Franklin Academy

Tel: (860)873-2700
Grades: 8-12 | 90 students
Franklin Academy is a college preparatory school, accredited by the new england association of schools and colleges, specializing in serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nonverbal Learning Differences and Asperger's Syndrome.
Our program is designed to support our students' learning style and to enhance their strengths, while responding appropriately to the challenges of ASD, NLD and AS which can include some of the following features: poor time management skills, organizational difficulties, dyspraxia, visual-spatial weaknesses, slower processing speed, fine motor difficulties, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and problems with abstract conceptual reasoning, subtle social cues, and transitions. Compensatory strategies to address these challenges, as well as the development of social skills and independent living skills, are programmatic priorities.
Franklin Academy's small classes, the multi-modal and differentiated instruction, and close student-faculty relationships are of particular benefit for all of our students.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Nonverbal Learning Difference, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 90 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Franklin Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $79,800
Tuition Notes Tuition is all inclusive, paid in quarterly installments or upfront with a $5,000.00 discount.
Admissions Director Cynthia Pope
Admissions Associate Vince Schmidt

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mt Saint John (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Children's Tree Montessori School (9.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Moodus KinderCare (4.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Deep River
    Mt Saint John
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 39 students
    3.1 miles
    135 Kirtland St
    Deep River, CT 06417
  • Moodus
    Moodus KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    4.8 miles
    99 Leesville Rd.
    Moodus, CT 06469
  • Essex
    Essex KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    7.1 miles
    158 Westbrook Rd.
    Essex, CT 06426
  • Old Saybrook
    Grades: PK-6 | 92 students
    9.3 miles
    96 Essex Rd
    Old Saybrook, CT 06475
  • Killingworth
    Rock Christian Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-6
    9.3 miles
    138 Route 81
    Killingworth, CT 06419

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