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

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

Upcoming Dates:

March 24, 2023- 3rd marking period ends

March 27, 2023-Parent Survey opens

March 27-30, 2023-NOCTI pretest all CTE Juniors

March 30 & 31, 2023-½ day, report card conferences both afternoons

April 3-7, 2023 -Spring Break (Passover, Chag Sameach! & Happy Easter)

April 14, 2023- 1/2 day

April 21, 2023- No School (Eid al Fitr, Eid Mubarak!)

State Graduation Requirements!


Have questions?
We can be reached at bfhs@philasd.org, Phone 215-400-7600, or Fax 215-400-7601


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

-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.

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.


  • 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