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!!!
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.
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.
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.