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K-9
Public charter
Simpson, PA
Students enrolled: 152

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777 Main St
Simpson, PA 18407

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(570) 282-5199
(570) 282-0930
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August 20, 2013
Fell Charter Elementary School is an amazing opportunity for the children who attend there. You can't find a better Charector Education, Hands On Learning, Involved staff, Nurturing Environment or Challenging school. I have had one graduate from there and go on to a successful High School experience at Scranton Preparatory School and the other is not far behind. The amount of work that seems to flow very naturally from the caring teachers and staff really does give them a great foundation. Couldn't be happier about the brand new school. I know a lot of hard work is put into the students in MANY MANY ways. Thank you Fell Charter!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2013
Fell Charter School is absolutely fantastic. Sure in such a small area charter school are looked upon in a negative light. However, that negative light has always steamed from misinformation about what charter schools are and what they offer. I you are looking for a Bully-Free zone for your child to excel, Fell Charter School is the place for you and your child. The faculty and staff at Fell are very supportive and caring. The great thing about Charter school is that we hold our teachers accountable. This ensures each child has a teacher who is working their very best each and every day that they interact with your child. Plus they are currently building a BRAND NEW SCHOOL.. Where is the debate? this is a great opportunity for any child.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2010
I love them because they do an excellent job of teaching and there really isn't any kind of trouble at the school that most others have with fights and such...

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
The classes are small.and I feel my grandson's are getting the most from the teachers there.

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2010
My daughter was having difficulties in all her subjects... since she has been in Fell Charter School, she has been an A B student!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
Fell has a caring and dedicated staff.I like the fact that they care and know each student.We have been there since the beginning with my daughter attending Kindergaten and now in 8th grade and my son just starting Kindergaten.Both children enjoy going and learning.Fell Chater with no doubts derserve this money.Good Luck!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
I love Fell Charter because the teachers and staff are there because they want to be. The Fell Charter community goes the extra mile when it comes to the kids. They are very inventive and interative with the kids. Fell goes above and beyond to educate my children. I am so thankful Fell exist as an alternative public school. My children love going school because of their dedication.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
My son really has loved his first year of kindergarden at Fell so far.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
It is good to have an alternative to public school.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
I love everything about Fell Charter, I love the fact it's small enough that all the staff knows who you and your child are, and the fact that they actually care. I have my second child enrolled there now and look forward to having my third enroll when she is of age!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
the one on one attention the children get especially ones who need it

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
My daughter attended the local school in our district. While there she was having a difficult time and was diagnosed with emotional disabilities. My daughter was not herself. While at the local school she was doing poor and her self esteem was extremely low. I decided to enroll her into Fell Charter with the hopes that this would help her. When she entered Fell she had an IEP. After the first couple of months of school we had an IEP meeting and I was told that she no longer needed an IEP. After discussing my daughter I was amazed to have found that my daughter was back to her old self. Her self esteem as well as her grades improved. I walked out of this meeting crying because with the help of the wonderful staff at Fell Charter my daughter was in a place that was willing to help her in any way she needed. After almost two years of my daughter not wanting to go to school she was now excited to go to school. Fell Charter deserves this money because they care about every individual student in their school. They deserve the money to help continue thier dedication to all the students who attend thier school. Without Fell Charter I don't know if my daughter would be doing as wonderful as she is today.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
Fell Charter has a caring and dedicated staff. They care and know each and individual student. They have made a huge difference in my child's schooling and she now enjoys going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
I absolutely love Fell Charter. I am very particular about my daughter's education and the curriculum being taught. The administration and teachers are a pleasure and my daughter is thrilled to go to school every day. Although I do believe values begin in the home, I also believe what they learn or don't learn in school either helps to nurture their individuality and encourages them to become an asset to society or leaves them a casualty of a poorly run school and classroom. It is imperative that parents have a choice in where their children attend school and we are blessed to have a gem like Fell Charter in our area. Keep up the good work!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
FELL CHARTER SCHOOL IS LIKE A FAMILY WITHIN A SCHOOL. THE TEACHERS TRULY CARE ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS WELL BEING. MY DAUGHTER LOVES GOING TO SCHOOL--IT'S WONDERFUL.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
Because my granddaughter not only learns, but enjoys the experience of learning at the same time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
My sons first year at this school and I have No complaints..He really enjoys the hands on learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
I have had experience with 3 different public school systems outside of Fell Charter and in my experience the teachers and staff in comparison with the other public schools are top notch. They care more about the individual child and are actively paying attention to the academic, social and teacher/child relationships that occur within their school. If a child has a problem in any of these areas they feel they can go and be heard and in many cases the principal, diciplinarian and other staff are already aware and actively looking for ways to improve the situation before the child or parent even gets the chance to address it. It is a positive and healthy environment for learning and growing up. I hope the day comes soon that Fell can be in a position to offer grades 9-12 as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
I love Fell Charter School because, like the old TV show Cheers, it is a small school "where everybody knows your name." My son personally knows all the teachers and staff and has a great relationship with them. When issues arise, they are taken care of immediately. It is a safe environment, free from bullying, and focused on character building. The principal is very approachable and is involved in all aspects of the school. I wish the Fell Charter School existed when I was a child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
The other option my daughter had was a school that is determined to shut this school down. I figured I would rather send my daughter to a school that is concentrating its money on its students than one that spends its money on finding a legal way to shut down another school. I have had nothing but positive experiences at Fell Charter since my daughter started a year and a half ago. They communicate very well with me and I find it easy to get ahold of them when I need to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
It is a great environment for kids to learn. The use of hands-on and computers, together with traditional teaching, provides options for students who don't do well in a public school setting. It is like walking into a small community. The children all know eachother and care about their classmates! The teachers are there because they truly care about helping and teaching children to become the best they can be!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
The teachers and staff know all the students personally. I love that parents are welcome in the school and encouraged to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
because we have wonderfull teachers and students are the best :) mrs walsh is wonderfull . everyone one at fell charter is wonderfull i would never pick a better school for my daughter

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
The faculty here really cares about the children and their progress. I'm sure there are many schools like this but this is the only one in our area. Charter schools, in my opinion, are the nexst generation of schooling. If you are fortunate enough to have a Mosaica Charter school in your area. Check it out. You will be impressed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
I love Fell Charter School because I believe they put the students first...Charter schools were formed because of the dissatisfaction with their home school district, and Fell Charter's educational format along with a more hands-on approach because of smaller class sizes is second to none. The teachers and administration work together with the parents to provide an outstanding experience. And most important, my daughter loves it there, likes to go to school every day, and the top of the line education she receives really shows!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
I love Fell Charter for the great interactive learning my Kids receive. My kids love going to school and are learning some much. I love the way the teacher show a passion for educating our children. I also love the fact the teachers not guaranteed a job even after being the x number of years and have to prove their effectiveness each year. It is a great choice for a public education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
Because it affords kids a chance who for whatever reason don't feel comfortable in the public school system.

- submitted by a community member
October 23, 2010
Fell Charter has a decated caring staff who meets the needs and challanges of their student population. They have a curriculum unlike the traditional school setting.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 22, 2010
I love the hands on approach the school gives to students.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 22, 2010
I love the kids at Fell Charter School. They are the most polite, well mannered and knowledgeable kids I have met. They are happy to be in school. They come off the bus smiling and they are still smiling at the end of the day. The buidlings are not the most pretty, but they are neat, clean and happy spaces to learn. This is one of the best places to learn.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 22, 2010
All of the teachers truly enjoy their jobs and working with the children. It is so nice to work at a school where teachers and staff give 100% of themselves to their jobs and the children. Everyone is dedicated and involved and always strives to do better. Working with these well behaved, enthusiatic, and intelligent children is so rewarding!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
They make an extraordinary difference in the education of the students that attend. They care about education and how it is delivered to each student, but, more importantly care about the future leaders of our world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
The Fell Charter School is definitely an integral part of the community. It is a school whose teachers and staff are dedicated to the education of their students. Thank you for affording we parents the opportunity of having ones child/children educated at "Fell" because all of you do an outstanting job!!!From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 22, 2010
The interactive curriculum and the teachers are extremely dedicated.

- submitted by a teacher
October 21, 2010
Fell Charter School exceeds against all odds! Although it may not look like many other schools from the outside, it is truly what is inside that counts, and in this case what's inside is a collection of amazingly dedicated teachers and staff, each and every one of whom is fully committed to helping the students achieve success every day. Led by outstanding Principal Mary Jo Walsh, the Fell Charter team has twice won the PA School of Character Award (and both times was the only charter school in the state to do so). Interacting with the students, you can see why - character is a cornerstone of the school's mission and is in evidence in the behavior and success of the students, demonstrated daily. Their curriculum is interesting an engaging, with an emphasis on getting students ready not only for high school, but for college and the world beyond. Charter schools are a choice, and Fell Charter is clearly the best choice in the area.

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2008
Fell is wonderful! The teachers are the best. It is so evident that they truly care about kids. My child loves learning and going to school thanks to Fell Charter.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2008
Love the academics of this school.Children are very articulate and definately get a well rounded education.If Fell didn't exist;I would have to move out of the C'dale district. I would never send my children to Carbondale Area.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2007
I must say my children as well as myself love this school! As for the academics they are wonderful, they learn a foreign language in Kinder, that's not something you find in other schools. It's A free public school, & now they are, if I am not mistaken, already taking K-11th grade this yr, maybe 10th. The children love it there. Teachers are wonderful, the principals have left twice since I've been there, that is the only issue I have... Other than that, the children love learning & going to school everyday. They even do something called Paragon night where the children show their parents what they've learned in Paragon that month! The teachers also need more help from the parents. They aren't getting it. They are in need of more extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
This is my 3 childrens first year in Fell Charter and I wish that I would have found this school a year ago when we first moved to pa I have 2 in 4th grade and 1 in 7th they were ok students before and my 7th grader was struggling to catch up now only 1month into school and my 7th grader is pulling all A's and b's and my two 4th graders are doing better than ever in my eyes this is the best school in pa if you are lucky enough to get your child or children in do it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2007
You will never find another school like Fell Charter. It is very challenging but also very rewarding. My child learns more at this charter school than she did in public school. Glad we got 5 more years.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
If your kids are bored in school and not being challenged you need to send them to Fell.This is the most exciting learning environment in the area.I think if you live in PA your child can go to Fell.It is FREE public education at its BEST!The immersion into different cultures is incredible.Exposure to classical literature begins in 4th grade.Foreign lang begins with 5yr.olds.Computers that are accessible at all times, right next to their desks.What a cutting edge place.It is a little golden nugget in the quiet town of Simpson.My kids are so worldly and conversational, so enriched. The staff is excellent,very welcoming and well trained.The kids get a personal learning/goal sheet just for them.As a family we volunteer for alot of things at the school.The school is neat and clean.There are cameras in classes and outside for safety.No uniforms as of now.Love it, love it.check out fellcharter.org

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
My experience with the school so far has been a good one. My child is coming home from school happy and ready to tell me what she has learned. In comparison to coming home from school last year and just telling me how horrible it was and telling me she learned nothing. As far as the academic curriculum it is by far better than the public school district that I live in. I think the extracurricular activities are to be desired but, in all fairness are coming along and forming and growing with the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
The younger grades have a wonderful curriculum. However, my son will be entering high school next year and I am very concerned. They need more space and more options for the children to choose from like home economics, computer, or tech classes.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2006
The academic program is definitely more advanced than the local district and the opportunities for parents to be involved is phenomenal. The only downfall is the lack of extracurricular activities for the students.

- submitted by a teacher
April 04, 2006
This school was awesome when it opened. It has gone way down hill. My daughter is now in 2nd grade, and is on her 3rd teacher this year. The principal also left this year. They are on their 4th principal now. The academics/extracurricular activities were wonderful at first, but have also gone down hill. My son started in 6th when it opened, but I moved him to public school in 9/05 as he wasn't getting the courses he would need for college preparation. I think it's the Board that's messing things up rather than the teachers. Most of the teachers are phenomenal (the one's I've come into contact with). I am very disappointed in this academic year and will be sending my daughter to public school for 9/06.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
This school has the kind of educators and small family environment that every parent dreams of. Students at this school fell special, and are treated with respect and fairness. They also receive a high quality education that will benefit them far into the future.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2005
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Fell Cs
777 Main St, Simpson, PA  18407
(570) 282-5199
Last modified Fell Cs is a Charter school that serves grades K-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fell Cs Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top