The Franklin Academy

  • Founded in 1971, The Franklin Academy, located in Bellingham, WA, is a closely-knit, fast-growing independent coeducational day school.
  • A supportive community with STEM focused education in a safe, small class environment for all grades. Call today for a personal tour (360) 733-1750 or discover more at our website

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1971

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants and polo/dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,850
Tuition NotesDepends on division
Admissions DirectorNatalie Bennett


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess, Robotics

Club or Organization:
Math Team

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Middle School Sports

School Notes

  • Sports Teams in the WIAA leagueSmall class sizes for every grade level Strong parent involvement
  • The Franklin Academy is not just a school; it's a nurturing and supportive community
  • A rigorous academic environment that follows national standards from experts in each subject area (cross-grade STEM-focused curriculum used, too)
  • A program emphasizing achievement, leadership with buddies, and moral & spiritual development
  • Instructional time music and Spanish specialist each week
  • Sports Teams with WIAA
  • Elective opportunities in Middle School (i.e., Coding and Makerspace)
  • Field trips that complement curriculum (like the 8th Graders go to England).

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  • Bellingham
    Grades: NS-8 | 203 students
    1.8 miles
    1600 E Sunset Dr
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    1.8 NS-8
  • Bellingham
    Grades: PK-8 | 204 students
    1.1 miles
    2116 Cornwall Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    1.1 PK-8
  • Bellingham
    Grades: PK-5
    1.8 miles
    567 E. Kellogg Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    1.8 PK-5
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    25.2 miles
    1321 E Division Street
    Mount Vernon, WA 98274
    25.2 PK-8
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    Bellingham, WA 98229
    4.6 PK-8

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