Parents As Primary Educator is one of the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School’s four pillars. We believe that parents play a central role in the education of their child as their first educator. Our faculty and staff partner with parents to help each student reach their potential.
The following pillar document outlines the defining principles and background for the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School’s approach to Parents As Primary Educator.
The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School exists “to assist parents in their role as
primary educators”. A child is first taught by his or her parents and continues to be profoundly
influenced by them throughout life. As an expression of the deep love they have for their
children, parents assume the ultimate responsibility of ensuring their children receive the
education they will need to succeed in tomorrow’s world. Parents choose their children’s schools
carefully and follow their studies closely, acting as true partners with teachers in all that they do.
They welcome the responsibility to share in the education of their children in many phases,
including remediation and challenge, and to provide guidance and support during the school
1. Parents are welcome at our school.
2. Active communication based on mutual respect is paramount to a successful partnership.
3. In order to support a true partnership between parents and the school
- provide parents with detailed information about the BFCCPS classical,
sequential, content- rich curriculum and access to classroom materials
- consult parents on important academic decisions regarding their children
- provide parents with opportunities to learn about the school’s pillars, as well as
resource support for non-academic subjects, that will help them fulfill their
primary educator role
- provide numerous volunteer opportunities
Parents are encouraged to:
- actively participate in their child’s educational experiences and are responsible
for supporting their child’s educational activities beyond the school day, such as
homework, establishing organizational systems, as well as enrichment and
- vigilant and proactive in addressing any educational issues they observe in their
child, both in school and at home
- discuss with teachers or administrators any questions they may have about
teaching philosophy, curriculum, or classroom materials
- participate in volunteer activities as their schedule allows
- cultivate the virtues in their children’s character