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Benjamin Franklin High School

PHONE: (215) 400-7600 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Neighborhood GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 529

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Dr. Khalilah Canada Ed.D.

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-7600

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Spring Garden

  • SEPTA Routes

    BSL (Spring Garden), Bus (2, 4, 16, 43, 61)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day


Benjamin Franklin High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school where all students graduate in four years with a plan to enter one of four pathways upon graduation.

The four pathways are: 
  1. Attend a four-year college or university
  2. Attend an accredited two-year technical program or trade school
  3. Pass the ASVAB exam and join the military
  4. Enter the workforce upon graduation

Points Of Pride

  1. BFHS has a Freshman Academy dedicated to ensuring the success of 1st time 9th graders smoothing the transition to High School as each student is assigned a case manager.
  2. The BFHS Culinary Arts Program started a partnership with the the Logan Hotel.
  3. BFHS houses the ONLY Naval JROTC Program in the city.
  4. BFHS has five CTE programs that offer internships while enrolled and licensure upon graduation with high job placement ratings.
  5. In 2020-2021 BFHS sent 50% of graduates to post-secondary education institutions and produced the largest number of dual-enrolled students since the initiation of the program.

To learn more about our unique programming join us at one of our prospective student events.

  • Virtual Information Sessions (9/29/2021 OR 10/6/2021)
  • Open House (10/16/2021)

Sign up HERE for prospective student events.

Admissions Policy

Serves students from catchment area. Students from outside catchment are selected in the lottery.

Accreditations and Honors

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tues8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thur8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions

Off of the West Side of North Broad Street, between Brandywine Street and Green Street