Chancellor Stephen Spahn announces Franklin School Virtual Open House


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chancellor Stephen Spahn — the longest-serving head of an independent school in the U.S. — announces the creation of Franklin School, a new high school with a unique approach: to engage students actively in their own learning through a flexible, cutting-edge curriculum designed to educate innovators and socially responsible global leaders.

Franklin is transforming the private school experience that is rooted in three generations  of educational innovation and excellence including Dwight School,  a global network. With the launch of Franklin, its innovative approach and academically rigorous curriculum is enriched by both local culture and global perspectives. Emphasizing critical and design thinking through applied learning, students have time to pursue their own interests through online courses and programs beyond the classroom. A Franklin education includes:

  • Design and tech classes in a state-of-the-art Maker Space

  • Industry-specific micro-courses, enabling students to explore career interests early

  • AP courses for college-readiness and credit

  • Community-based service programs within and around Jersey City

  • Internships

  • Global collaborations with peer schools worldwide

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