Franklin Academy

140 River Road,
East Haddam, CT, 06423-0860
     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 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 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
Grades Offered Grades 8 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 90 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 7%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Franklin Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 55%
Average Class Size 5 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $79,800
Tuition Notes Tuition is all inclusive and paid in quarterly installments.
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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  • Deep RiverMt Saint John
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    135 Kirtland St
    Deep RiverCT06417
    (860)343-1300
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    3.1 mi | 39 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • MoodusMoodus KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    99 Leesville Rd
    MoodusCT06469
    (860)873-9666
    Daycare / Preschool
    4.8 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • EssexEssex KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    158 Westbrook Road
    EssexCT06426
    (860)767-1072
    Daycare / Preschool
    7.1 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • Old SaybrookThe Children's Tree Montessori School
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    96 Essex Road
    Old SaybrookCT06475
    (860)388-3536
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    9.3 mi | 92 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • KillingworthRock Christian Academy
    Special Program Emphasis  (Christian)
    138 Route 81
    KillingworthCT06419
    (860)663-0926
    Special Program Emphasis  (Christian)
    9.3 mi | n/a students | Gr. PK-6                      

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