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Franklin Classical School

Private | K-12 | 130 students

FCS is known for our biblical, Christ-centered curriculum and loving teachers.
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $291,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $990.

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4 stars

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Posted June 17, 2013

Most teachers are very good. All classrooms from K-12 are in one small hallway. High schoolers are more mature and despite being a "Christian School", some can say and do things that may be inappropriate for elementary aged students to see and hear. On the other hand, it can be very positive for elementary aged students and middle school and high school students without disciplinary problems to interact. Security is fairly lax, on more than a few occasions I had to wander down the hallway past all the classrooms looking for assistance during school hours. Discipline tends to be inconsistent. One year ago, over 10% of student body was either expelled or suspended.) High school has limited course selection, parents must supplement with other homeschool classes/co-ops, or dual enrollment in the local community college. It is essentially a very expensive homeschool cooperative. The school is not full time nor accredited which can be an issue for students (especially high school) requiring scholarships that either do not have a high GPA or do not test well on standardized tests. School calendar tends to shift around so it is difficult to plan family events. Inconsistent communication
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

I am very pleased with this school. The teachers are very caring and my children (1st and 3rd grade) are challenged and nurtured. It is a great feeling when I can leave the school knowing my children are in the best hands.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 67%
Black 2% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Home School
Private School
Public School
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 99% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Hebrew
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:40 am
School Leader's name
  • Jeff Dokkestul
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (615) 595-5339

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Multi-aged
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Humanities
  • Religious
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
30
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
40
Students typically come from these schools
Home School
Private School
Public School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$7000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 99%
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1215 Hillsboro Rd
Franklin, TN 37069
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Phone: (615) 595-5337

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