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Franklin Towne Charter High School

PHONE: (215) 289-5000 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 1261

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Joseph Venditti

  • Phone Number

    (215) 289-5000

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (56, 73, 84), RR (Bridesburg)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day


Franklin Towne Charter High School is a college-preparatory program willing to do whatever it takes to provide a warm and encouraging family-like atmosphere for all of our students.

Points Of Pride

In 2014, Franklin Towne Charter High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Students at Franklin Towne Charter attend school consistently with a 95% daily attendance rate. In addition, students have achieved academically year after year. Our Keystone scores and participation in both Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes continues to rise. Lastly, in keeping with our mission of college preparation, FTCHS offers a wide array of support in helping students plan for their future including hosting multiple college and career fairs and then continues to track their performance after graduation.

Admissions Policy

Applicants must submit a short application either in person or online via the school website. Applications are available in both English and Spanish. A lottery is held in January if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats. The application deadline to be eligible for the January lottery is the last Friday in November.

Accreditations and Honors

  • 2019 Varsity Brand's Most Spirited High School
  • 2017-2018 Designated as an Exceptional Charter School by the National Association of Special Education Teachers
  • 2013-2017 Designated as a Pennsylvania State Distinguished Title I School
  • 2014 National Blue Ribbon School
  • 2006-2012 Keystone Achievement Awards for consecutive years earning AYP
  • 2011 Designated as a National Title I School of Excellence and Pennsylvania State Distinguished Title I School
  • 2010 MetLife Foundation- NASSP Breakthrough School of the Year
  • 2009 National Excellence in Urban Education Award, National Center for Urban School Transformation

Hours of Operation

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Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions

Located in Building 108.