College Tour Epilogue

Three adults and nine students traveled 1,100 miles in three Franklin Academy SUVs across six states to visit eleven colleges and universities during the mid-fall break. The largest school was the University of Vermont with 11,000 undergraduates. The smallest school...

Forging a Partnership

Thank you to everyone who participated in Parents’ and Grandparents’ Days last month. We hope the time together on campus was instructive, encouraging, and enjoyable. The reception and dinner at the Gelston House offered an opportunity to relax and to make...
Heart of the School Year

Heart of the School Year

Peak autumn foliage has come and gone. As a result, we have said goodbye to Halloween and Daylight Savings Time. Overnight frost glistens on the grass, and snow showers are in the forecast. Winter is just around the corner. On the academic front, the time of...
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...