Why choose an Achievement First School?
We are committed to your child, and their success is at the center of everything we do.
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.
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.
Your child does best in a tight-knit, safe and welcoming community where everyone knows their name, and everyone is a Team & Family.
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
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.
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.
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.
At AF, students read by the end of kindergarten and write complex texts by 8th grade.
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.
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.