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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of our students, teachers, and parents shared what their experience has been like at Benjamin Franklin Charter School.
By the Numbers
We have 28 years of excellence in education and have been educating Arizona students since 1995.
Benjamin Franklin High School is the #1 High School in Queen Creek, AZ according to U.S. News & World Report 2021
Three campuses serve grades K-6, and one campus serves grades 7-12 in the East Valley.