Speed Friending

Speed Friending

During the first term of this new school year, we spend a lot of time getting to know one another. Much of the work occurs at the team level, but we come together every day in Community Meeting to acknowledge and celebrate our shared life in this boarding school. We...
Student Demographics

Student Demographics

Franklin Academy’s seventy-five students come from ten states and two foreign countries. A third has been recommended to us by educational consultants. A substantial number hail from Connecticut, followed by Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. Some travel to East...
Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Franklin Academy is a friendly community. Perhaps it is our tradition of first name salutations between students and faculty that sets the tone. We also hire very personable teachers. Of course, our students are kind and curious and eager to welcome newcomers to...
First Week of School

First Week of School

We enjoyed a very successful opening of our seventeenth school year. Now, the transition has begun as students adjust to being away from home. First, we focus on rapport-building and belonging. Our most important goal is to create a safe, supportive, and positive...
A New School Year Has Begun

A New School Year Has Begun

The first wave of students arrived on campus yesterday. Seniors and postgraduates in the class of 2020 registered and moved into their dormitories. A sumptuous buffet luncheon followed. Then, I offered the official Franklin Academy welcome to all parents and students...