Ben Franklin School


Today is a new day.
A day that I promise to respect myself,
others, and my school.
Learn all that I can.
Be responsible for myself,
practice patience and peace,
and make good choices. 
A day that I will do my best.

Ben Franklin School
1205 North Sixth Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
717-703-1215 (fax)
Mr. Will Towson
Assistant Principal:
Mr. James Patrick Newton




  • Attention parents of students entering 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade for the 2015-16 School Year: The application window for Marshall Math Science Academy is now open until February 23, 2015.

    Interested parents and students can learn more information about the program and  should complete the application. Parents upon completing the application please contact your student’s teacher to request that they complete the teacher recommendation form. Pleases note: There is limited spots for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

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  • 2014-2015 Weather Emergency Make Up Day:  May 29, 2015 Due to the cancellation of school on January 26, 2015, school will now be in session on Friday, May 29, 2015, for all students, faculty and staff. Please plan accordingly.
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  • id

    In an effort to maintain safety and security, effective Monday, January 26, 2015 the administration building is requiring all visitors to present photo ID at the front desk.

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  • parent
    See Kindergarten Parent Workshops Flyer for details on the October 9, 2014, Feb 5, 2015 and March 9, 2015 workshops.
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  • classroom
    Adopt a Harrisburg Classroom: Opportunities for Businesses, Faith Communities and Individuals to adopt one of 133 Kindergarten-4th grade classrooms. See the overview of the program and application.
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