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Why choose an Achievement First School?

We are committed to your child, and their success is at the center of everything we do.

Across AF, students:

  • Read by the end of kindergarten
  • Master mathematical problem-solving processes by 4th grade
  • Write literary analysis, argumentative essays and narratives by 8th grade
  • Take Advanced Placement classes, complete a pre-college program or internship, and earn acceptance to college by 12th grade graduation!
  • Work with alumni counselors who provide continued support as they earn their college degrees

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Top 10 Reasons to Enroll Your Child

  • Our students excel

    Our students regularly outscore the state and local proficiency averages. In some grades and subjects, they outperform students in the wealthiest communities in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

  • We have high expectations

    You hold your child to a high bar, and you want their school to do the same. We set high expectations for all our students because we know they can exceed them. And they do.

  • Community is important

    Your child does best in a tight-knit, safe and welcoming community where everyone knows their name, and everyone is a Team & Family.

  • We have talented teachers & leaders

    You want your child to learn from talented teachers and leaders who will stop at nothing to help them develop the skills they need to succeed in college and the world

  • We value personalized learning

    You want your child to have access to individualized, small group and whole-class learning. Here we meet students where they are, and design our approach to help all learners, including English Language Learners and students who need special education services.

  • We have strong extracurriculars

    You want your child to have an enriching school experience. Enrichments vary at our schools, and include music, theater, art, band, debate, coding and robotics, sports and more.

  • We spend more time learning

    Our extended school day and longer school year mean opportunities to focus on reading and math. Over the course of a K-12 education, this amounts to an extra year in school.

  • Our kids make rapid progress

    At AF, students read by the end of kindergarten and write complex texts by 8th grade.

  • Teachers and parents connect

    Whether your student is excelling or struggling, whether they had a great day or a tough one, our teachers stay in constant communication with families to support all students.

  • We'll help your child succeed in college

    You want your child to go to a great high school and go on to college. Once your child is enrolled at AF, we are committed to them through high school graduation. All of our high school students take Advanced Placement classes, and all of our graduates are accepted to college. Once they are in college? We have alumni counselors to provide continued support along the way.