BFA School Schedule and Dress Code

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Ben Franklin Academy students in the Work-Study program can attend either the Morning or Afternoon sessions. 

Learn more about the Work Study Program here.


2022-2023 School Schedules

2022-2023 BFA Dress Code


The BFA Dress Code is worn in all programs – Morning, Afternoon, and Longer Day Options. Students must wear clothing that is clean and appropriate and follow the Dress Code below.

Students are encouraged to ask teachers about the acceptability of prospective items of dress before wearing those items to school. Students with inappropriate clothing will be asked to wear a school shirt, call a parent to bring appropriate clothing, and/or sit with the advisor for the day. Repeated violations of the dress code will be considered an infraction of the Second Rule: Do what teachers and staff ask you to do. All students sign an agreement with the Head of School upon enrolling in the school in which they promise to comply with the Four Rules, the Work-Study Requirement and the Dress Code. Non-compliance with this Dress Code Agreement calls into question the privilege of students to remain in the school.

Shirts/ Blouses/ Tops/



Students must wear a shirt that is not a tank top, a halter top, a blouse with spaghetti or narrow straps, or a revealing blouse. Blouses and shirts must reach the waist or below – no crop-tops. Shirts and tops should not be torn, ragged or have mesh inserts. Chests and backs must be covered. Clothing must cover undergarments. All clothing, including masks and other accessories, should be free of lettering, messages, and images except for the manufacturer's name or logo, names of colleges, and/or sports teams. Final discretion regarding appropriate content is left to the faculty/staff.


Skirts/ Dresses:

Pants, shorts, skirts, and dresses may be mended but should not be torn, ragged nor have mesh inserts. Leggings and jeggings may only be worn with a tunic top, skirt, or dress that extends to mid-thigh. Pants, shorts, skirts, or dresses must extend to mid-thigh as well.
Shoes: Students must wear shoes. Sandals other than flip-flops are acceptable. Any closed shoes except bedroom shoes and bedroom slippers are acceptable.
Other: Appropriate jackets or sweaters may be worn as needed. Hoods may not be worn on the head in the classroom. NO PAJAMAS ARE TO BE WORN AT ANY TIME.