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Ben Franklin Academy offers field trips and activities to enhance and support our rigorous curriculum – bringing to life and providing hands-on reinforcement of classroom instruction. These are “grade-level traditions” that staff, teachers, and, especially, students look forward to and get excited about year after year. BFA students eagerly anticipate participating in these field trips and activities in future grade levels as they progress through their school career while at BFA. By keeping the love of learning strong and building a solid educational foundation for each student, we know that BFA graduates will be prepared for long-term success. We also have worked hard to establish a strong community where parents and students of all grades can come together, feel welcome, and can be an integral part of the school. Below are some of BFA’s traditions.

Middle School-Wide Traditions
Honors Classes
Advisory Period
Annual Dance
Pi Day
National Junior Honor Society (must qualify)

Sixth Grade Traditions
Mediterranean Fair
Field Day
Outdoor Education at Covenant Heights/Estes Park (4 days/3 nights)
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Heart and Lung Dissection
Pi Day
Earth Day Park Clean Up

Seventh Grade Traditions
Science Fair
Field Day
Outdoor Education at Keystone Science Center (3 days/2 nights)
World War II Aviation Museum

Eighth Grade Traditions
Social Studies Fair
Field Day
American Civics Education in Washington DC/Philadelphia (1 week)
Career Connect Expo
Physics Day at Elitch Gardens
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Community/School-Wide Traditions
Back to School Picnic
Harvest Festival
Veteran’s Day
Ben Franklin’s Birthday
Fun Run/BENefit Bash
Father-Daughter Event
Mother-Son Event
Grandparent-Grandchild Goodies
Donuts with Dad
Muffins with Mom
Hour of Code
Halloween, winter, Valentine’s and End-of-Year Parties
Broncos Day
Red Ribbon Day
Cancer Awareness