Getting to Know Franklin Academy
At Franklin, we have a supportive community with STEM focused education in a safe, small class environment for all grades. We limit class size to six to ten at our Preschool (2 1/2 – Early K), 14 students in Kindergarten, and 15 for grades K-4, and Middle School core classes may be larger, depending upon subject area. Classes will rarely exceed 18, thus ensuring that our students have more opportunities to ask questions and express themselves.
Our preschool is an academically based National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program with learning outcomes based on the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines. We offer a very close-knit, challenging, and nurturing community that offers a full day, 3 days, or 5 days a week schedule for 2 1/2 through Pre-K. The curriculum is literacy-rich, allows for exploration in science discovery (STEM focus) and the math program provides a balance of fun and academically appropriate activities. The flexibility of our full-day enrichment allows exploration with reading and writing activities that lead to investigating the world. The preschool’s philosophy is that children learn through active participation, exploration, and self-discovery.Learn More
The Lower School (Kindergarten – 4th Grade) provides a nurturing community where student needs, strengths, and gifts are known. Our small class sizes provide our students with the individual attention they need to be stimulated at their level. We have a common math hour to help facilitate mathematics by ability/readiness, and our curriculum follows standards from experts in each subject area. Students are in a homeroom where they have subjects in Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, as well as specialists in Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, and Spanish. Students learn how to engage in their learning, make reflections, develop a passion to create, and understand what it means to care for their greater community and friends.Learn More
Our fifth to eighth grade middle school program offers students a unique and personalized education. Students take nine classes on a rotating block schedule: Spanish, Literature/Language Arts, Physical Education/Health, Math, Science, Social Studies, Coding/Technology, Art and Economics/Design Thinking with electives offered in Band, Makerspace, and Robotics. There are grade-level overnight experiences that complement what is covered in our academic curriculum. Students have the opportunity to explore and discuss spiritual matters and develop their social consciousness. Our students are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century with their well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Learn More