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1190 West 900 North
Provo, UT 84601

(801) 437-3100
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May 28, 2014
One of the best charter schools in town. I like it for my son as a school of choice. He has always been loved by all the teachers. They treat him as an individual. There are so many options to foster the students. He has been continually challeneged. I would defintely recommend this school to anyone who wants to strive well academically. Parking is the biggest issue but worth doing it for its standards. This is more like a high end private school rather than a public charter school.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
this school is very good and has advanced academics that put ur child at a higher grade level mentally. the lunches aren't AMAZING but their healthy. there is very little bullying at this school and the new and older building are both beautiful I'm a 7th grade student there and its sometimes a lot of work but i love being at the school plus there is many different sports you can do!! but also i my opinion this school isn't for everyone, the teachers are great and treat each student with respect!

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2013
Excellent teachers! Wonderful curriculum. Students are treated as individuals and they are put in situations where they are able to achieve. Every teacher my children have had here make it their top priority to ensure that my child is continually challenged. I appreciate the clear and consistent guidelines, the uniform policies, and the efforts to involved parents and families in the children's education. No school is perfect because nobody is perfect, but I am thrilled that my children have the privilege of an education at Freedom.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2013
We have had our children at Freedom for many years and have seen wonderful growth and progression, especially in reading and math. My children were all far below their grade levels when we started, and were ahead when they left. My older children missed out on the high school, but my younger children will and are reaping the benefits of the personalized attention they receive every day from their teachers in both the elementary and high school. The newly added 9th grade may not currently have many electives, but what is offered is priceless and their teachers truly care about them. Twice a week they have a Freshman Seminar class that helps them prepare for college. They have been on several service field trips and academic field trips where they make a difference in our community and learn about financial literacy. They are learning math with the same computer software used at the university level so they will be prepared for the types of math classes they will face in college. The academic benefits of Freedom's high school are a great fit for us and I feel confident my children will be well prepared for college because of their years at Freedom Academy.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2012
We agree. We feel so blessed that our children were able to get into Freedom Academy several years ago. We am also greatful for a school of choice. We choose to bring our chidren to Freedom. We're glad they cut out the wasteful programs that really do not enhance their educational experience. The best part about Freedom is the governing board and administration are not closed minded. They are always looking for ways to improve the school. Because the school is bringing in upper grades my family now has a clear direction of where our children will attend high school in several years. We have been to the state website and compared test scores with all other charter schools in the valley and Freedom was #1. I'm sure there will be bumps down the road but as for me and my family we chose Freedom Academy! Are there things we feel could be better? Sure. But those things we feel lacking in no way would make us move our children to any other school in the valley. Their educational success is too important.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2012
I feel so blessed that my children got in to Freedom Academy. My kids are so happy there. They have great teachers who try to teach them to the child's knowledge. They have great programs that help the child's ability to grow. They also have great after school programs for all children. The staff is always trying to improve the school anyway they can. There is a lot of expectations from the children but, that is why it's so great. It is a learning environment not a playing environment. As a parent I want my child to succeed and this school is a great school that will help your child do that.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2012
My son attended Freedom and we have been a highly involved family for many years. While I agree with many of the positive comments submitted so far, I have seen a deterioration over the last few years. Many of the programs families love have been eliminated or reduced. Decisions have been made that take resources and programs from younger grades in order to offer more for the upper grades. Complaints from neighbors, parents, and teachers are brushed under the table by administration. Parent voices are no longer heard unless they are in line with administrative agendas. A common response heard by parents who voice an opinion or concern is, "This is a school of choice. If you don't like it, choose another school." Deliberate deceptions and half-truths are on the rise. Therefore, our family has joined several others and have pulled from this once highly-acclaimed school. We are now affiliated with another charter school that still offers the classes and integrity eliminated at Freedom. It saddens me to see the great reputation of this school deteriorate because of the personal agendas that are taking precedent over the welfare of the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2012
This is a great school. While we are Hispanic and I have never seen any of this favoritism some other parents are talking about. There are issues with bullying but there is no school that wont have issues with a few bad apples, but that does not spoil the whole bunch. After all it is children we are talking about. All the teachers are very capable of instructing in their subject. My daughter was in a special ed class for math and they were able to get her back into normal math classes. She is now reading at a 10th grade level and she is in the 7th grade. I don't understand why there are parents writing subversive comments based on racism and sex. The whole point of this forum is to either support the school or not. That is best done by telling the truth. Not by making up fictitious incidents. Is the school scoring well on state / federal assessment test? Are students learning the subjects being taught? Is the school promoting a safe learning environment free of drugs and weapons? I believe so. Thank you Freedom Academy for a job well done!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2012
Awesome school, great teachers and principal. Loved the curriculum, extracurricular activities, the values taught. My kids are thriving at Freedom, they are several years ahead in reading and math, I couldn't be happier! I also like that my kids are getting homework everyday, they are learning the skills of studying and working on their own, they are becoming more self-motivated, I don't have to sit with them to do their homework, they just know it needs to be done and they do it on their own. The discipline and skills they are learning now will be invaluable once they get to high-school and college. Freedom Academy expects great things from their students and they give them the tools to accomplish those goals. Absolutely love this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2011
The teachers are awesome and they make you understand not only the concept, but other relating subjects. They are funny and amazing, and someone you can count on to support your education.

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2011
My children went to this school for a couple of years and we loved it! We moved and had to put them in public school and we all miss Freedom Academy! The only complaint is the lunches being cold every single day. The teachers are so wonderful and caring. I am tempted to enroll them back into this school even though I would have to drive quite a long distance. It's worth it!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
My grandchildren attend this school and are learning things that my own children were never offered in their schooling. Charter schools are the best choice in education in Utah. One size does not fit all! If you care about your child's future, get involved and commit your family to a brighter future! Tops in admin and teachers!

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2011
My daughter HATED this school. She was bullied and the principal and her teacher did not do any thing about it. The academic programs didn't teach her anything and the students were very loud. If you are thinking about enrolling your child into this school DON'T DO IT.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
My children have been very happy at Freedom Academy.This is the fourth elementary school that my kids have attended and so far it is the best. Coming from California I was worried that the schools in Utah wouldn't be as good but I have been pleasantly surprised. I read the other comments and highly disagree. My kids love the school lunch and the parent teacher communication has been great. The one thing that I think is a little over the top is that they have to tuck in their shirts and wear a belt.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
I can't praise FA enough. My children have improved greatly since attending this school. We love the kindnes and friendly.caring teachers and staff. The help that is given when needed,working with parents to stay involved with the childrens advancements are wonderful. The respect that is given to me as a parent and for each child is far above normal what I have had in a public school. This school is the best we have ever been to and we love it.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Amazingly, our kids went up between 2.1 to 3.2 reading levels! Probably the best thing about the school is the positive influence that the teachers are on their students. My 6th grader has had many hands on scientific experiments. The school has worked hard to improve their extracuricular activities such as...running, cheerleading, art, science, french club is going to Paris, spanish club is going to Peru, music teaches guitar, violin, and more. Very impressed after one year!

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December 03, 2009
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December 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
We love this school! Provo Freedom Academy has excellent and dedicated teachers. My son was reading and writing in kindergarten by Thanksgiving with The Writing Road to Reading. He was well on his way in math by the same time since they skip kindergarten Saxon and start right off in Saxon Math 1. The children are not pushed to learn at this school, they are led to learn. It makes all the difference to me that I am welcome in my son's classroom any day, any time.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
THE BEST decision we have ever made about our children's education! We love the uniform policy, making it so that all children (no matter their income) are not judged, everyone wears the same thing. Parent volunteering is out of this world! Do NOT send your child to this school if you do not care about the curriculum of your child. Most of parents are VERY involved with what is going. The technology is fabulous! I love that about everything is paperless, so I can find it online. If I have a question, all teachers respond to my emails during the day. Fortunately, my kids eat legumes at home, so having them served at school is nothing new. The kids can eat all they want of fruits & veggies. The wellness policy is a model for other schools, they allow snacks and bottled water in class during 'snack' time. SAFE pick up is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 15, 2009
this school is horrible dont send your child here unless you want them to die inside the lunch is horrible and the uniform is to strict

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 06, 2009
Freedom Academy provides a quality education. I have several children that attend this school. I am at the school frequently and from reading any of the prior posts I could name each disgruntled parent and I'm glad they and their children have left. The negative cancerous attitude they brought to the school will not be missed now that they are gone. No one is forcing their children to get a quality education that Freedom Academy is offering. They can go to your local - traditional schools. Please let those kids who want quality homework assignments, uniforms, rules, a learning of how to be respectful and studious, and generally a rigorous education attend Freedom Academy. The education my children are receiving at such an early age is preparing them for the Ivy League colleges. Thank you for such a great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2009
The was little to no communication. My children also complained about lunches. They were militant about parking policies, walking on the grass, and wearing all black or brown shoes.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2009
Freedom Academy truely Qualifies as a 'great School.' Freedom has a wonderful location and facilities. The teachers there are truely deticated to improving themselfs and the school. I am especially impresssed with the Director. She works long and hard and has a good relationship with the teachers.

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May 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2009
I was very disappointed in the lack of communication between admin. and parents. Not only do they expect kids to be robots there, they are treated very disrespectfully. They only care about their image as a school and getting money from parents. I would not suggest this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2009
okay so where do i begin? the lunches are HORRIBLE, the teachers expect respect from the students when they NEVER give respect to you! don't let your child go to this school! hopefully the population will slowly die down and then all freedom academy schools will shut down. please don't encourage your son or daughter to go to this school! even your home will be a nightmare!! they give your child TO MUCH homework! its really challenging to! this school is probably the worst on the planet!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 26, 2008
Several junior high students I know of, including my own child, are very disappointed in the lack of hands-on science lab work. This is very disappointing -- the instructor is fun and is a good teacher, but is limited by a badly configured class room and lack of budget for lab supplies. The local public junior high has a better science program than this charter school that constantly asserts its superior education. It is very superior in some areas, and sadly lacking in others. Most of the teachers are excellent. Be clear on what is important to you before you send you child here. You'll either be very satisfied or disappointed.

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November 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2008
I think Freedom Academy is a pretty good school and most of my eighth grade teachers there are awesome because they help me on things that are hard for me and are really nice to me. The rules and dress code at Freedom Academy are pretty strict. But Freedom has fun things you can do like volley ball,soccer, and lots of different clubs and things like that. Also I am going to Washington D.C later this year for history which is going to be great!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 10, 2008
I personally like Freedom Academy because even though you get tons of homework, the teachers are nice & they have a good sense of humor. It's true that they expect alot from you, but that is because they want you to succed.Freedom is very goood at sports to. I just love it.

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September 26, 2008
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September 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 22, 2008
This was the first year our children attended this school. Our oldest son was going to be held back a year in the public school he was attending in Provo. We did not hold him back at Freedom. Not only has he 'caught up' with the other kids his age, he is now above grade level in math and science. One year at this incrediable school has made a huge diffrence. The full day kindergarten program with Mrs Anderson was awesome! She did a wonderful job with our son, who needed a little more push to start his education right. I hope my daughter gets excepted to this great program. Be prepared, because even kindergarteners bring home homework, so there is alot more parental involvment that I feel is seriously lacking in the public schools in Provo.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
What a great school! Much better than the public Provo school my child was attending. Small class sizes, arts and music, high academics and dedicated teachers. My children will attend this school as long as we live in the area.

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June 19, 2008
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June 14, 2008
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June 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
This school is really not fun. The teachers are really mean and they expect respect from you when they don't even try to respect you. Don't come to this school! This is coming from a student so you know its the real truth.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 08, 2008
Not all charter schools are alike. I sent my son to this school last year and had such a great experience I thought I would try a charter school closer to home. His new charter school is a nightmare and now I'm hoping to transfer him back!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2008
I have seen the long hours each teacher puts in every day and I have been very impressed with their efforts! Each teacher is devoted to their job and the principal continues to put in long hours as well. Nobody can understand the time that it takes to prepare each night, but I have seen them in the building until after 8:00pm! They try to have each student above grade level in each subject area, and I applaud their time and effort (pretty sure you won't find that in every school). Love this school and love the teachers

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March 06, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 02, 2008
Good curriculum - Little teacher training for class management - discontinued Spanish curriculum for grades 1-3 after 1/2 year with teacher that did not speak Spanish - focus on image - administration does not value parent or teacher input

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March 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
This is my son's first year and I've been very impressed so far with the curriculum and his 3rd grade teacher. She's very creative and genuinely cares about her students. So far, I'm very happy with his progress.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2008
My child is attending the 7th grade at Freedom Academy having transferred this year from a different school. He will not be attending Freedom Academy next year as we have been very disappointed with the school. Disapline is low, teachers do not respond or respond slowly to requests for student information. I always have the feeling teachers are there to get thier hours in and get out of there. They don't have a big disire to make sure my student has a quality education. On a positive note; the building is beautiful.

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January 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 22, 2008
This is my third year for my kids at Freedom Academy. Freedom Academy is not for everyone. Parents needs to understand that the curriculum is different than regular is school and be willing to help with homework. Your kids will have homework everyday such as reading at home. That is expected for every child. Yes, I agree that it could be difficult for some new student coming to the school. I know that my kids have achieved more since they started at Freedom , I see their improvement with math, science and language arts. Their teacher have being a great example for my kids. Keep working hard kids and don't forget to also have fun.

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January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2007
Freedom Academy certainly not a school for everyone. If you want success in your kids, we have to understand how a proper school should do in america. I think Freedom Academy is the school for student to level with others and to compare with others in the world.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2007
I pulled my daughter out of this school and returned her to our old public school. I'm very disappointed -- Freedom Academy has a wonderful curriculum and some awesome teachers. The problems I found were: 1) Lack of flexibility in working with children who have subtle learning disabilities and don't qualify for formal IEPs or special ed. 2) Lack of tutoring for children who are new to the curriculum and are struggling. 3) Lack of training for parents who are expected to supplement the curriculum with at home study activities. 4) Unrealistic expections and workload in some academic areas. 5) Administration over the middle school is unwilling to investigate areas of concern for parents. 6) The emphasis on the school is math -- therefore, students are assessed and placed in math classes according to ability. The same is not done in reading and spelling. Created problems for my child.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2007
I love the school. My kids excel here where they were held back and stymied by traditional public schools. The school allows students to level and work at their real academic level with supportive teachers and staff. Such a nice breath of fresh air for a school. The new spacious building provides excellent facilities for all the learning we need.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2007
The teachers and administrators want each child to succeed and will do whatever it takes. I am happy with the academics and clubs. They don't have JV for Junior High ages--but who cares, there are less clicks. Ballet, hockey, swimming, golf, etc., can all be done outside of school. It is not a perfect school. But a better alternative to the local Utah Valley school districts.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
I am in love the way my child has shown more interest and love in math.

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September 27, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 10, 2006
I love this school. We are moving out of the area this summer and my biggest regret (besides moving away from near-by family) is having to leave this school. My daughter attends kindergarten here and she loves it. Her teacher, Mrs. Anderson, goes above and beyond what is expected of her. The kids get a lot of individual attention and they are able to learn at their own pace. My daughter is reading and doing math better than any kindergartener I know outside of Freedom academy. I recommend it highly to anyone. Parental envolvement is phenomenal.

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Freedom Preparatory Academy
1190 West 900 North, Provo, UT  84601
(801) 437-3100
Last modified Freedom Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Freedom Preparatory Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top