The Ben Franklin Academy

Electives


Electives

Would you like to learn to play the cello? Or maybe try jazz piano? Ever wanted to write a novel, or your own movie? Maybe you're tired of playing video games, and you'd like to try your hand at designing them. Perhaps you want to explore world religions, learn how to make jewelry, or take up Chinese. Or you'd like to work in a theater program that has sent graduates to the most prestigious undergraduate drama programs in the country.

BFA Teacher with StudentWhatever your passion, whatever new thing you'd like to try, chances are you'll find an opportunity to explore it here at BFA. For a school with relatively few students, we offer an incredible array of electives. We want to see our students enrolled in engaging, challenging, enjoyable elective courses while they are studying here. We've found that when students are encouraged to follow their passions, wherever they may lead, they turn into more focused math students, more perceptive readers and writers, and more inquisitive scientists. They also turn into students who are eager to get up in the morning and come to school.

Some of our popular electives are described in more detail below. Click here for a complete list of all electives currently available. For Arts, Drama, and Music at BFA, please click the following links for more information: ARTS, DRAMA, MUSIC.