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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

Upcoming Dates:

September 2023

  • September 28, 2023 – Junior Class (11th Grade) Parent Meeting – 12:00 PM – Zoom Link
  • September 28, 2023 – Back to School Night 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • September 29, 2023 – 1/2 Day Professional Development – Early Dismissal Day–Interim reports distributed

October 2023

  • Saturday, October 14, 2023 – Philadelphia National College Fair – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • October 16-20-Senior Portraits
  • Homecoming Dance – October 20, 2023 – 6PM – 9PM
  • Friday, October 27-No school for students, Professional Development for staff

November 2023

  • Tuesday, November 7-No School, Election Day
  • Wednesday, November 22-Early Dismissal Day staff & students
  • Thursday & Friday, November 23-24-No school, Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, November 27-Full Day report card conferences, No School

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

Transfer Enrollments first, please confirm that we are your neighborhood school then contact the main office for an appointment to bring 2 proofs of address or to submit electronically

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

2023-2024 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 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

Contact Info: 215-400-4444