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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.

We offer a virtual overview of our program. While we are saddened to have temporarily paused our campus visits due to these recent health concerns, families who wish to gain a glimpse into our beautiful campus and warm school community can do so from the comfort of their homes by watching this video.

Preschool Process

    1. Schedule a Tour *Zoom or phone chat during COVID
    2. Receive/Submit an Application
    3. Receive an Enrollment Packet
    4. Enrollment 
    5. Welcome Packet / Orientation / First Day! 

Kindergarten-8th Grade Process

    1. Schedule a Tour *Zoom or phone chat during COVID
    2. Receive/Submit an Application Material
    3. Schedule an Admission Exam / Special Visit Day *Not during COVID
    4. Enrollment
    5. Welcome Packet / Orientation / First Day!

If you have any further questions feel free to contact or (360) 733-1750 and we 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, 2020 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

Important reminders:

  • Our returning families will get priority registering for one week from Monday, February 3rd, 2020 to Friday, February 7th, 2020
  • Enrollment opens to outside families on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 8 a.m.
  • 10% of tuition (cash or check) needed at the time of enrollment to hold a student(s) spot
  • April 30th – Enrollment Deadline. Note: As of Monday, April 6th this deadline was extended to Friday, May 29th *Tuition must be paid in full before this date, if not using Facts Management Company (FACTS) **This changed with COVID refer to emails sent
  • All classroom supplies are included within the tuition
  • All tuition is non-refundable 

*Please see calendar for school days


2020-21 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.

Note: We are NO LONGER granting Tuition Assistance awards for 2020-2021, as all grants have been given.

Login or create a Tuition Assistance account via this link:

FACTS Management Company Services

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