Michelle Aguirre-Hill, Kindergarten parent
My kindergartner loves attending the Foreign Language Academy. Even though he has only been there for one year, the high quality academics, along with the student-focused administration, both have convinced us we made the right choice. Our family thought long and hard about where we would send our children to school and FLA was easily our first choice. Not only is our son gaining a life-long skill in learning another language, but the academic standards and excellence of FLA set it apart from other schools in the area. Not only has the school attained full accreditation on their own, but they are currently a candidate school in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, putting them on a path to international recognition for excellence.
The school provides two, age-differentiated playgrounds and tons of green space for kids to enjoy– despite its urban location. We also noticed the district’s commitment to upkeep since they just renovated the HVAC system the year our son started.
Although we are new parents at the school, we have noticed an active PTO group and events that highlight the work of the students and multicultural nature of the school. Our son’s teacher is always inviting us to engage in the classroom during events and sending home resources to help empower us to further our son’s education at home.
The school has many opportunities before and after school. The Local Investment Commission (LINC) provides high-quality enriching before and after school care at no cost to families. The school also offers clubs to students that are targeted at a diverse set of interests.