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PK-8|Private
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 30 reviews about all of the school topics.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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As a child who was bullied in younger grades the teachers rarely said stop it and when they did they did not enforce it.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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Some of the kids I was with in my class needed a little bit of help, and the teachers recognized this but rarely helped them.


Develops character: Neutral


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School does promote good values but does not enforce it.

Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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Most teachers in this school are very bad teachers, some of the lower school teachers are obviously just hired because they are cheaper. Upper school teachers, some of them are good, some bad.

Amount of homework: Neutral


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As an alumni I can say that the school has a low amount of homework but the homework is very inconclusive and does not teach much.




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The teachers are a little bit unforgiving but has good education



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We recently relocated from out of state & had heard rave reviews about NFS from several parents. So far, our experience has been OK. There are definitely some children in my kids class that are constantly disruptive & badly behaved & quite frankly I don't understand why they are being tolerated. I had high expectations going in, and I've been somewhat disappointed so far. The school needs to do a better job dealing with issues such as bullying. I'm hoping the academics will be much better, based on what we have heard from other parents.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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Need to find a better approach in dealing with disruptive children. They spoil it for the the other kids.


Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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Homework format is flexible to allow for family schedules & after school activities.



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Our 8th-grade teenage son loves going to school! What more could you want? But seriously, we moved him here for 8th grade to get a better education and never looked back! We have been delighted with everything about this school. The staff are professional, friendly and caring. The curriculum is rigorous enough to prepare you for a place in a competitive high school, yet is taught such that the students really care about what they are learning. We are impressed by the applied approach to mathematics, the hands-on, investigative 'real life' approach to science, the in-depth exploration of history, the breadth of skills in English, and the support of the Advisory groups. I love that Quaker values guide the school's approach to learning and community, that cooperation is encouraged, stewardship ethics practiced, and students get an opportunity to explore their place in the world. I am impressed with how the academic staff integrate cutting edge curricula with consideration of child development and learning styles. I just can't say enough about NFS as a wonderful place for children to learn and grow. My only regret is that we did not find this school sooner.

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