Both my children attended Franklin Academy, my son from the very first year they started. The safety and security of a smaller school where everyone knows each other and gets along was very important to our family. The education is top notch. My son graduated and went on to East Carolina University
... Read more this year. He tells us he is grateful for the years at Franklin and that the teachers prepared him well for college. My daughter wanted to try the most expensive "private" school in Raleigh last year...she did, what a waste of over $20,000! Thanks to the sibling program, she was able to return to Franklin Academy. My son traveled to France with the school and my daughter will go to Paris, London and Spain in 2013. Very affordable trips that will stay with them for a lifetime. The staff and administration at Franklin Academy have helped teach my children the importance of community service and to respect their peers. I could not have asked for a better school experience for my family! Highly recommend! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/08/11
It is night and day when it comes to my child's education. He was struggling in Wake county schools with bullying and keeping his grades up. Now that he is in Franklin Academy high school he is doing awesome. There is very few to no distractions for him in the classroom. He is doing great! Not one
... Read more issue with bullying. The teachers genuinely care. I am so happy. It is like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/04/11
I would like to strongly disagree with the parent below .......Franklin Academy is a great school with a supportive and wonderful staff.They teach the children to be responsible,respectful and a top notch education. All children are different and Franklin Academy is not for all children but it is a great
... Read more school and my kids love it.I have gotten to know alot of the teachers and they do care about the kids at Franklin Academy.I feel that our school deserves all the hoopla that it gets!!!!!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/02/11
My daughter has been going to FA for 4 years and unlike the previous reviewer I embrace the school, love the accountability it teaches the students and appreciate the discipline they teach. My children are being taught to be responsible adults one day, not whiny spoiled humans. If you want to get to
... Read more know the teachers be a lunch parent. I do it frequently and have found that the teachers are engaged and thoughtful. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/27/11
This is our first year applying at and attending Franklin Academy....what a disappointment. For those of you thinking about sending your child here, be sure to do your research first. The children are packed into these classes like sardines and there are 28 children in my child's class. After hearing
... Read more nothing but positive from the community I've yet to see what all the hoopla is about. While the direct instruction is effective, the stress that is put on these children is ricidulous. AND, don't expect any support from teachers and especially administration. They don't care to get to know you or your child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/30/11
My 2 children have been students at Franklin Academy for 5 yrs now and they are thriving academically. I could not ask for a better school. keep up the good work teachers and administraters
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Posted by a parent on 06/28/11
My son is finishing up kindergarten at Franklin Academy. So far we are very pleased with the school. No school is perfect, and FA may not be the right fit for every one, but for our family it is great.
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Posted by a parent on 05/08/11
Echo all the things that the other reviews have said. Fantastic program and wonderful, caring teachers. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have gotten in to the school. It was even worth having to endure a year of school with children in different schools.
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Posted by a parent on 09/27/10
I love Franklin Academy. This is our second year there, and we absolutely love. My daughter is going to 5th grade this July, and my other daughter is going to kindergarten. We consider ourselves very lucky to be at Franklin Academy because of its dedicated teachers and staff they made us feel welcomed
... Read more from the first day. Also, their academics are very strong and very good. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/18/10
I love FA because it is a private school education funded by the state and run by an outstanding staff!
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Wake Forest schools — Franklin Academy is located at 604 S Franklin St, Wake Forest NC 27587. 604 S Franklin St is in the Deacons Ridge neighborhood and 27587 ZIP code in Wake Forest, NC The school district for Franklin Academy is the North Carolina Department Of Public Instruction. Franklin Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 12.
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