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PK-12
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Nashville, TN
Students enrolled: 817
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4700 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220

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(615) 832-8845
(615) 834-4137
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December 15, 2014
My sons graduated from FRA. This school has meant so much to our family. We are blessed to have been a part of FRA for many years and look forward to the great things to come. There are so many wonderful things happening!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2014
I am a graduate of FRA and a current parent. I feel so blessed to have my two boys as a part of the FRA community because the faculty and staff know them, love them and pour into them daily. My boys are very different but FRA has been such a great place for both of them. The academics are challenging, the opportunities are endless and the spiritual piece is something that is very important to our family. Very few schools do strong academics and Christian mission well. FRA is one of those few. The new headmaster, Sean Casey, is the real deal. He is an authentic leader who is honest, driven, and cares about the quality of the staff and education that FRA provides. He even teaches in the upper school! In addition to Mr. Casey, the Deans in the lower, middle, and upper schools are stellar. I could not be more excited to be a part of this community! I encourage anyone looking at independent schools in Nashville to look at FRA.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2014
Franklin Road Academy does a great job executing on its mission of providing an excellent education in an inclusive Christian community. My daughter recently shadowed in the Upper School and I could not have been more impressed. The school offers a great value for the tuition. I loved the fact that there is a writing and math lab that students can use not only when they are struggling with a topic or paper but to achieve at a level they didn't even know possible. While their college placements are impressive, they care more about WHO they send to college than where they attend. This is a school that knows what's important! My daughter even commented that she loved the way the teachers and students interacted with one another. She said she could tell the faculty knew the students well and really cared about them!

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2014
I am an alumna of FRA, and was a student here for 6 years. The way the admistration treated me, I wouldn't send my worst enemy's child here. I was being sought out by another student daily for three years and they refused to intervene. The values that this school portrays are distorted and only come to play when it is helpful to the admistration. Zero tolerance may be written in every school handbook and on the walls to comfort incoming parents and students, but it means nothing when you are actually in need of help.

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2014
We spent our middle school years at this school. The academics, I finally discovered, were very good, and a few teachers hit the mark precisely. A lot is demanded of the teachers, and they, and the office staff are kind, and connect well with the students. We participated in many ways, such as being room parents, but there was no "family" feeling there. In fact, we disagreed with 7th graders being required to have laptops due to all the social media problems and its huge distraction on academics, much to the outright scorn of some parents. Though FRA had not done it before so it was rough-going, the school allowed our student to take classes above the grade level, and we were grateful for that. The religion distracted from academics, and dominated the schedule over academics. There aren't many good school choices in Nashville, without built-in, time-wasting distractions such as public school fighting, and religious dogma, without breaking the bank. We did not see much bullying, but many students were pampered with designer wardrobe obsessions and were so stunted socially that, later on, they do not remain in out-of-town colleges to be close to mom and dad's money.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2014
My son just graduated this school and is now heading to Belmont. If you are looking for an excellent education with good Christian morals and ethics then hands down this the best you'll get. You'll be double blessed if you have Mrs. Blevins, coach Furgeson, or Mr.Chandler for anything.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2014
If you like Arts, then this is not the school for you. "Integrity and Balance" is their slogan- the two things the school does NOT have. Balance? Please. Balance if you're into sports. The divide between the athletics and the arts would be comical, if it wasn't so...not comical. And the athletics aren't even that good. Instead of snubbing the departments that are actually worth something, maybe they should re-evaluate what they put stock into over there. At the very least they should equally support all aspects. Hey, FRA? You need to check yourself, before you wreck yourself (which at the rate you're going, I give you 5 years). Good luck!

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2014
There is no perfect independent or public school system, but if you are looking for a challenging academic environment in a private setting Franklin Road academy fits the bill. The faculty and facilities are top notch. Scholars with integrity and balance is the school motto and is reflected in the students daily life on campus. For the past 7 years the academy has grown and weathered challenges. Sadly, when parents or the student isn't happy they attack or blame the school and slander the institution. Here's a thought, if it's not a fit for your family, then there are plenty of other options, but one families negative experience might be another families ideal environment. Weigh your options and make your own decision. Franklin Road Academy just might be what you're looking for.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
I have had children at FRA for 12 years and this past year was by far the best! The last posts in this site DOES NOT reflect the school that I know and love. My children are extremely happy, as am I. We have INCREDIBLE heads of school, much better than the ones we had in the past, and we have an incredible Head of School coming in from a top Atlanta private school. Yes, we had a large amount transfers last year, but the quality of education has only gotten better. It would be hard to find a better, more caring school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
Great school with priorities in the proper places! 3 best principals you could ever ask for. If you want a place where your kids will truly feel part of a family while being held accountable, FRA is perfect. We have children in all three schools there and could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
I am confident that my children are going to graduate from Franklin Road Academy, attend the college of there choice and contribute to this world in a leadership role all with excellent character, integrity and faith. I have this confidence because FRA has high academic standards, an impressive teaching and admin staff and continues to improve in any areas where they need improvement. FRA has a beautiful campus and is filled with school spirit and my family is proud to attend this exceptional school! WE ARE FRA!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
I am student at FRA and I am very happy. There is something for everyone. The teachers are very nice and they care about their students. They listen to your ideas, and they encourage us. I would never want to leave this school.

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2014
We have been a FRA family for 8 years. Both our children love this school and so do my husband and I. I used the words FRA family because that is the atmosphere of this school. FRA is a family full of loving and caring members. My kids are growing both academically and spiritually. I love the fact that this is an all inclusive Christian school. As a parent it is my responsibility to raise my kids in a Christian environment but the fact that FRA reinforces the same morals and surrounds my kids in a loving Christian environment is priceless. FRA does a wonderful job balancing academics, religion, sports, and the arts. At FRA students are able to become well rounded and have the opportunity to excel in many different activities. Teachers truly care about their students and do a fabulous job communicating with parents. I have read some of the negative posts about FRA and all I can say is those posts are not reflective of the experience my family has had at FRA. I understand FRA may work for some but I do not feel the negative posts should be taken as fact. We love FRA and are excited to continue being part of the FRA family. GO PANTHERS!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
I have been an FRA parent for 6 years now. W love this school and feel very confident in the education our daughter has received. Se is beyond excited about the opportunities he will have next year in middle school. We have a great "FRA family" who have been beside in all things good and bad in our lives during our time here. Mr. West in the lower school has been a terrific addition! Great school all around!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
Having been at FRA for 10+ years, I can honestly say that my children are in a safe, academically strong, christian centered educational environment that continually strives to impart moral values and balance. The teachers and administration are caring and dedicated, trying their best everyday to positively impact the lives of our children.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
My children love FRA. I can honestly say that the teachers care, the administration is receptive to ideas and concerns and the school as a whole is dedicated and attentive. In reading some of the negative reviews, it struck me that a child's education is a marathon, not a sprint. There will be turnover, there will be bumps in the road. I choose to teach my children that change is a part of life, challenges create opportunities to work together and find solutions....all things I want my children to carry with them after high school. As far as the negative comments here, no reputable administrator at another private school would ever portray FRA in an unfavorable light...if they do, I would seriously question their integrity. Any school that says they do not have challenges from time to time is not being honest. Raising and educating children is tough. I would encourage you to ask the right questions and trust your gut. We did it 12 years ago, and have never looked back. FRA is an awesome place to send your children. They leave with moral values, a God centered heart and an education to be proud of.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2014
I agree with the previous reviews. Please be smart and do research about this school. Talk to people in the community to understand the reputation of this school. It will be many years before this school bounces back, but in the meantime don't compromise your child's education. The school has lowered it's expectation in order to increase enrollment, which has caused lower expectations in classrooms. There is a high faculty turn over rate, which should speak volumes. We tried to wait it out and give second chances, but we just couldn't do it any longer at the financial expense.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
I would encourage any parent to do extensive research on the recent history at this school before signing a contract. Ask other school administrators who have heard it ALL from FRA transfers. Roughly 125 families left the school after the 2013 year. Like another parent, I don't know how there can be so many positive reviews unless the FRA staff are rating the school. As one parent said, if you really want a caring and loving environment, consider MBA, Father Ryan or St. Cecilia. Choose wisely.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2014
I'm thankful for FRA, the administration (especially Middle School), and teachers. They love our students and encourage them to do their best. The last month of school is busy and yet with all the the end of year activities, banquets and performances it amazes me how much the faculty really know and care for the kids. They are proud of where the kids started in August and where they are now. My child has grown and become more confident and independent through the mentors at Franklin Road Academy. Thank you teachers and staff for making this another great year for my family. We appreciate you.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2014
About the time that the school switched to Division II sports in 2010, a lot has changed. The admissions department seemed to lower its criteria. The school deemphasized religion. Tuition was increased significantly to pay for athletic scholarship$ which in essence squeezed out the hard working middle class families [the families ..umm.. with values.] Quite the sacrifice in order to win football and basketball games. After 3 years, there was no strategic alignment between teachers, admissions, donors, a fragmented board, athletics staff or the administration. Teachers were forced to lower previously high standards to pass athletes. Religion became an afterthought. MANY families, teachers, staff and board members left. With reduced enrollment $, long-time teachers were fired in favor of low-cost twenty-somethings. At least two principals left. The head of school left the school in shambles. Several board members left .some with extraordinarily deep pockets. This institution would make a terrific case study on how NOT to run a private school. On a side note, the politics are formidable. If you are not on the inside , forget about opportunities for your children.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
Franklin Road Academy can be best described as a sort of exercise in futility. This school can't go a single year without a scandal or a dean being fired and has spent all of its time and money in court fighting all of its former donors. Academically speaking FRA is fairly strong, but that is due to the efforts of individual teachers and not to any support, or lack thereof, which they may receive from the administration. Many teachers pay out of pocket to provide their students with learning material. The hallways are covered in cockroaches and the walls are, quite literally, home to colonies of ants. Instead of renovating the facilities, the administration decides to put money into building a school spirit group called the FRAternity, which was formed because FRA's school spirit was nonexistent, and into renovating the tennis courts (only they didn't build enough courts, so the team can't even play matches on campus) and into building a 3rd soccer field. The school, which hosts "Spiritual Emphasis Week" every year in February, made a giant banner for that week where they spelled Spiritual as "Spritual". Clearly, this school is run by only the most intelligent of people.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2014
I absolutely adore this school!!! It has an AMAZING Vocal Program for all students in the middle school section. They have great plays, teach good Christian values at morning announcements, and love their students! We get special speakers like once a famous baseball player, a guy who was represented in a movie, a band, etc. The have Mathletes, too! For kids who are advanced, sadly they don't gave a gifted program. Sometimes they go to slow on the things you do know, too fast on the things you do know, sometimes. They have tutoring through after school, thankfully. They have great awards for the best grades after every quarter. Overall, it's a great school. It's a little expensive since it is a private school, but a pretty good school!!!! For advanced kids, it gets harder every year. They let you bring iPads to school, though!!!! They have uniforms, but the iPads are so fun!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2014
It has a great sports program!!!!!! I enjoy bringing iPads to school, too since it is a private school! A little but on the expensive side, but it is more for your buck!!!

- submitted by a community member
January 02, 2014
We've been at FRA for 7 years. We are thankful for the teachers, deans, assistant deans, coaches and faculty. They love our children. They encourage them to be their best and follow their talents. The "balanced road" approach offers many opportunities for the kids to learn and grow. ASPIRE and Philanthropic Studies is rare. Few schools in the nation offer programs like these. Another big plus is FRA is a nondenominational Christian school. More parents are becoming involved with the new Parent Association. The PA is working hard and it is noticed.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2014
Love every bit of it! They're are so many opportunities for students to partake in and the faculty and staff care about the students' well being. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
We have been so thankful for FRA! I have never been at a school that cares more about the children! They care about the Whole child!!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
FRA is a school that has promoted a good balance of academic, christian, and service oriented values in our daughter. The school sincerely cares about the children and encourages the children to not only be involved with the school, but also with the community. We have since enrolled our two small children into the schools PreK-3 program and can be confident in knowing the type of education and nurturing atmosphere they will experience. We would highly recommend FRA!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
I have had children at FRA for 14 years now. My two oldest daughters graduated and have gone on to top Universities and have thrived academically, socially, philanthropically and spiritually. The caring environment that is FRA offers challenging academics, incredible comraderie among the students and families, and many opportunities for each student to excel whether it is in the classroom, on the athletic field, on the stage, or in another extra-curricular activity - or all of the above. The students learn that they can be successful in all areas given the opportunity and support of the faculty and student body. I also have a current student who has been there for 10 years. She has incredible confidence as a result of the many successes that she has had at FRA. FRA offers a wonderful partnership between family and school while giving every student an abundance of opportunities and support to succeed in them. All while being an inclusive Christian school. I can't say enough good things about my experiences at FRA.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
I have three children at Franklin Road Academy and we have been for 4 years. My family and I have been welcomed into this wonderful community and been actively involved every year. All of my kids have had top notch, quality, caring, Christian teachers. The new deans at FRA are being talked about all over the Nashville community and are a perfect fit for our Academy. The technology program at FRA is far above other schools in the area. FRA loves each and every kid that walks the hallways and they constantly nurture, educate and help our kids grow to be scholars with integrity and balance.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
I love this school! My children are receiving a wonderful education that is supported by a strong Christian foundation. They are loved and appreciated for their differences.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
FRA is wonderful and unique in Nashville. As a co-ed, K-12, Christian school, it truly stands out in the community. We have 2 children attending and they are growing academically and spiritually. FRA is competitive athletically as it moved up to DIIA, but it has maintained a balance, not sacrificing academic standards or the character of the school. (Unlike other schools who have done whatever it takes to win state championships) Despite changes that have displeased a select few, the leaders of the school have never waivered on their commitment to the students and the school's mission. We have not experienced any of the negative situations suggested below and would highly recommend FRA to any family that wants a caring environment for their children to learn and grow academically, socially and spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
We are so happy with FRA. It is everything we were looking for. The Deans of the Lower School and Middle School are the best in the country. Their enthusiasm for education is beyond what one can imagine.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2013
I am an alumni of FRA and if you care about your child attending a school that encourages independent thinking, creativity, and treating people with respect, please run. FRA is and always will be a wealthy country club that warehouses kids of the Brentwood "elite." The bullying at this school borders the criminal in some instances and when I was there, superlatives would be given to the same kids every year depending on how much money was donated. If you're interested in a more caring, academically rigorous school, try St. Cecilia, MBA, or Father Ryan.

- submitted by a community member
May 15, 2013
In my opinion some parents run the school and have to much say of what goes on. It is good to get the paying parents comments, but to let a select few have their way is crazy and spells disaster, exactly what has happened to the school. The school is not a Good Christian Environment. There are clicks and kids talking about other kids, and parents talking about other parents. Some teachers talk to about the kids..There are a few good teachers but the ones that are not good are really NO GOOD and should be gone. As far as the sports, maybe they are better in the upper grades, but in the middle school grades 5-8 it is a pre-determined roster based on who you are at the school. If I thought it was just me being hard to please, there is about half the school leaving, So there are plenty of concerns here. The school will be back one day, but it will take a few years and we simply dont have a few years to throw away and throw away that kind of money.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
I am definitely a REAL parent! My son has attended FRA the last two years and this school is WONDERFUL!! My son transferred from another local private school. There was some staffing changes in the administration and some parents did panic unnecessarily in my opinion. The transition has been smooth. I am very glad we stayed FRA will be even better. So if you had a negative experience, you are not speaking for all of us!! My son has maintained Head's List and has excelled in sports. I LOVE the Christian enviroment he is in there,also.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2013
I honestly can't imagine some of the glowing reviews. Poor experience for my child.we were sold a bill of goods, and when we got there it was not good.many families panicking o get their children out of here! Please please beware.whomever is writing the good reviews on this school is either working for the school or just part of the problem.due diligence needed here.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
I have two children at FRA that started in PreK and are headed to high school. I have been so happy here and blown away with how the teachers work with my two very different children. I find that the teachers truly care about my children and communicate with me often both with positive and negative feedback to keep them moving forward. The emphasis on servant leadership is important to me as well; I feel that this school tries to nuture the student without creating a sense of "elitism" you would find at most private schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
It doesn't get much better. FRA has been wonderful for my boys and my family. They are getting an outstanding college preparatory education. My boys are involved in multiple sports and are encouraged to participate in as many things as they can, and learning in the process how to keep things in balance. The Christian environment supports our family and church life and my boys have become leaders at school and at church. I'm proud of the work ethic that we have instilled in our boys and the way the school supports how you can reach your goals by hard work. What an amazing ride this has been. My children started in PK4 and will graduate next year. Thank you to a school that is a family and really makes a difference!!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
Franklin Road Academy is a great school. The best part of the school is the many opportunities for each individual child to succeed. For example, I know many students who have the chance to play sports while at the same time be in the arts. The academics are just as balanced. The college counselors are amazing and the curriculum prepares the student well for a successful college experience. FRA students are truly scholars with integrity and balance. Although, some say we don't have the best facilities in town nor are we perfect but you can't deny the forever impact your child will have in the relationship with FRA teachers. FRA has an incredible group of teachers who care about the success of the individual child and their full potential. I've been at FRA since 2000 and I've been teaching (technology) for over 20 years. I highly recommend Franklin Road Academy to any parent to consider for their child. Please visit our website to discover more about FRA--http://www.franklinroadacademy.com.

- submitted by a teacher
March 09, 2013
Very poor exuse for a prep school.beware of this place, administration is in a shambles,select few families run it, all others considered "outsiders".testing scores here are at the bottom for independant schools, and are actually lower than the local public schools??? What a mistake we have made by placing my child in this joke of a school!if you are looking for an overpriced,under achieving,mini country club, this is the place for you! There are some good teachers here, but the bad far overshadows the good.I will be taking my child out of here, I hope it is not too late, admissions directors at local schools are adding FRA "task Forces" to accommodate the influx of Families leaving!! I was truly amazed at having a principle, and a teacher "roll their eyes" at me during a parent /teacher meeting?? Very disrespectful, unacceptable behaviour for a Twelve year old!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
Great school. Languages( Latin,Spanish, French), Technology, Science(s)( biology, chemisty, physics..., Art, Music (chorus, band) , Math (Geometry, Algebra, Trig...) AP Honor classes, Theatre, Wellness, History, Sports (volleyball, tennis, football, bowling, basketball, baseball, wrestling, swimming, soccer), track, cheerleading. The school provides opportunities for the kids to attent Bear Creek in Alabama, or trips to New York, Chicago or Washington DC.. Philanthropy programs. There are so many wonderful things to say about FRA. Like any school it's not perfect but when issues arise the school takes appropriate measures. Well-rounded school. Small class sizes. Safe campus . Administration staff, teachers, maintenance crew all wonderful. Most importantly, "FRA develops students of integrity with Christian values to sustain and lead them in lives that will make a difference."

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2011
We shopped extensively for a new school for our kids. The most important factors were the administration of the school, quality of teachers, the curriculum and finally the social environment from a child's perspective. We have been very pleased with FRA. The school is led by Dr. Sissy Wade who has built a strong administration team whose focus is on creating a leading-edge curriculum and a learning environment that produces really smart kids who have confidence and the tools to achieve whatever they set their heart and mind to. The school is quick to identify and adapt to the needs of the student (provide gifted curriculum or extra assistance) without drawing attention to the student (very important to the kids because they tend to want to blend in during the teen years). The staff is outstanding at providing a caring learning environment that sets the bar high but not unattainable. All of the teachers are very in tune with the kids. The school has extensive programs in the arts and sports. Most notably are the programs that help develop one's character. FRA is built on a stellar administration which encourages and enables kids to be the best they can be.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2011
When I was younger, my dream was to graduate from FRA and send my kids there once they became of age. Now I realize that if the school continues on the downward path that it is on, I won't want my children anywhere near it. The academics are fine and the teachers are very attentive and caring, but the administration and board are trying to make the school something that it is not. They have become almost obsessed with trying to make the school on par in football with other schools, such as Ensworth and Brentwood Academy. They don't understand that not being on par with those schools in football doesn't matter to the students or even parents. The school has thrived on being good at other sports in the past, and that had been what was setting us apart. Also, the tablet PC programs that the school administered is almost pointless. The point of the program, in the eyes of the board and administration, was to set the school apart technologically, but it actually has put us behind in my opinion. The computer allow us to write on the screens, but they are poorly constructed computer and almost useless for anything but writing. The cons of the program far outweigh the benefits.

- submitted by a community member
January 21, 2011
FRA is an excellent school. I attended the school kindergarten through senior year and now have three children at the school. The excellent teachers meet the needs of my children. Each child is unique yet matched with the teacher that works with my child's needs. I love that my children can play on the football team and participate in the school play. Dr. Sissy Wade, head of school, leads well and excels in the academic field. I know FRA is preparing my children for college and to be able to succeed in their college choice.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2010
Our children attended 2 years. My husband was an alumni and we had great expectations. Not only disapointed but confused about the curriculum or lack of one. Never have I seen their elementary curriculum and the math and reading areas in pre-k and kindergarten were weak. I taught kindergarten for 9 years so I should know. We had to tutor an entire summer to prepare our children for a different school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2010
Wow, what a terrific school! I have two children currently attending FRA, both of whom are blossoming. The best part about FRA is that everyone can be somebody. Opportunities abound in art, athletics and academics. The culture at FRA is wholesome integrity matters. I do not believe there is a better college preparatory school in middle Tennessee.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2010
The academics were above average when I was a student there from 8th-11th grades (2003-2007). Most teachers were kind, caring, and willing to help students outside of class. I found many of the parents and students to be snobby, condescending, self-absorbed, very cliquish, and extremely materialistic. I left the school after my junior year because I was subjected to so much bullying and mistreatment. In my opinion, the whole "Scholars with Integrity and Balance" thing is a farce; most of the administrators (esp. the Head of School) are interested in nothing but money and prestige. The tablet PC program was introduced my sophomore year of high school. In some ways, the laptops improved learning (especially for writing & research purposes), but they also made learning more difficult in math & science classes.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 11, 2010
The most impressive school .... amazing teachers and you can tell the kids are happy by the smiles you see on their faces everyday...

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2010
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- submitted by a student
November 07, 2009
Not only a parent, but an alum as well, FRA is like no other. A student can truly go anywhere and do anything and know that they are prepared for every opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2009
It's not great. I'm definitely getting out of there as soon as I can. You aren't welcome if you've been there for a while. There are cliques, and they are very unfriendly. I would not recommend it.

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2009
Very supportive, kind, nurturing and loving environment along with top notch teachers and academics! Kudos to all at FRA for giving our recent graduate a top notch education!! We love ya'll

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2009
I love my school i feel in a safe loving and learning environment.

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2009
My teachers are always available if I need help, and really seem to care about my sucess. I have plenty of course options. The arts department is excellent. No school is perfect, but FRA has provided me with the education needed to be accepted into more than one of the top twenty universities in the country.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
Great School--wonderful teachers very helpful and kind to my child-very kind and caring for all students and parents. Great Head Mistress Sissy Wade is a talented and smart lady. SHe is well liked.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2009
Simply outstanding. Great balance of academics and extra-curricular activities. College-like administration and college-level instruction. Oh, by the way, this school has a moral compass and character matters. We could not be any happier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 21, 2009
FRA's teacher are simply outstanding. They are caring and dedicated professionals who not only do a great job of preparing each child for the academic rigors of college; they also develop meaningful relationships with students to mentor and guide them to grow into adults who will reach their potential while also looking beyond themselves to serve as leaders in college and in their careers. Our children have greatly benefitted from having gone to FRA; they attended challenging universities throughout the country, and they have all excelled there academically, athletically, and socially. We attribute much of the their success to the foundation that was given them by the teachers at FRA.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2008
FRA has been a wonderful experience for our family. My boys have been here since Pre-K4 and are now in the 7th grade. The things we wanted were a Pre-K through 12 program and Christian environment, loving teachers. Things we didn't expect that make us love this school: FRA wants to help every student find out what they excel at doing, they're best school in the area for student/school wide technology, it is very much a family environment and there is opportunity to get as involved as you'd like, the opportunity to 'be there'.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2008
FRA is the best of the best in mid-TN. Academics are outstanding, strong Christian morals are stressed, their leadership development program is incredible, and athletics are amazing--they are among the top 5 schools, I think, for state championships won in a variety of sports. Their fine and performing arts are also outstanding--many colleges do not have the high caliber talent that regularly graces the stages of FRA. The technology is tops in the entire state. The most important thing, coming from a parent, is that each child receives personal instruction and is nutured, challenged, and encouraged in all areas.

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September 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 13, 2008
The Middle School at FRA is incredible; the leadership of the middle school is incredible and the teachers are amazing.

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April 24, 2008
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April 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2008
FRA is wonderful in many different ways. It's academics are on a high level, which is a great credit to its teachers. The athletics are outstanding, and games are very fun. The arts at FRA are amazing. The level of talent is ridiculous. Even all this would make FRA a great school, but there is one more thing that truly puts it over the top. The relationships with teachers and coaches is incredible. Teachers are willing to help you with any question you may have, and they truly enjoy their job. You can joke around and make fun of most any teacher, but be prepared to be made fun of yourself if you make fun of them, all in good fun of course!

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2007
This school has very many great things about it and is wonderful in geting your child ready for college.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
Nothing but positive things to say about this school. Our son loves going to school everyday, we get plenty of feedback and information from the teachers and administration and the FRA staff really loves the kids! Parents can be involved as they want to be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2007
FRA has a great christian environment and has many wonderful teachers. I never want to leave this school!

- submitted by a student
December 13, 2006
FRA is a great school, high academics, strong athletics, good christian values, excellent fine arts program, and a beautiful campus. FRA is definatly an excellent choice to send your child.

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2006
This school is incredible. I have two students enrolled currently, a 6th grader and 4th grader. The academic standards are extremely high. The sports programs are fantastic. The arts and music program are some of the best in the city. I think overall, FRA is the best value of all the private schools.

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February 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
FRA has some of the best acedemics I have ever known. There are many availabilities of the arts in FRA. Parents have a large involvement in the school.

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January 18, 2005
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Each student - 100% - of FRA graduates are accepted to the finest colleges and universities throughout the country each year, including: Baylor, Boston College, Colby College, College of Charleston, Cornell, Darmouth, DePaul, Duke, Emory, Furman, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, MIT, NYU, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Princeton, Purdue, Rice, Samford, Tuland, UNC, U.S. Naval Academy, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Washington University, Wellesley College, West Point, and Yale.

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