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Serving Grades K-12 in the East Valley
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About Us

Founded in 1995, Benjamin Franklin Charter School was one of Arizona’s first charter schools and has been “Educating Arizona...One Student at a Time”™ ever since. Our mission is to offer a well-rounded education with proven superior academics, exceptional programs, time-honored values, and a high level of parental participation. We have three elementary (K-6) campuses and one JH/HS Campus located in Arizona’s East Valley. Our campuses rank within the top 10% of Arizona’s 445 districts. We offer our students not only a world class education, but also extracurricular activities, fine-arts programs, and athletic programs.

Traditional Education

We believe that learning, hard work, and fun are not mutually exclusive and that learning should be a joyful and exciting endeavor, especially for children. Traditional Education is the foundation of our curriculum. During the K-6 years, also known as the Grammar Stage in Classical education, our students focus on learning the fundamental rules, terms, and facts about subjects.

Family Resources

Are you a current Falcon Family looking for helpful links and resources for your students? Please visit our Family Resources section, which includes a link to FamilyLink, our Teacher Websites, Parent Handbooks, and more!

Enrollment Information

We are a tuition-free, "A" rated public charter school with no attendance boundaries. Interested in learning how to become a part of the Franklin Family? Click on "Learn More" below.

What's Happening

By the Numbers


We have 25 years of educational experience, and have been educating Arizona students since 1995.


We are ranked "A" by the Arizona Department of Education.


BFCS ranks within the top 10% of Arizona's 445 districts.


The number of BFCS students to pass the ELA portion of the AzMERIT was 63% higher than the state average.


The number of BFCS students to pass the Math portion of the AzMERIT was 59% higher than the state average.


Our average class size is 27 students. We have Kindergarten aides in all kinder classes, as well as Resource aides in all resource settings.