delany (although a public school) works diligently to make sure this does not happen. The classrooms are small and the teachers have assistants. The older children help the younger children and the school, as a whole, has a 'this is my extended family' feel. Students learn to volunteer and giveback to the neighboring community and parents support the teachers by volunteering their time. Every teacher is highly certified and dedicated to the needs of their students. Children with disabilities are supported, strengthen and given every tool needed to succeed. They are not hidden away or removed from classrooms, they are part of the school community; and, because of this other children (who do not have disabilities) learn patience, kindness and tolerance. There is no better school than Francine Delany New School for Children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
My son comes home from school happy and stimulated. He says school is awesome! They have kindergarten buddies and they get to write stories. We love Francine Delany!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
The kids just put on a performance today that tugged at our heart strings and reinforced the reason that we chose to apply for Charter schools! The focus on community and supporting all students no matter what their abilities, needs and gifts, helps to reaffirm that there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. These teachers and staff members have hearts of gold and put all of their effort and love into making sure that each child succeeds! I wish that I had the pooprtunity to attend a school like Francine Delaney New School For Children!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
My children's teachesr are on top of their communication! Not only are they encouraging my children in the classroom, but they are present at important events that my children participate in after school as well. We share the common goal of creating an environment that fosters a love for learning, and back each other up in finding the best way to make that a reality!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Very individualized educational experience by a competent and energetic staff whom the children love.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Francine Delany New School For Children is a very special place filled with love and attention to every child's learning style and ability. Each classroom creates an amazing family of students, parents and teachers who participate in helping every child within that class learn, share and grow.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Francine Delany New School for Children is an amazing Charter School in Asheville, NC. Our close community of teachers, parents and students provides our children with an enthusiastic, authentic learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
Excellent teachers, beautiful campus, staff work as a team, tremendous sense of community, children caring for one another, improving every year, my son loves it and I am thrilled that his younger brother will be able to go there as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
I believe in the kind of education we provide. It is high quality, individualized, and fosters thoughtful creative thinkers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
I love Francine Delany School because they teach a curriculum full of lessons in social justice, compassion and good community building skills as well as academics. Our school takes the students' education very seriously and makes sure that all their needs are being met. They teach social skills,musical skills, drama, independent thinking and learning and how to contribute positively to our world:locally and globally. In my eyes we are creating leaders who will forge the future. The teachers are incredibly dedicated, intelligent individuals who care for each child and recognize their strengths and challenges individually. I feel lucky that my children are part of such an amazing community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
It is a great school. They have really caring, and hard working teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
The teachers are wonderful! The schools commitment to inspiring life-long learners make this the best school in the country!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
We are a small school that makes every decision based on the needs of our kids. We have resisted the pull to increase class sizes in order to bring in more revenue. Every child is valued as an individual because we know all of our kids as individuals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
Francine Delany New School for Children works hard for the children in their care and brings them into the world of being connected to the community. This helps they become members of the world they live in . I have seen many Francine Delany New School for Children become active members not just on the side lines.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
F. Delany school provides a supportive learning environment for all students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 01, 2009
Francine Delany is the best school because it is the total package! The teachers, parents and children of Francine Delany create a unique nurturing environment for our children. Besides rigorous academic courses, the philosophy of the school teaches its students that they are part of a greater whole and teach them how to actively participate in the world around them while honoring their individuality.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
Francine Delany New School for Children is a wholly unique and nurturing environment, teaching children to be lifelong learners with a passion for social justice. It is a teacher-run school as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
F Delany has great parent teacher involvement and good class size. The school is run by the teachers, not detached administrators, which is a refreshing change in the NC school system. My son is really excited about reading and we do verbal addition quizzes all the time. As a family we are really excited and pleased with F. Delany New School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Francine Delany New School is a fabulous place for students, staff and families.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 30, 2009
Caring community, creative forward thinking teachers. Inspiring families!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 30, 2009
wonderful community school - involved teachers and parents - bright kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
F Delany is a wonderful school. Great student teacher ratio, inivative teaching methods, and all of the children know each other throughout all of the grade levels. These children are privilaged to have such caring and inspirational teachers and administrators. I've never seen a learning atmosphere like this. I feel so blessed that my children have access to this environment. I hope that the school will expand to include grades 9-12. Niconda Briscoe

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September 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
The teachers are fantastic. So committed to each studen'ts success

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
The relationship the teachers have with each of the children; the comraderie among the children; the teaching of tolerance, community and giving back; along with an excellent curriculum and teaching staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
I am the luckiest teacher in the world. I get to work with great children and their families. Francine Delany is a school where we take care of each other. I just love our staff and feel very blessed to be a part of this amazing community.

- submitted by a teacher
September 30, 2009
I love that my seven year old son comes home every day saying that 'school was great!' The teachers are excellent: enthusiastic, committed to ongoing professional development, and take a sincere interest in every single child. The school is small, and makes sacrifices to keep class size small, while not compromising whatsoever on quality. They produce students who go on to be leaders in highschool and have a reputation for being more mature students than average in their high school grade. They take personal interest in the safety and health of their students: feeding those who came hungry and making sure a teacher is on the school bus with the kids every morning and afternoon! They manage to create a wonderful educational experience for our children on a shoestring budget, and have fun doing is (though it has to be tiring!) Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
I love FDNSC because the class sizes are small, teachers are caring, enthusiastic about their students, and are constantly educating themselves on how best to reach all of their learners, and the school is all about community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
F Delany New School is small, innovative, diverse, academically rigorous for all students and is run by teachers, parents and community members.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Everyday I drop off my children at school and I know that they are being nurtured and taught by conscious teachers who have so much to offer the children from their own experience and education. Teachers and staff are devoted to each child and the greater school community. My children are learning academically, about themselves and how be a member of a community.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Small class sizes, Intimate learning environment

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2004
Delany is a teacher run school for a good reason. Nowhere in NC will you find a school with a more qualified teaching staff. Over 2/3 of the teachers have adanced degrees and over 1/3 have National Board Certification. Teachers are life long learners and are committed to assuring all children are active participants in a learning community. Delany's test scores have always been good, yet teachers don't teach to the test. The instructional focus is creating readers, writers, thinkers and problem solvers. Good test scores are the result of strong teachers using their professional knowledge to provide optimal learning experiences for each child. Don't judge a book by its cover. The campus is modular classrooms. Take the time to look inside each building. Observe children reading real books, publishing writing, engaged and challenged through problem centered math, researching topics of interest and creating projects invovling social action. You'll be impressed!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2003
this is the best school i have ever seen, i couldnt be happier with the progress my child has made.

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F Delany New School For Children
119 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC  28806
(828) 236-9441
Last modified F Delany New School For Children is a charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
F Delany New School For Children Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 43 reviews.