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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a charter school and a public school?

  • A charter school is a public school.  It must meet all of the same rules and regulations as any public school and it receives per pupil funding from the state in the same way as any public school does.  The main difference between a charter school and a traditional public school is that for a charter school enrollment is not tied to a specific geographic area.

Francis Street Primary is identified as a not-for-profit charter school.  How does this make it different than a for-profit charter school?​​

  • As a self-managed, non-profit charter school this means that more dollars are available for instruction and services for students.


What makes Francis Street Primary a school I should consider sending my child/children to?

  • Francis Street Primary offers small class sizes (20 students or less per class), an individualized success plan for each child and a personalized approach to education where every child will be known and cared for.

If you are interested in learning more about Francis Street Primary School and meeting our team of educators, please contact:

Mark Demeuse


Nikki Macchia 


You are also welcome to call the school office at (517)879-1380.


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