The Ben Franklin Academy


"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination."

- John Dewey

BFA Science Periodic TableIn the elementary grades, science classes are the ones that often ignite a child’s love of learning through hands-on, real world experiments and an ability to explain the world in new ways. Too often, this spark is extinguished in high school courses, where students can come to think of the sciences as nothing more than lists of dry equations. At BFA, we haven’t forgotten what it was like the first time we learned to distinguish different plants by their leaf patterns, or the thrill of watching chemicals react before our eyes, or the moment we really understood how gravity works. Our science teachers are experts at getting students to experience the joys of discovery, whether in introductory core courses and labs, or in the many challenging Advanced Placement science courses we offer.