Driving Directions to 500 Financial Park
The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School is located at 500 Financial Park in Franklin Massachusetts, just 1.9 miles from Exit 16 on Route 495.
Our facility is accessible via the entrance at 431 Washington Street in Franklin. (There is a gated entrance to Financial Park off of Grove Street which requires card access; please note that this entrance is not accessible to parents and staff.)
BFCCPS has a dual start time, students in Kindergarten through Grade Five begin at 9am, and students in Grades Six through Eight start at 8:20 am.
Students in Grade Six through Eight who are dropped off may begin doing so at 8 am.
Students in Kindergarten through Grade five who are dropped off may begin doing so at 8:45 am.
When you arrive at 500 Financial Park, please proceed up the right hand side of the driveway and drive around the back of the building. There is a one way flow of traffic all around the building. If you are dropping off your child, please stay in the left hand lane as you go around the back of the building. Students should exit vehicles on the left hand side of the car onto the sidewalk. The right hand lane will be used for any parents, faculty and staff who are driving to the parking lot to walk into the building. BFCCPS staff will be on duty to monitor the arrival process.
Students in Grade Six through Eight who arrive between 8 and 8:10 can visit in the courtyard with staff supervision. Starting at 8:10 am students will make their way up to their classes to put things in their lockers and get settled into their homerooms. Students who are not seated in their homerooms by 8:20 will be marked tardy.
Students for Kindergarten through Grade Five may begin arriving at 8:45 am and will make their way directly to their classrooms. Students in Kindergarten through grade one will enter via the back doors on the K/1 wing, students in grades two through five will enter via the back doors on the 2-5 wing. Students who are not seated in their classrooms by 9:00 will be marked tardy.
Please review this short video for general traffic patterns and arrival tips.
Morning Care, Band and Chorus Drop Off
Special drop off procedures are in place for students who arrive early for before school activities including Morning Care, Band or Chorus. The specific arrival instructions for these activities are as follows:
- 7:30 am – 8:00: Any students arriving for Morning Care, Band or Chorus will pull all the way around the building to the stop sign/flag pole at the front door. BFCCPS Morning Care staff will be on hand to supervise drop off.
- 8:00- 8:15: Students in Morning Care will get dropped off at the drop off zone along the back edge of the courtyard. Students in Grades Six through Eight are also arriving at this time. Morning Care staff will be on hand to walk students into the building. via the Kindergarten/Grade one wing.
- 8:15-8:45: Students in Kindergarten through Grade Three will need to be escorted by a parent/guardian into the building at this time. Please park your car and escort your student into morning care to sign in. Students in Grade Four and Five can be dropped off at the stop sign/flagpole area near the main office, they can sign themselves into Morning Care in the Learning Commons. Students in Grades Six through Eight who arrive at this time are tardy. They must sign into the office and receive a tardy pass before heading to class.
Tardy Sign in Process
Any student who arrives tardy will need to sign in at the Central Office, will be marked as tardy and will receive a pass to head to class. Please review the Parent/Student handbook for complete details on our tardy and absence policy.
All students in Kindergarten through Grade Eight are dismissed at 3:05 pm.
Only buses are permitted to park at the front of the building. All car traffic should enter via the right hand side of the driveway and proceed around the back of the building.
Please note that the car line may not enter BFCCPS until 2:50 pm. Any parents/guardians arriving before 2:50 should wait on Financial Park Drive on the far right hand side of the street with their hazard lights on. Employees of our afterschool program will be arriving at this time and will need access to the premises.
Starting at 2:50 pm please drive single file up the right hand side of the driveway. Once you reach the right hand corner of the building parents/guardians can begin two lines. It is important to note that students may be returning from the fields during this time. Please proceed with extreme caution at all times.
The car line pickup zone is along the back edge of the courtyard along the full length of the building. Please park your car and turn off the ignition since idling while on the property is not permitted. Place the provided BFCCPS family name tag on your dashboard.
BFCCPS faculty and staff will supervise students in the courtyard during carline pickup. Students will be called to their cars in groups and escorted to the pickup zone. Our staff will direct you when all cars in the pickup zone have been loaded and it is safe to pull forward. As the second wave of cars move into the pickup zone we will repeat the process until no cars remain in the pickup line.
BFCCPS will not offer Courtyard pickup this year. Any student who is not registered for Afterschool Care or riding a bus home will need to be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee in the car line. If you’d like to “park and play” you may do so after picking up your student in the car line. The BFCCPS playgrounds will be open till 3:45 to parents and students; thereafter students enrolled in the BFCCPS After School program will have exclusive use of the playgrounds.
Please exercise caution at both of the cross walks on the property. There is a stop sign at the front corner of the building. Car traffic must yield to buses exiting the bus loading/unloading area. When exiting the property car traffic must take a right hand turn onto Financial Park, only bus traffic may exit using the gated access to Grove Street.