Program : Middle School : What Parents are Saying
"Academics are the number one reason my son is at Fox River. He wasn’t where he could be in the public school. He likes
learning. The academic program is challenging in a good way. I was looking for something richer for him. He tells
me that he’s enjoying himself and that he’s getting good academic support."
Grade 7 parent - October 2006
"From what our daughter has told us about her classes, we see that the academic program uses a lot of “hands-on” examples to
explain the material. Nothing seems “dry” or even “boring”; she has mentioned great discussions in Ethics class, playing
out history in Social Science class, reading interesting books in Literature class, and much more. Our daughter has always liked
school, but now she LOVES it. She just recently told us that Math is now her favorite subject. We feel that the teachers
have the opportunity to evaluate every single student and see what the best motivator is for that individual. The small
teacher/student ratio is very helpful. It gives the teachers the opportunity to get to know the students quite well and
spend a lot of time with them."
Grade 8 parent - September 2006
"I am absolutely thrilled. I think the teachers have done a terrific job clustering the children
based on academic abilities i.e. math. The material is more challenging. (This is what my daughter
likes the best because she says "it's more interesting and I don't fall asleep in class" spoken like
a true pre-teen.) She is taking much better notes and is learning to be better organized. The longer
periods in art and math have also been very beneficial...Teachers’ expectations based on each
student’s individual abilities have been raised, thus encouraging better performance and effort."
Grade 7 parent - January 2005
"My son is a changed person. He is poised, confident, secure. He was always those things, but his 6th grade in
public school seemed to diminish those qualities. His first year at FRCDS was absolutely the best thing that ever happened to him."
Seventh grade parent - May 2006