About Us

Founded in 1995, Benjamin Franklin Charter School was one of Arizona’s first charter schools and has been “Educating Arizona...One Student at a Time”™ ever since. Our mission is to offer a well-rounded education with proven superior academics, exceptional programs, time-honored values, and a high level of parental participation.
We have three elementary (K-6) campuses and one JH/HS Campus located in Arizona’s East Valley. Our campuses rank within the top 10% of Arizona’s 445 districts. We offer our students not only a world class education, but also extracurricular activities, fine-arts programs, and athletic programs.

We believe that learning, hard work, and fun are not mutually exclusive and that learning should be a joyful and exciting endeavor, especially for children.

Mission & Vision

Visit our Mission & Vision page to learn more

About Charter Schools

Students in the cafeteria enjoying lunch

What exactly is a charter school?

History & Philosophy

Learn about our organization's History and Philosophy

Testimonies

Hear from students, parents, and teachers!

Virtue Program

Courtyard at Benjamin Franklin High School, including American Flag

What is the Core Virtues Program, and why do we use it?

FAQ's

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Frequently Asked Questions about Benjamin Franklin Charter School

Gilbert Campus

Contact

1475 S Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: (480) 632-0722
Fax: (480) 632-8716
Attendance Hotline: (480) 664-1040

Administration & Office Staff

Principal: Diana Dana

Assistant Principal: Amanda Goodrich

Secretary: Danna Macdonald

Registrar: Holly Sorensen

Calendar

News

informational flyer for the Dell Member Purchase Program

We are a part of the Dell Member Purchase Program, which means that our families and staff have access to deals through Dell!