Report from Dean College

Report from Dean College

As you can see from the photograph, Michael Vitarelli ’18 is a happy young man. No wonder. After his freshman fall semester at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts (where Anna Hobbs ’18, Mateo Caligiuri ’18, Lulu McDonald ’17, and Sammy Fink ’18 are also freshmen),...
Franklin Academy at Landmark College

Franklin Academy at Landmark College

The last day of our sixth annual week-long college tour brought us to Landmark College, a favorite choice for those seniors and postgraduates who want a collegiate education specially designed for students who think and learn differently. At the moment we have six of...
A Perfect Place

A Perfect Place

This was our first school visit to Rochester Institute of Technology – a popular college choice for that group of Franklin Academy seniors and postgraduates who are passionate about computers, science, and mathematics. Adam Waldie and Peter Dantini, both from the...
Moving into a Higher Gear

Moving into a Higher Gear

Ross Mesnick ’18 was very insistent before graduating last June that his university needed to be added to our college tour this October. Because we also wanted to see Hartwick, RIT, and Syracuse, it was easy to accommodate his request, especially since we knew that...
To Help Just One Student Is So Rewarding

To Help Just One Student Is So Rewarding

Here at the end of Summer Sojourn, I wanted to interview Kaitlin Jackson ’14 because she is completing her fourth summer with us as an intern. My most important question was simply this – What pulls you back to campus each year? Kaitlin quickly answered. “That is...
Giving Back to Franklin Academy

Giving Back to Franklin Academy

A welcome aspect of our Summer Sojourn program is the return of alumni, coming back to campus to serve as mentors and coaches for Sojourn students. Indeed, our alumni are a tremendous asset, having already walked in the shoes of the students they are serving. Truly,...