Franklin Classical School

  • Franklin Classical School's curriculum is both college preparatory and missions preparatory; it is both academically accelerated and socially responsive; it is both community oriented and globally minded.
  • FCS offers a full curriculum for grades K-12. Our curriculum allows students to graduate with all necessary state credits, yet the school is still structured so that parents may choose to homeschool select subjects.
  • We offer an array of student life activities that include drama and musical productions, nine sports options, and special interest clubs.
  • FCS has been a member in good standing of the Association of Christian Schools International since 1996 and Association of Classical Christian Schools since 2004.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1992

Student Body

Total Students169 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Franklin Classical School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size13 students
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Modest Clothing Dress Code (School Colored Collared Shirts for K-6; Modest Attire 7-12th))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJul. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,050
Tuition NotesGrades K - 6th $8,050 Grades 7th - 12th $6,475 - $7,400 Elective course: $425 - $885
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKelsey Tichenor
Admissions AssociateMelinda Mahand

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfSoccer,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Debate Club, Destination Imagination, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Literary Club, Mission Mentor

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery

School Notes

  • The mission of Franklin Classical School is to provide a biblically-based education that is both academically excellent and spiritually vital to enable young men and women to know and serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to transform families, institutions, and nations for the glory of God.
  • The three-fold vision of Franklin Classical is to:
  • 1. Raise up the next generation of Christian cultural and spiritual leaders;
  • 2. Model a biblical pattern of discipleship through parent-directed, covenantal, and classical education;
  • 3. Lay foundations for economic and social justice, artistic excellence, intellectual achievement, worldview discernment, physical health, and evangelistic passion so that each student may ultimately attain their high calling and realize their destiny. Therefore the curriculum is both college preparatory and missions preparatory; it is both academically accelerated and socially responsive; it is both community oriented and globally minded.
  • FCS offers a full curriculum for grades K-12. Our college preparatory curriculum allows students to graduate with all necessary state credits, yet the school is still structured so that parents may choose to homeschool for select subjects. Fine Arts and Athletic curricula have been exciting areas of growth for FCS in recent years.
What do we mean by Classical?
  • Classical Education seeks to build wisdom in the lives and hearts of students. True education is far more than simply the accumulation of knowledge and understanding. True education is doing what we know to be right rather than simply believing in it. This approach teaches students to love learning, think soundly, and communicate persuasively. In the western world, our culture has grown from the heritage of the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. Their foundations of learning, law, theology, and customs have shaped our way of life today. Classical Education, therefore, stems from a teaching method developed by early Christians, which revolves around the Seven Liberal Arts. Classical education grew as the gospel spread throughout the ancient classical world and continued to develop throughout the Middle Ages with remarkable success. The first three of these Seven Liberal Arts were called the Trivium and comprised the means by which students were given the "tools of learning." The first, grammar, concerns the specific content knowledge of a subject. Logic is the second and deals with the reasoning which ties the facts together. Finally, Rhetoric is used to teach the students how to express what they have learned in a polished and effective manner. These aspects of the Trivium correspond to what the writer of Proverbs termed "knowledge," "understanding," and "wisdom."
What do we mean by Christian?
  • Education, by its very nature, must address the great question of life. Who am I? Why am I here? How must I live? Every school answers these questions through their own worldview lense, whether implicitly or boldly stated. At Franklin Classical School, our foundational worldview is the unchangeable Word of Godthe Bible. Because God created the world and everything in it, all creation is subject to Him. Because God revealed Himself in His creation, in the Bible, and in His Son Jesus Christ, we may confidently teach all subjects in the light of His Lordship. This, in turn, affects more than mere academics. We strive to practice biblical living and teaching everywhere, not only in our curriculum, but in the lives of our administration and staff. We are absolutely committed to the central principles of the Christian faith, but allow for a variety of convictions on secondary doctrinal principles. Our staff represents many different evangelical churches, and the same is true of the vast majority of our student body. The students consequently live in a Christian culture dominated by the authority of the Word of God. As we seek to build Christian unity between the families of the school, we also pray that Franklin Classical School will never drift from stressing the importance of a consistent and personal adherence to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • FCS has been a member in good standing of the Association of Christian Schools International since 1996 and Association of Classical Christian Schools since 2004. FCS is established as a 501-C3 non-profit organization with the Internal Revenue Service.
  • We would love to get to know your family as you seek the best educational option for your students! Feel free to contact us at 615-528-3777 ext. 1020 or Admissions@franklinclassical.com. 
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