We are proud to be a part of FRA. The faculty and administration love our kids. They encourage and inspire them to be better person. The academic setting is strong. We are appreciative of the new ASPIRE program. The school strives to build students with "balance and integrity in a Christian environment." For example, you may see the same student sing in the chorus, act in a play and play basketball on the court. This school helps our children reach for more than they thought possible.
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!!
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!
My children have been at Franklin Road Academy for 6 years and are thriving in the incredible environment that is FRA. My children are getting an excellent college-prep education in a Christian environment and are exposed to many wonderful sports and art opportunities. The faculty and staff are extremely qualified, caring and motivating! Our campus is beautiful and thriving with school spirit! We could not be happier!!!
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.
All 3 of my children attend FRA and have since Kindergarten. As with with any private or public institution we are not perfect, but the academy turns out incredible scholars with integrity and balance. Pretty awesome, since that happens to be FRA's mission. If you want a school that is for the children, about the children and an academy, that without a doubt knows exactly who they are; I strongly encourage you to look at Franklin Road Academy.
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.
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.
We have 2 girls who have attended FRA since preschool. Not only are they receiving a great education but they love school. The teachers and administrators are loving, accessible, fun, educationally challenging and truly know our children. The school continues to be on the cutting edge of education and technology. It is a Christian school. The art department puts on amazing shows. FRA sports are compettive as well. The last several years the girls basketball, golf and soccer teams have competively won multiple state championship titles. We'd highly recommend the balance and community of FRA.
FRA is a much stronger school this year. With the addition of the two new deans in the Upper school and Middle school, the new ASPIRE program, a new Spiritual Emphasis director and a new, updated website, this school is a top notch school. The teachers are caring and professional, the Deans are incredible and the academics are strong. Most importantly, the students are respectful and BALANCED. We have been there 12 years, and this is by far the best year yet. Take a look for yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
I think this is the best school in Nashville. My son started this school in 5th grade and is now in 11th. We could have chose any school. There is integrity, balance, and love here. I like the uniform dress code, I believe it helps the children focus on what's important. I think this school encourages individuality toward finding their unique and genuine gifts and talents...in a family-like supportive atmosphere. There is no perfect school on this earth. I have noticed that when things go wrong, this school handles situations openly (if appropriate for age group) and carefully. I love that problems are held in Christ light instead of condemnation. I wasn't sure about this school at first because some of my thinking is very liberal but I am truly grateful to have persevered and find I have grown here as much as my child! I believe my son is ready for college :).
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Franklin Road Academy on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Franklin Road Academy, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.