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Barbara Misday the K-4 Science/STEM specialist shared the following: Third graders completed their research for extreme weather case studies in small groups. Each group designed a solution to at least one problem that extreme weather brings to the world. As a culminating activity, the entire class focused on the extreme weather and impact of hurricanes. They were charged with the following task: “You are an engineer that has been given the responsibility to design a hurricane proof building.” On Nov. 30, Hurricane Barbara hit land at approximately 12:50 in the Markell Hall basement. Students had one minute to test their building design in a simulated “hurricane” including fans (air/wind), water (ocean) and spray bottles (rain/sleet). At the end of the simulation all of the groups checked their buildings to see if their Lego Character survived (was dry and safe) and if their design repelled the extreme weather. Next week, each group will evaluate their design/building and determine what worked well and what changes they would make in the future. ... See MoreSee Less
🍷✨ Join us for Fine Wine Fridays at The Franklin Academy! ✨🍷
This Friday, December 1, we invite you to contribute to our auction committee by donating a bottle of wine or spirits with a minimum value of $25. Gift cards are also welcome and will add a special touch to our auction packages and games. If you're pressed for time, feel free to donate cash or checks, and we'll handle the shopping for you! Your generosity makes a difference. See you at drop-off this Fr#thefranklinacademygalac#FineWineFridaysi#supportfranklinacademyl#TheGoldenGalaGoldenGala ... See MoreSee Less
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At our all school Thanksgiving chapel this morning, we shared that gratitude is something that is powerful. God uses it to bring peace. It can change people’s lives. It’s something that can help you get through a bad situation.
We can all picture someone who loves us, someone who accepts us just as we are. When we simply think about this person we can feel their love, and feel gratitude. Like that person, we too have the opportunity to show love to people, and to express our gratitude to them. So, how are you going to do it? What will you do specifically to show love this week? What will you do to express your gratitude? This is the challenge the students left with as they departed today's chapel, and we would like to invite you to consider these questions too! ... See MoreSee Less
🍷✨ Join us for Fine Wine Fridays at The Franklin Academy! This Friday, November 17, we invite you to contribute to our auction committee by donating a bottle of wine or spirits with a minimum value of $25. Gift cards are also welcome and will add a special touch to our auction packages and games. If you're pressed for time, feel free to donate cash or checks, and we'll handle the shopping for you! Your generosity makes a difference. See you at drop-off this Fri#thefranklinacademygalac#FineWineFridaysi#supportfranklinacademyl#TheGoldenGalaGoldenGala ... See MoreSee Less
⚜️ A big Thank You to Brooks Property, Residential & Storage, for supporting this year’s gala. ⚜️
Brooks Property Management has served Bellingham, WA for decades, providing local apartment rentals as well as large commercial storage unit space. They are proudly a locally owned company and support the Boys & Girls Club of America as well as Lighthouse Mission.
Our experienced Middle School teachers know the needs of individual students due to deliberate structures limiting our class sizes. In our school, individual interests and questions are encouraged and incorporated into daily
Our experienced Kindergarten teachers personally know the needs of each student because we deliberately hold our class sizes small. Your child will be encouraged as an individual: socially, emotionally, and academically. This will be a far
We are excited to announce that the Franklin Academy has added a Makerspace. Middle School 7-8th grade students will have this as a course, including a culminating project (more information to come)! Our K-6 students can access this space in
Did you know Spanish is the second most spoken language globally in terms of a native of native speakers, but it is also the official language of 21 countries?
Our Spanish program starts in preschool and continues sequentially through 8th grade.
The Franklin Academy is excited to announce a reminder of our rescheduled Gala and Auction that will take place on March 26th at 5:30 pm at the Bellwether.
This grand event is the school’s most ambitious fundraiser of the year.
“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
The Franklin Academy is proud to hold accreditations & awards from:
The Franklin Academy won Best Private School in 2021, 2022, and 2023!