Benjamin Franklin High School
About this school...
Franklin, with a focus on 21st century learning practices, is a public high school where all students prepare for college, an accredited two-year program or trade school, and the workforce, through the pursuit of rigorous academic and practical knowledge in the liberal arts (literature, science, math, and social sciences).
Robotics Science Fair, 2007- 2008: 10th grade – 2nd place and 12th grade – 1st place; George Washington Carver Fair: 5 out of our 6 entries received awards; 2005- 2006 Awards Science Fair, Center City Region: 9th grade – 1st place, 3rd place and 12th grade – 2nd place; National History Day, Philadelphia Paper – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, Individual Exhibit – 1st & 3rd place, Group Exhibit – 1st place, Group documentary – 1st place
Points of pride:
Partnerships with Community College of Philadelphia, Temple and Lincoln Universities; only Navy JROTC in the School District; cultural diversity is encouraged and demonstrated among students (Newcomer Center); travel and tourism program and competitions
English Language & Composition
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music; visual arts instruction; choir; school play
Activities & special programs:
Nu Sigma Beacon Afterschool Program; Student Success Center Temple Tutors
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track & Field
Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Softball, Volleyball
Broad Street subway