Ben Franklin Academy


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As an innovative independent college preparatory high school for teens fourteen to eighteen, Benjamin Franklin Academy provides students with a challenging individualized college preparatory curriculum within a caring community of learners.

BFA features a mastery learning approach and has three program options: work-study, longer day, and ESL (English as a second language). BFA offers twenty-five honors and nineteen AP courses; applied music, art, and drama programs; three sports; and a variety of clubs and activities.

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The school works to understand each student’s unique needs, interests, and learning style, developing strategies to meet those needs.

BFA also offers rolling admissions, accelerated and catch-up work, as well as joint enrollment with colleges and universities in the Atlanta area. For more info, visit BFA online or contact BFA for a tour at their 752 Houston Mill Road NE address, which houses their administrative offices.

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Grades 9–12

Total number of students 125

Founded 1987

Students of color 12%

Average class size individualized instruction; 3:1 student-teacher ratio

Religious affiliation none

Seniors with National Merit recognition data NA

Language(s) offered Mandarin, French, German, classical Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Annual tuition $25,500 – 34,500

Students receiving financial aid 15%

Class size expands in 9, 10

Uniform no

Bus transportation no

Teacher retention rate 95% (last 3 years)

Number of AP courses offered 19

Students scoring 3+ on AP exams data NA

Varsity sports cross-country, golf, Ultimate

Division GHSA class A

Number of art studios 1

High school theater productions per year 2

Musical ensembles 1

Annual applications per opening 3