Navy sweatshirt (crew neck or hooded, logo required)
Navy or white polo shirts, long or short sleeve (logo required)
White blouses with collars and boys’ dress shirts (no logo required)
Navy or green cardigan (logo required)
Khaki skorts or skirts (with bike shorts underneath)
Khaki pants/shorts (not cargo type)
Girls may wear a plaid jumper or skirt (with bike shorts underneath)
Shoes, Socks and Accessories
Everyday shoes, including athletic shoes or sneakers, must be moderate in appearance and in decent repair – without rollers, flashing lights, bright stripes, neon-colored, open toes or heels. Sandals, flip-flops and Crocs are specifically prohibited for reasons of safety, appearance, and unsuitability for PE and recess. Dark boots may be worn. Rubber sole shoes are preferred as they leave the fewest marks.
Girls may wear white or navy tights, leggings or knee socks.
Belts should be brown or black.
Girls may wear headbands or other hair adornments.
School uniforms only unless otherwise instructed by teacher. Please wear more formal shoes when possible and appropriate for the destination (theater, museum, etc.). Outdoor oriented field trips may call for outdoor-type footwear.
P.E. (4thGrade only)
Solid colored navy shorts or sweat pants and St. Paul’s school logo P.E. T-shirt. Shorts may have a white stripe.
Clothes must be tasteful, clean and non-distracting. No hats, sunglasses, costumes or inappropriate garments (as determined by school personnel).
Sandals, flip-flops and Crocs are specifically prohibited for reasons of safety, appearance and unsuitability for recess.
Labeling Your Clothes
It is extremely important to label all clothing. Items not labeled will be stored in our lost and found for a limited time and then offered in our used uniform sale.
“Our children have truly thrived in the small classes, and they have thoroughly enjoyed the exposure to a STEM-based curriculum. They are frequently budding with excitement to share their latest artistic masterpiece, or about new words that have expanded their Spanish vocabulary. While the academic engagement has been high, our children have also made many new friendships. They are expanding their social-emotional skill set as they are able to be in school with peers and have wonderful mentors.”
Jesse Nickerson & Steph Barmann
Sons in 1st and Daughter in 3rd Grade“Our family relocated to Bellingham in 2016, we discovered The Franklin Academy, shortly after that. Franklin has helped both our kids come out of their shells. Being from Trinidad and Tobago, education is very important to our family and the school has allowed the kids to grow socially and academically while constantly pushing them forward.
We appreciate the small class sizes, the caring teachers, and the diversity at the school.”
Nneka London-Browne & Deran Browne
Daughter in 1st and Son in 4th Grade“At every grade level, my daughters have had a close-knit peer group that is academically strong and engaged in extracurricular activities. These friends are supportive of one another inside and outside of school. The school does a remarkable job of balancing academic rigor with holistic child education. Moral character development is an integral part of the curriculum. With a student body that is culturally and religiously diverse, we appreciate the universal humanistic values that are discussed in chapel and intertwined in the classroom.”
Tung M. Ha, DO & Dr. Kerri Fitzgerald
Daughter in 5th Grade and 8th Grade Graduate“We’ve been fortunate to have our girls attend The Franklin Academy for the last four. We briefly tried a preschool that was closer to home in Bow, but quickly realized we missed the quality, safety, and curriculum of The Franklin Academy. This solidified our decision to have our girls attend all the way through 8th grade.”
Shabir & Gabrielle Balolia
Children in 1st Grade“Our kids went through 8th grade at The Franklin Academy. Looking back, it is easy to see what they gained. [They] got the academic foundation we expected (being on track for multiple Advanced Placement classes, being comfortable in Spanish two as a freshman, good grades, etc.). But the most important thing they gained by going to Franklin Academy may be the confidence they developed.”
Daughters Graduated from or 8th Grade
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The Franklin Academy won Best Private School 2021 and 2022!