The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) describes the purpose of the Massachusetts Charter School initiative, “to create new, independent public schools that increase student achievement, offer parents more choices, encourage school districts to improve, and are held accountable for results.”

The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School is a free, high-achieving, kindergarten to eighth grade, public charter school in Franklin, Massachusetts. We value a strong partnership with families, the pursuit of a classical body of knowledge, and responsibility for self and the community.

Among the first charter schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School opened its doors in September 1995 with 150 students in grades kindergarten through four. Each year, a grade was added until we reached our full capacity of 450 students, spanning grades K-8.

In March 2014, two Charter Amendments were approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The first amendment designated BFCCPS as a regional public school and the other which increased our enrollment to a maximum of 900 students.

BFCCPS moved to 500 Financial Park in the fall of 2019. At that time, Kindergarten through Grade Five doubled in enrollment moving from two homerooms in each grade, to four homerooms per grade. For the upcoming 2022-2023 school year BFCCPS will have 96 students in Kindergarten through Grade Eight.

The four pillars of our mission – Parents as Primary Educators, Classical Education, Character Education and Community Service – guide us in all we do and keep students, staff, families, administration and board members engaged in a rich tradition of innovation and success.