We are starting our 5th year at Flint Academy. My children would not want to go anywhere else. The staff truly care and value the children that attend the school. Class sizes are small and intimate. The teachers really know what is going on with the student and their families. Teachers are able to individualize the students learning plan while working with all the students in the class. My children are having fun and motivated to learn. Our family feels very blessed to belong to such a great academy.
There is no other school in the DFW area like Flint Academy. It is an all-inclusion, classical, Christian academy. What this means for our family is that our two children with dyslexia get the extra help for dyslexia remediation without feeling different or losing self esteem. While my older son is challenged with a college prep curriculum in a smaller environment that meets his need for less chaos and smaller class size. All of this is accomplished in an environment where my children are valued as individuals created by God in a world created by God. It is a loving and family environment where my children have developed a love of learning.
Flint Academy has given our home new life. We have one traditional student and two with learning differences enrolled, all of whom have blossomed and found new love for education through this school. With small class sizes, personalized attention, individual learning plans, Christian values and interactive teaching styles, Flint Academy has grown to be more than a school for my children. It is their second family.
The teachers at Flint Academy love their students and treat them like valued treasures who will someday change the world. They believe in the students more than the kids believe in themselves and demonstrate that daily in the way they prepare and deliver material at each child's level. My children have learned more from these dedicated individuals than in several years combined at public school.
When my children were in public school, they were given 2-3 hours of homework each night, often including new concepts and subject that was so briefly covered, they couldn't remember how to complete it. At Flint, there is minimal homework, yet what there is involves clear instructions, defined timelines, creative methods and teachers make themselves available to help clarify any questions or needs.
Flint Academy is based on Christian principles which develop ideal student character. They teach how honesty and integrity impact a child's entire life and how being a good person is not based on intelligence or popularity. Being a full-inclusion school, they also teach tolerance, diversity and fairness daily.
We have two student in Flint Academy. Both are dyslexic and one is AD/HD which makes it very difficult to thrive in the public school system. The teachers and curriculum at Flint provide a safe environment in which our students are learning and growing.
As with any good school, parent involvement is vitally important. There are regularly scheduled progress reports but, more importantly, teachers and administration is readily available to discuss student progress or any parental concerns at any time.
I would recommend Flint Academy to any family seeking a quality education, learning not only the basics but being taught ethical and moral behaviors through practice and example.
Take the time to read the negative reviews. They are very accurate. Please take notice that there are no reviews in the past 2 years and all ratings are largely 5 stars or 1 star. This school is geared toward kids on the spectrum or students who cannot cope or thrive in the average school setting. If this describes your child, you do not have high expectations of your child's education, or you want to detach yourself from the entire process, this is the school for you.
We have had our children at Flint Academy since the second year it opened. Had we known about it earlier, we would have been there. The teachers are compassionate and love the kids like their own. The children feel special and strive to please the teachers. The academics are adapted to each student's level and perfected to completion. The kids feel good about themselves and know that they are eternally significant because of the compassionate and consistent instruction of not only the teachers, but the staff as well. There is a feeling of family at Flint Academy. Check it out for yourself and ask for parental references. We would do it all over again. It is the best decision we ever made.