The Founders Academy
- Public, Charter
- Manchester, NH
The Founders Academy Reviews
Rating 4.17 out of 5 12 reviews
My son't first year as a 7th grader has been amazing. He is happy, feels protected; since bullying is taken care of swiftly, and is eager to learn. As a seasoned mother & having enrolled my adult children in both private and public schools this is hands down the best suited for my child. The teachers make time for extra help. Kindness and understanding brings about results. My son truly enjoyed his first year and has settled nicely even with COVID. The teachers gave time beyond measure to all their students. There is a sense of responsibility and compassion. He enjoyed his studies, the teachers made his studies relatable. History class was so informative; Mom even listened in during this COVID year :) . Our family is grateful to be a part of this community.
The Founders Academy provides a really great classical education, and encourages students to learn how to think critically and form their own opinions. It also creates such a good environment of community and support. Everyone has a place where they belong at Founders, and it is a really great place to be, both academically, socially, and developmentally.
Teachers here, are very pushy. They push lots of work onto students and not very much time. Especially with this online-learning, I am constantly getting projects after projects and very little time. Then on top of that, we are still getting tested about the same amount as if we were in school. It is very hard learning online, and testing online is harder. I've also had a couple of conflicts with many of the administrators as many of them are self conceded and rude.
I love this school so much!! I have been here for the past 7 years and can't imagine a better place for my education.
I would heavily recommend this school to anyone in the Manchester area. It is an amazing mixing pot of ideas with dedicated teachers and staff. If you would like to get prepared for your future as a leader, go here.
The school has provided me with a variety of different opportunities. They have challenged students academically in their classrooms. The school prepares you for your academic journey in college and they develop your character by giving students a wide variety of leadership opportunities. The one thing I wish was different was that I had the option to take more AP classes but because the school is relatively young they do not have as many advanced placement classes.
My son attended The Founders Academy for 6-8 grade, and he had a great experience there. We remain very impressed with the quality of education at Founders. The music program is outstanding. They have a classical music ensemble, a jazz ensemble and chorus with plenty of opportunity to perform. The students involved in drama put on several plays throughout the year. Academic teaching stresses critical thinking using the Socratic method (asking questions to get the students to think, followed by debate/discussion). This is a safe place for children where bad behavior and bullying is not tolerated. The student body is quite diverse for NH.
The Founders Academy is an excellent school with a great community and an overall great atmosphere. In my four years at the school, I have learned greatly and have faced challenge all along the way while still having time to participate in the school's many clubs. The only thing the school is lacking is sports but you have the ability to play with your local team and be dismissed early to do so.
The Founders Academy is an incredible school, but due to it being small and only five years old, as well as a charter school, it has a serious lack of funding. There are no things I would change about Founders because I believe it works great the way it is working, teachers genuinely care about their students and wish them the best.
This school is a charter school in Manchester, NH. Student culture is very good, except for isolated disciplinary issues. There have been problems with the administration. Several school board members who had been valuable members of the school community got frustrated, resigned, and withdrew their children from the school. This school was going in a wonderful direction when it first started in 2014. Math and science scores are now far below average. There are high school seniors who have not completed Algebra 1. This and the adminstration's difficulty in compromising are holding TFA back from success.