Franklin uses E.D. Hirsch’s Core Knowledge Curriculum. It is a rigorous, sequential, and structured curriculum designed to give all children the advantage of a solid foundation in cultural literacy. Franklin School is identified as a “Core Knowledge School” and is linked with other such schools via The Core Knowledge Foundation.
As a school of choice, parental input and involvement in the life and direction of the school are vital. Parents, working together with Franklin School staff, actively support high standards of academic achievement and responsible student behavior.
Instructional techniques are left to the discretion of the educational professionals. Materials, strategies, and assessment techniques are chosen based on effectiveness and impact on student learning.
Franklin School provides a solid education that includes:
an emphasis on reading, writing, and mathematics
a focus on individual learning, hard work, and
standardized testing, report cards with letter grades (3-8)
high expectations for academic achievement and discipline
parent input and involvement
All children can learn
Children learn in a secure, supportive environment
Children can achieve high academic performance
Self-esteem grows when accomplishments are made in a challenging environment
Enthusiasm by students, parents and teachers enhances learning
Family and school are partners in the educational process