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Franklin Academy aims to admit those applicants who are most able and eager to learn in this unique community of excellence. We accept and review a variety of application materials with the goal of assessing the multiple talents and interests in young people.

No single factor, such as grades or standardized test scores, is determinative. This Academy values diversity. As our mission states, we serve academically capable and willing students. We welcome the application of all learners – regardless of background or beliefs.

As you search for the right fit for your student, the following steps will guide you through the admissions process.

Preschool Process

    1. Schedule a Tour
    2. Receive an Enrollment Packet
    3. Enrollment 
    4. Welcome Packet / Orientation / First Day! 

Kindergarten-8th Grade Process

    1. Schedule a Tour
    2. Submit an Application
    3. Schedule an Admission Exam / Special Visit Day
    4. Enrollment
    5. Welcome Packet / Orientation / First Day!

If you have any further questions feel free to contact Natalie Bennett (Admission Director) at  or (360) 733-1750 ext. 1509 and she will be glad to answer any concerns or questions.

Inquires are received and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. We encourage you to invest in your child’s future with an independent education at Franklin Academy.


Franklin Academy provides outstanding value for the tuition dollar. We are very competitive in the Greater Bellingham area and a genuine bargain in relation to comparable programs in the Seattle metropolitan area.

We believe that there is no better investment than in the education of a child. The Board works diligently to keep tuition as low as possible and to make Franklin’s education accessible. Franklin Academy relies on the financial support of community members to cover its operating costs.

Families can pay tuition in full on or before April 30th, 2019 or must be made through Facts Management Company Services (FACTS). Please know the use of a credit card may incur additional charges.

The FACTS payment plans provide two options:  3 payments (June, Sept and Dec 1st) or 10 payments June-March on either the 1st or the 15th. Please know the use of a credit card may incur additional charges. FACTS charges $50 per family for their services.

Login or create a Facts Management Company Service (FACTS) account via this link: FACTS Management Company Services

2019-20 Tuition

What is new this year:

  1. April 30th – Enrollment Deadline
  2. First 75 students enrolled get a discount of $250 (must include Enrollment Contract and tuition paid in full)
  3. All supply and enrollment fees are included in the tuition price ($400 – K-8, $200 – Preschool)
  4. 10% of tuition (cash or check) needed at the time of enrollment to hold student(s) spot
  5. Sibling Discount $200 per additional child


2019-20 Tuition


Tuition Assistance

For those who value a quality education but still find the tuition beyond financial reach, we offer a Tuition Assistance program. Tuition Assistance awards help families tuition cost for K-8 enrollment. Our online Tuition Assistance program elicits confidential information about the unique circumstances of each family.  The program calculates a recommended award, which is processed by Franklin Academy Head of School, also confidentially.

You may complete the application at one time, or start and return to it later. At the conclusion of the application process (after all documents have been submitted), a $35 processing fee will be required. If you already have a FACTS account for tuition payments, you may use the same login information.

Login or create a Tuition Assistance account via this link:

FACTS Management Company Services

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