Ben Franklin Academy

  • As a college preparatory high school, we provide our students with a challenging individualized college preparatory education within a caring community of learners, while advancing the knowledge and methodology of adolescent education through research, curriculum development, innovative learning materials, and publications.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1987

Student Body

Total Students134 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Ben Franklin Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size7 students
Number of AP Courses25 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No jeans, collarded shirts and ties on Wednesdays)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,000
Tuition NotesWe have individualized instruction; a Work/Study program and All-Day Program
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions AssociateAmy Barnes

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsCross Country, Golf, Ultimate FrisbeeCross CountryGolf,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Debate Club, Game Club, Green Club, Philanthropy Project

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

School Notes

  • Just as there is no one description of a BFA student, there are as many paths to BFA and our graduates choose their own path upon graduation. Our students scatter to universities and colleges throughout the world, because they are pursuing their dreams and passions not following the crowd.  
  • Above all our motto, "Esse Quam Videre," inspires everything we do - "to be, rather than to seem to be."  
  • Ben Franklin Academy:  Thrive and Flourish
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Atlanta
    Grades: PK-12 | 798 students
    6 miles
    215 Chastain Park Ave
    Atlanta, GA 30342
    (404)252-8389
    6 PK-12
    798
  • Atlanta
    Grades: PK-12 | 1313 students
    3.3 miles
    2890 North Fulton Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30305
    (404)841-3840
    3.3 PK-12
    1313
  • Atlanta
    Brandon Hall School
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    (Presbyterian)
    Grades: 6-12 | 200 students
    12.5 miles
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30350
    (770)394-8177
    12.5 6-12
    200
  • Atlanta
    The Howard School
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    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 287 students
    4.9 miles
    1192 Foster Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318
    (404)377-7436
    4.9 K-12
    287
  • Atlanta
    Grades: NS-12 | 203 students
    9.3 miles
    1312 Knotts Ave.
    Atlanta, GA 30344
    (404)281-3667
    9.3 NS-12
    203

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