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With a strong Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum in place, The Franklin Academy is taking the next steps toward becoming an accredited STEM school. The STEM program fund helps our school to stay on the cutting edge of advancements in technology, careers, and professional development for our teachers so our students are gaining the tools they need to be successful in tomorrow's STEM-focused world.

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Parents Actively Lending Support (PALS) is the parent-run organization supporting Franklin Academy. PALS raises funds to pay for many programs and projects. Sometimes the school identifies special needs that fall outside of the general budget. PALS is able to meet some of these special requests through it's Fund-A-Need budget. Click to see the current needs as set by PALS.

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Grand Cru Auction

Sponsor a table or make a donation to support the Grand Cru Auction. The auction is a way we get to share our school community with friends and family, and most of the proceeds go right back into everyday expenses that support our teachers and students.

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Whatcom County Science & Engineering Fair

The WCSEF brings together K-12th grade students from throughout Whatcom County to support their interest and exploration in Science and Engineering. The Fair is seeking community partners that support efforts to increase interest and awareness in STEM-related fields. Click to explore donation and sponsorship options.

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Chess Tournaments

The Knights Chess Team hosted it's first tournament in Spring of 2018. The school, supported by the parent-powered "Chess Board" hosts two tournaments each year, one State-qualifier tournament in the fall, and a Bughouse tournament in the Spring. Support youth chess in Whatcom County by becoming a sponsor for one or both tournaments.

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Your donation to the Annual Fund makes an immediate impact on our school, and goes directly to the operational budget. Your generosity helps Franklin Academy prepare students to take their skills, talents and abilities garnered here, and make a positive contribution wherever their paths lead.

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Why Give?

We are grateful for your continued support of Franklin Academy. Your gifts contribute to future generations of bright children who are and will be Franklin's students. A tradition of support from alumni, parents, and friends helps ensure that students continue their growth into positions of community leadership.

Tuition at Franklin Academy covers approximately 62% of the total cost of educating a student: the balance is made up through contributions from donors like you.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Some of the many reasons to give are:

Attracting Top Educators

A great school is built one superb teacher at a time. Gifts to the school enable us to continue improving our compensation program, and attract and retain proven, outstanding educators.

Supporting Eager Students from Diverse Backgrounds

We aim to pair excellent teachers with bright students in the community. Need-blind admission is a critical goal for us, and we need your support to achieve it.

Ensuring the Enduring Legacy of Local Excellence

Your gift ensures that we can continue developing a high quality independent school that will serve current and future generations in Northwest Washington.

Donations Can Be Made:

• Via Check, Payable to the school
• Online via credit card
• Set up on a recurring monthly basis

Please feel free to contact Heather Black with any questions. Phone: 360.733.1750 x 1580 or email

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