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

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BFHS now offers SchoolCash Online. Pay online for school fees, trips, etc. Learn more and register HERE

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Upcoming Dates

June 2024 – LGBTQ+ Pride Month

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – Benjamin Franklin HS Graduation 10:00 am
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 – Early Dismissal
  • Friday, June 14, 2024 – Early Dismissal  – Last Day of school, students can pick up report cards, they will not be mailed home.

Summer Supports

August 2024

  • Main office open for registration August 2, 5-7, 12-16, 19-23
  • Monday, August 19th-9th grade & new student orientation
  • Monday,  August, 26th FIRST DAY of SCHOOL 8:15 AM

New Enrollments (NEW to the district or coming from Charter–not transferring from another Philadelphia district school) registration is online-

Transfer Enrollments (coming from another School District of Philadelphia High School) first, please confirm that we are your neighborhood school then contact the main office 215-400-7600 for an appointment to bring 2 proofs of address and complete enrollment paperwork (submit address proofs electronically to ahead of time if you’d like).

Benjamin Franklin School Plan 2023 – 2024. Families are encouraged to visit the School District of Philadelphia Link below and review our school plan.

Benjamin Franklin School Plan 2023-24 SY

School Plans 2023-24

Have questions?
We can be reached at, Phone 215-400-7600, or Fax 215-400-7601

State Graduation Requirements!

Parent Portal sign up have access to your student’s attendance and grades in real-time

2024-2025 School Year Calendar School starts at 8:15 am and ends at 3:19 pm daily.

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.

Middle States Association Accredited


  • 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
  • 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 community service to replace.
  • If you need home internet access, you can dial 2-1-1 for the PHLConnectEd Hotline.

Parent & Family Technology Support Hotline

Contact Info: 215-400-4444


Attention families: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that a school with certain exceptions obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, a school may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the school to the contrary in accordance with school district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow schools to include information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.

Parents who wish to opt their students out of directory information releases must complete an Opt-Out Form for each of their students, and must return each form to the school at which each student is enrolled by November 6, 2023.

Find more information, including the forms you need HERE