Franklin Academy

Franklin Academy creates a community-focused boarding and day school where students with unique learning styles develop and strenghten academic and social competencies vital to the pursuit of college goals, professional aspirations, and fulfilling lives.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedNonverbal Learning Difference,High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers, ADHD
Year Founded2001
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$1,250
Summer Program Cost Notes2020 Cyber Summer tuition was $1,250 per class. Two classes offered per two-week session. Three, two-week sessions offered. Traditionally, our summer program is on-campus. Will update to reflect 2021 realities.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students85 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Franklin Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size6 students
Advanced CoursesHonors classes offered with AP exam
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$79,950
Tuition NotesTuition is all-inclusive.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorCynthia Pope
Admissions AssociateVince Schmidt


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Resident Assistants, Student Ambassadors, Student and faculty driven clubs and activities vary, Student Government

School Notes

  • Our program is designed to support our students' learning style and to enhance their strengths while responding appropriately to the challenges of high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and related executive functioning and social challenges.
  • 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.
  • Five programs are available at Franklin Academy:  High School; the Franklin Learning Institute, College or Gap Year program; Summer Program, skills-based summer camp; Evaluation Center; and College Coaching Program. 

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