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Middle School Students Visiting the White House in Washington, D.C.
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MS Library
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Basketball PE
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Rock Wall MS

Ben Franklin Academy’s (BFA) middle school offers a rich Core Knowledge experience for students in grades six through eight. As students move through our middle school program, they continue to carryout our school mission for students to be well-read, scientifically curious, and civically engaged.  BFA continues to build a strong foundation for its middle school students to succeed in high school and life.

Through our athletics program and electives offerings, we have a variety of extra-curricular activities for students to participate in throughout the year. 

What BFA Middle School Offers

  • Academically Rigorous Curriculum
  • Character Education
  • Honors Classes Offered for all Core Classes
  • Specials rotation that includes PE/Health, Life Skills and STEAM Lab
  • Chromebooks for every student
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Award-winning Musical productions 
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Student Council

Many Electives Choices each Trimester (choices change from year-to-year)

  • Man Up/Girl Up
  • Strategy Games
  • Rubik’s Cube and Lego 
  • Musical Theatre
  • Team Sports
  • Cozy up and Read
  • Math Enrichment and Study Hall
  • Yearbook
  • Jewelry Making
  • Ceramics and many more!

What Makes the BFA Middle School Special

  • Girls and Boys Soccer
  • Girls and Boys Volleyball
  • Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Individual Lockers
  • No Block Scheduling
  • Dedicated Middle School Wing and Commons Area
  • Middle School Dance
  • Fun Middle School traditions – Charity Week, Field Trips, Field Day
  • BFA Alumni report that they feel well prepared for high school
  • Sixth Grade Outdoor Ed Trip 
  • Seventh Grade Outdoor Ed Trip 
  • Eighth Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia
  • Opportunity to participate in Disney Choir and go to Disneyland for performance/workshop (Trip occurs once every three years.)

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