17 Parent Reviews for French-american School Of Rhode Island
Great school for having your children grow up to be bilingual. That is a wonderful and rare opportunity. There are some serious concerns though. This school is not what it used to be. There are definitely some teachers who take away from the good of this school. I don't understand how some teachers'
... Read more contracts are renewed at all. At the same time, some really good teachers got frustrated and left. This is not good. This school used to once really be great and I would have recommended it in a second. I cannot say the same now and that bothers me. I think leadership needs to look more objectively at teachers and not select favorites. If they're not doing the job well, they have to go. This school can be great again, but it is going to take a lot of work. The greatest and most consistent asset of this school are the parents. They're involved and supportive. I hope that the leadership of this school will remember what is important and get this school back to what I (and so many other parents) saw it as. It can be done, but it's going to take real reflection and work. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/29/13
This is such an incredible school. I agree with everything those kids said. I think it was really sweet of them to stand up for their school. I know this was no assignment or phony plot on the school's behalf. All the kids from this school grow up from cute little English speaking preschoolers into the
... Read more most thoughtful, bright, and globally aware teenagers. And they speak French! This school is a great investment for your child's future. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/19/13
Did the middle school have a class assignment in April where the students had to all write a positive review for greatschools.org and rave about this school? Why did the students all write in during the same week? This seems so phony. My experience with this school is that too many of the teachers
... Read more are bullies. Some of them are ridiculous. I know of several families that left over the recent years because of poor teacher attitude. The principal needs to screen who she hires much more carefully and follow up in making sure that they're doing their jobs without terrorizing the kids. Some of the instruction is of very low quality as well. You should see the below grade level work the students are asked to do. This school needs work and it had better get in shape before it goes down the tubes. The principal needs to keep a closer watch and make sure that the right things are happening. She is CLEARLY not doing this. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/30/13
Fine bilingual education. Small school, small community. My son has been with the school for over 7 years now.
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Posted by a parent on 06/18/13
I am currently a student at FASRI. I am in 7th grade. I have been studying here since the age of 3 and the same goes for the majority of my classmates. We are in a very small middle school: only 17 students. We have a great relationship. We consider each other like family! I am sure that when we all
... Read more graduate from this amazing school that we will missed each other greatly. I'm actually really surprised about all of the negative comments. We are all COMPLETELY bilingual, which may I say, is quite a feat, AND we are at an advanced level in English language arts! We are always improving. We have incredible teachers that not only teach us the skills required for high school, but also constantly motivate and support us. There is a no bullying policy and the environment is so welcoming and supportive! I am so thankful that I have been able to spend so much time here! :) Read less
Posted by a other on 04/09/13
This is a great school. Not only does it deliver a wonderful bilingual education, but it is also a really great environment to learn in. The teachers can be slightly strict, but they are also extremely encouraging and they teach very well. All the students and parents and teachers are very dedicated.
... Read more I went to this school for 10 years, including the Middle School, and I cannot sing its praises high enough. I have made many wonderful friends here, and since it is a very small school everyone forms a very tight bond. I could not imagine going anywhere else. I come from a completely American family, but now I am bilingual. It is really and truly an amazing thing! I was very upset by the negative comments that I saw below, since neither me nor my friends have ever experienced any of the things that they referenced. Merci beaucoup, FASRI! Read less
Posted by a other on 04/05/13
I am a middle-school student at FASRI and I think this school is great. Since it is a small school, students are more engaged and participate more. I have been with this school since the age of 3 and most of my classmates as well. Everyone in our class is now fluent in French and English and now we
... Read more are also learning Spanish. We hope none of you take the negative reviews seriously. Thanks, from The Middle Schoolers Read less
Posted by a other on 04/04/13
This is a great school. I've been in this school for 8 years and I really love it. Because many kids improve their french and english and many other languages. Not only it's a great school, but also everyone is like a big family, everybody knows it each other and it creates a warm environment. Compare
... Read more to some other schools, this school is very safe and it is very rare for kids to be bullied. The teachers are great and helpful. I came here to the US not knowing any english and because of my teachers now, I speak english like an american. I feel like I know everyone in the school because it may be a small school but it's a very special school, in many ways. Pour tout le monde qui parle francais, cette cole est vraiment chouette! Read less
Posted by a other on 04/04/13
This school rejected our child's application on the basis that they felt that they could not meet our expectations (parents). Our expectations were described as holding our child to a standard of excellence and that the school should not criticize or hold back our child when performing at an excellent
... Read more level. It is clear that mediocrate sets the standard in this school, not exceptionalism. We are appalled that this is the case since a break from this terrible norm is what directed us to this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/11/13
Not a very good school. Teachers touch kids and yell at them. I regret ever sending my child to this school. I then transferred my child to Hope High School and saw a huge improvement in its academic abilities and social levels.
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