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Traditional & Classical Education
Excellence in Education Since 1995
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Serving Grades K-12 in the East Valley
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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 Junior High/High School (7-12) 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.


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


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

# 1

Benjamin Franklin High School is the #1 High School in Queen Creek, AZ according to U.S. News & World Report 2021


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


We have 26 years of excellence in education, and have been educating Arizona students since 1995.


Our High School ranks in the Top 8% of all High Schools in the nation based on U.S. News & World Report 2021


Benjamin Franklin High School boasts a 100% Graduation Rate