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Fairfax Academy Of Early Learning

Preschool | 70 students

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Posted December 13, 2012

My first two children attend Fairfax Academy from the age of 2 thru 2nd grade (they are now 8th and 9th graders) and the solid academic foundation Fairfax academy provide help both help start off their elementary and middle school education be ahead of public schools standards. They also provided excellent communication, collaboration, and coordination with both parents, students, and staff. Their individual attention to the education, safety, and growth for each child is evident as my first two are now very well round and excellent role models for their peers, they are now 13 and 14 year olds, and as I start over with my 3rd child at 2 years old and living down south near Dumfries, we make the commitment to commute with him to Fairfax in Arlington so that he too can get the special and solid foundation to help him also be successful as he evolves into a good citizen and role model. The effort and sacrifice is worth it for my son.
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Posted April 23, 2012

my daughter attended FAEL in the late 90's. this was one superbly run program. the teachers and staff were so caring and loving. the dance recital was a wonderful treat. my daughter benefited so much from what she learned while she attended. it was the one place where we felt safe sending our child. thank you all so much for being the wonderful school that you are.
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Posted April 5, 2012

Today is my daughter's last day at the Fairfax Academy and I am truly torn! My job is moving out of the Arlington area and I will no longer be able to make the commute. My daughter is almost 5 years old and has been with Fairfax Academy since she was two. In the 2 and half years that she has been here, the staff (teachers and administration) have helped me work through temper tantrums, her being a picky eater, and even her biting phase. As a first time mom I heeded all of the advice I could get my hands on and I have to say that their experience, advice, and help has helped me become a better parent! My daughter is well mannered, tries new foods, and most importantly doesn't bite!!! I don't know what I would have done without this school! The CEO gave me her personal cell phone number when I gave my last day and assured me that I could call her for advice whenever I need it. I know I will cry more this afternoon than my daughter will! Many friends of mine have confided that when they ask parenting questions about their child their schools are hesitant to offer advice. This is not the case with Fairfax Academy and as I said, their advice WORKED!
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Posted March 23, 2012

Seriously? What one reviewer wrote is a joke, the teachers do not want to or know how to handle learning issues! There is a problem when several surrounding daycares end up with the children that this school labels as difficult. Developmental delays and learning disabilities end up being asked not to return. Big whoop if the school looks clean and organized, when it's smoke and mirrors because they regularly kick children out. How many schools do you know that in a total of three classes have kicked out at least five children? Seem NORMAL??? STAY way if your child is not perfect!!!!
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Posted March 24, 2010

Our child has been at FAEL for nearly a year and is progressing well. We are looking at sending a 2nd child to the school as well. One thing to note ... you will not have a lot of parent teacher interaction because of their drop off at the door policy. Contact with teachers is not discouraged ... just not readily available nor frequent.
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Posted March 16, 2009

Our 4 year old daughter has been attending the school since Jan and we are quite impreesed with everything she is learning. She really enjoys the Spanish class and is so proud of herself when she translates various words to spanish. the dance and the soccer classes are wonderful extras .Even though our kindergarten school in our area is considered good we will probably have her continue in the kindergarten class here because it's that good. We also love the diversity,teachers and staff. You won't be disappointed.
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Posted February 25, 2009

My son has attended the school as soon as he turned 2 years old and now his sister will join him in June. I am more than please what his teachers and all the staff that works there. Even do classes are not that small (20 or so alumns) the 2 teachers manage well everybody's learning issues. I defenetely recomend this.
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Posted January 16, 2008

I love Fairfax Academy. My son has made amazing progress in the year he has been there. The teachers and staff are some of the most loving and caring people I've ever met. The community is diverse, the children are excited to be there each morning. I can't say enough wonderful things about Fairfax Academy.
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Posted September 28, 2007

I am a mother of 2 1/2 yr old quadruplets and I was frantic trying to find a day care or school that could take in this many siblings at once. Not only did they work with me to get my children into the school, but they saw a disability in one of my children that we noticed also. We had a meeting to figure out the steps 'we' needed to take in order to find him the help he needed. It only took 3 weeks into the start of school to notice. I am happy to say that the children are very happy here and that my son is getting the help he needs and is improving. I highly recommend sending your child to this school! A Very Pleased Parent
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820 South Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: (703) 671-5555


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