El Día de Los Muertos

El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional celebration in Mexico and many Latin American countries.  It is celebrated over three days from October 31 (Day of Preparations) to November 2nd to honor and celebrate family members who have died.  It is believed that on November 1st (All Saints Day) and November 2nd (All Souls Day), the dead relatives return […]

Science is Evolving Knowledge

These last few weeks of school have found our students doing a lot of creative thinking with Science and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Preschoolers in the 4 year old program planted beans from seeds and read “Jack the Beanstalk.” Kindergarteners are learning from their class tadpole that frogs belong to a group of […]

Mother’s Day Tea and Celebrations

This day means different things to different people. Regardless, it is valuable to remember the woman in our families and lives that very much shape the kind of people we become. Many of us are keen to remember that value of a mother’s influence throughout generations. Our school knows that importance of “care,” so our […]

A Blast at Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night is one of the school’s best community gatherings of the year. It’s hosted and coordinated by Parents Actively Lending Support (PALS), which stands for Parents Actively Lending Support (our version of PTA). This year the evening was a Beach/Luau themed and there were carnival games facilitated by our rising 8th Grade students where the younger […]

Successful 7th Annual Whatcom County Science and Engineering Fair: Elements of Discovery powered by Alcoa

The 7th Annual Whatcom County Science and Engineering Fair: Elements of Discovery powered by Alcoa occurred on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Franklin Academy’s Markell Hall. The fair was a wonderful community gathering with 115 individual students representing 12 different schools and two home school networks throughout Whatcom County. Grades Kindergarten through ninth grade displayed 69 individual and group […]

Bradley James Lockhart, the well-known Designer, and Artist of the Beloved Bellingham Flag to Talk with Students

The Franklin Academy is proud to announce that Bradley James Lockhart, the well-known designer, and artist of the beloved Bellingham Flag, will be coming to give a talk at Franklin Academy to 3rd – 8th Grade students on Friday, April 26th from 2:30 – 3 p.m. The event is open to the public. The school […]