On October 6, the Board will hold a Public Hearing. Find materials here.

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Benjamin Franklin High School-Home of the Electrons
Located at Broad & Spring Garden Streets in Center City

Ben Franklin’s Electron Cheerleaders

SCHOOL SELECTION for 2023-24

Closes Friday, November 4 at 11:59 pm.  Please make sure to choose the CTE program you are interested in when completing the application.  8th-11th graders are welcome to apply.  Come see us in person at the High School Fair   See why you should join our scholars next year: BFHS CTE news! 

Parent Portal sign up have access to your student’s attendance and grades

COVID Hub
-Electronic Covid Consent Form for in-school testing by the nurse if needed

2022-2023 School Year Calendar School starts at 8:15 am and ends at 3:19 pm each day.


Benjamin Franklin High School • Regular Day Bell Schedules


Was your child absent from school?

Please complete this ABSENCE FORM [Link to Google Form] to document and excuse their absence. Parents can provide an Absence Excuse Note for up to Eight (8) Absences.

Have questions?

We can be reached at bfhs@philasd.org or

Fax 215-400-7601

Middle States Association Accredited


New Enrollments (NEW to the district/coming from Charter–in other words not transferring from another PhilaSD School) registration is online- https://www.philasd.org/studentplacement/registration/

Transfer Enrollments first, please confirm that we are your neighborhood school https://webapps1.philasd.org/school_finder/ then contact the main office for an appointment to bring 2 proofs of address or to submit electronically bfhs@philasd.org.


CHROMEBOOK UPDATES:

  • If you have never picked up a District Chromebook we have one for you!
  • If you already have a Chromebook and it needs to be repaired or replaced, you can bring it to school (room 244, when you get to school at 8:15) or you can visit one of the Parent & Family Tech Support Centers. You can find the 3 addresses at www.philasd.org/chromebooks.
  • The centers will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
  • Lost Chromebooks require parental confirmation of the loss to issue a new device.
  • Lost Chargers require serving 1 detention to replace.
  • If you need home internet access, you can dial 2-1-1 for the PHLConnectEd Hotline.

Parent & Family Technology Support Hotline

For whom: Parents, students, and families Chromebook troubleshooting and getting set up/connected

Contact Info: 215-400-4444 FamilyTechSupport@philasd.org