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Traditional & Classical Education
Tuition-Free and "A" Rated
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Excellence in Education Since 1995
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Serving Grades K-12
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About Us

Founded in 1995, Benjamin Franklin Charter School was one of Arizona’s first charter schools and has been “Educating Arizona...One Student at a Time”™ ever since. Our mission is to offer a well-rounded education with proven superior academics, exceptional programs, time-honored values, and a high level of parental participation. We have three elementary (K-6) campuses and one JH/HS Campus located in Arizona’s East Valley. Our campuses rank within the top 10% of Arizona’s 445 districts. We offer our students not only a world class education, but also extracurricular activities, fine-arts programs, and athletic programs.

Kindergarten Program

We offer an enriching kindergarten program. We believe that children are very capable and are ready to be challenged. We offer both Full-Day and Half-Day options based on the availability at each campus; both options are completely tuition-free.

Traditional Education

We believe that learning, hard work, and fun are not mutually exclusive and that learning should be a joyful and exciting endeavor, especially for children. Traditional Education is the foundation of our curriculum. During the K-6 years, also known as the Grammar Stage in Classical education, our students focus on learning the fundamental rules, terms, and facts about subjects.

Classical Education

The mission of BFHS is to train students to be intellectually curious and pursue academic and moral excellence through the pursuit of what is good, true, and beautiful, to teach them how to think instead of what to think. To that end, BFHS uses the classical model of education to train our students both in mind and in heart.  It allows us to fall in love with knowledge, and use the talents we acquire to become thinking, moral citizens.

Careers

We believe that learning, hard work, and fun are not mutually exclusive and that learning should be a joyful and exciting endeavor, especially for children. From teachers, to aides, to front office staff, to administration, all of our staff members take pride in what they do and are united in our common mission of educating the hearts and minds of our students.

Enrollment Information

We are a tuition-free, "A" rated public charter school with no attendance boundaries. Interested in learning how to become a part of the Franklin Family? Click on "Learn More" below.

Our Stories

Some of our students, teachers, and parents shared what their experience has been like at Benjamin Franklin Charter School. 

What's Happening

By the Numbers

4

We have 4 East Valley locations. Three K-6 campuses, and one Jr. High/High School Campus.

25

We have 25 years of excellence in education, and have been educating Arizona students since 1995.

5%

Our High School ranks in the top 5% of all AZ High Schools based on U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best AZ High Schools list.

"A"

All four of our campuses are rated "A" by the Arizona Department of Education.

100%

100% of our graduates had plans for after graduation. Including attending college, going on Mission, attending trade school, joining the workforce, or joining the military.

27

Our average K-6 class size is 27 students. Our Kindergarten classes have aides, and we also have Resource aides in resource settings.