On Sept 23, the Board will hold an Action Meeting at 4 p.m. Find materials here.

Parent Flat Rate (payment) Program continues for eligible families who opt out of a bus, van or cab assignment. Contact your school’s transportation representative or visit HERE for more info.

COVID Vax events  | Student Immunizations
Stay up to date on Back-to-School info including bell schedules, transportation Fare Cards and more HERE!

The Child Tax Credit provides eligible families with $250 or $300 per child per month from the IRS! Learn more HERE.

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

Back to School Night–IN PERSON!

Thursday, September 23, 2021 5PM – 7PM

We can be reached at bfhs@philasd.org or

via telephone at (215) 400-7600 Mon. thru Fri. 7:30am-2:30pm

Fax 215-400-7601

2021-22 School Year began Tuesday, August 31st.  School starts at 8:15 am and ends at 3:19 pm each day.  You can find days off and half days on the calendar HERE We are excited to welcome all students back for in-person learning this fall!  Welcome letters have gone out, please click here if you did not get a copy (and please update your email/mailing address/phone number with the main office to receive important information in the future.)

New Enrollments (BRAND NEW to the district, 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.

2021-2022 SCHOOL PLAN

Click Benjamin Franklin High School [2010] 2021-2022 School Plan (1) to review BFHS’s 2021-2022 School Plan. Upon review, click HERE to complete the survey.

Was your child absent from school? Please complete this ABSENCE FORM to document and excuse their absence. Parents can provide an absence excuse note for up to 8 absences.

7th & 8th Graders–are you interested in coming to Ben Franklin?  Would you like to get email updates? Complete this form


  • 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 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 and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
    You can also call our Chromebook Support Hotline at 215-400-4444.
    Finally, if you still need internet access, you can dial 2-1-1 for the PHLConnectEd Hotline.

Please CLICK HERE for our Interactive New Student Orientation!

Family & Student Technology Information

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

General information about Covid-19

For whom: Parents, families, and community members Contact Info: 215-400-5300 COVID19Info@philasd.org

215-400-8480 – Albanian

215-400-8481 – Arabic

215-400-8482 – Chinese

215-400-8483 – French

215-400-8484 – Khmer

215-400-8474 – Portuguese

215-400-8485 – Russian

215-400-8489 – Spanish

215-400-8486 – Vietnamese

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