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From Preschool to Middle School

A supportive community with STEM focused education in a safe, small class environment for all grades. 


Distinctive Attributes

Individual Focus

Small class sizes ensure high-quality individual attention, where teachers aim to understand the needs and aspirations of every child and then help them to achieve their goals. This one-on-one focus promotes personal growth and enables students to learn and progress at their own pace.

Top-Rated Academics

Students excel at Franklin Academy where they are part of a supportive community with STEM focused education in a safe, small class environment for all grades. Students outperform Bellingham and Washington public school students on standardized tests.  Our devoted teachers average more than 11 years of classroom teaching experience, and each K-8 teacher has a Bachelor’s degree, and most faculty members have advanced degrees.

Experiential Education

Students have an opportunity to apply what they learn at Franklin Academy through hands-on, real-world applications. Learning extends beyond the classroom with field trips, local overnight excursions, and even international travel.  Students at Franklin Academy also have a myriad of academic options to pursue their interests in a variety of disciplines, including the arts, athletics, language, science, music, math, and more.

Comprehensive Programs

Our programs provide each child with challenges that scaffold in appropriate increments from preschool through middle school.  We have music and Spanish specialists from preschool to 8th grade and both art, physical education and library specialists starting in Kindergarten, and Coding/Technology and electives like Band, Makerspace, and Robotics staring in Middle School. Our faculty works in cross-grade teams to create a curriculum that provides an optimal learning environment and seamless transitions from year to year.

Inclusive of All Faiths 

We teach ecumenical Christian values in a chapel setting, reinforced by our Core Commitments: Care, Engage, Create, and Reflect. Our students belong to a wide variety of faiths, and we both embrace and celebrate the rich religious diversity represented in the student body. Our school community has earned respect, support and participation of families, students, and faculty from Christian denominations as well as Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and other traditions and beliefs.

Diverse Education

We are grateful for our strong board commitment and notable parent involvement at our school, both in the classroom and through our parent group, Parents Actively Lending Support (PALS). Parents engage in many volunteer projects, like the Annual Auction Gala. We cultivate a sense of community among families by encouraging them to socialize outside of school and coordinate various gatherings throughout the year.  Finally, students learn about and participate in Bellingham/Whatcom County through age-appropriate community service projects.

Franklin Academy is proud to hold accreditations from:
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