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

The Parent Survey is open AND it is shorter this year! We are asking all families to please complete it.  Thank you!

BFHS Keystone Parent Documents 2023

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

Upcoming Dates:

May 1, 2023 Act 158 due for Graduation

May 5, 2023-1/2 day & AP US History Exam

May 9, 2023-Interim Reports sent home

May 16, 2023-No School-election day

May 17, 18, 22-25, 2023-Keystone testing– late starts for those not testing and early dismissals available for those who test.

May 19, 2023-1/2 day

May 29, 2023-No School Memorial Day

June 1, 2023-Senior Prom 7-11pm-tickets required

June 5, 2023-Grades finalized by 5 pm

June 9, 2023-Last day to sign up for summer school or summer enrichment programming

June 12, 2023-Graduation 10am-tickets required

State Graduation Requirements!

Have questions?
We can be reached at, 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-

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


  • 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

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

Contact Info: 215-400-4444