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the Benjamin Franklin Academy

is an open enrollment, tuition-free public charter Middle/High School. The school’s mission is to develop its students’ hands, heads, and hearts through a curriculum that focuses on the pursuit of happiness – as envisioned by its namesake Benjamin Franklin. Thank you for visiting our site

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“The Declaration Of Independence Only Guarantees The Right To The Pursuit Of Happiness; You Have To Catch It Yourself.” Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Academy will provide a content-rich liberal arts education that incorporates hands-on learning opportunities and a project-based approach to learning traditional subject areas.

The school aims to cultivate well-rounded individuals who can work with their hands, think with their heads, and feel with their hearts to prepare students for their pursuit of happiness.

Charter Approved – December 8, 2022
School Opening – Fall 2023

Our Founders

Patricia Humphrey
Michael Dupont
Marcie Ouellette


Math Program
Science Program
Language Arts
History Program
High School Credits



Hands-on learning will include the building, artisan, and agricultural trades. The acquired skills will lead some students to satisfying work in those or related trade areas: while providing essential life skills to all students.


Critical thinking and problem-solving, intellectual curiosity, and executive functioning will also be emphasized, leading to a rational and mentally healthy approach to life and work.


Franklin Academy will offer a small school environment with a strong culture of mentorship and encouragement. Students will develop meaningful self-esteem through productive work and achievement.

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