Palm Beach Gardens Campus

***Governing Board Meeting***
The Florida Charter Foundation Board of Directors will meet on 10/20/16 at 6:00 pm
Franklin Academy - Pembroke Pines Middle School/High School Campus

Our spacious 10 acre campus is located at 5651 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Our newly constructed 81,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility includes specialty rooms for music, art, computer labs, large multipurpose room as well as science labs and locker rooms. Franklin students enjoy a beautiful campus including a gymnasium and athletic fields with jogging paths and fitness stations located throughout the path. We provide separate age-appropriate play areas for younger grade levels.

Parent Service Information

K-12 Chess Championship at the Florida Panthers

Queen of Katwe Movie Night Fundraiser

Franklin Academy Administration

Principal - Ms. Ivy Benardo

Assistant Principal – Mrs. Stephanie Muzzillo

Assistant Principal – Mrs. Margaret Ellis

Director of School Operations – Mr. Brian Jones


Phone: (561) 348-2525
Fax: (561) 775-1899

Mailing Address
5651 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

School Hours2016-17 School Hours

K - 5th:7:45 AM - 2:30 PM
6th - 8th:8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Office Hours:9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sibling Link

Students enrolled in grades K-5 who have a sibling enrolled in grades 6-8 will be permitted to remain on campus in a supervised environment until their sibling is dismissed at 3:30 PM. Additionally, 6th through 8th grade students who have siblings in grades K-5 may arrive on campus beginning at 7:15 AM with their K-5 sibling. This is a no-cost service to our families.

Parent Newsletter Parent Newsletters

School Supplies 2016-2017 School Supplies

To order Supplies online (pdf)
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Middle School

School Supplies 2016-2017 Summer Reading

K Reading List
K-2 Fiction Writing Organizer
K-2 Nonfiction Graphic Organizer
1-2 Reading List
3-4 Reading List
3-5 Creative Responses to Literature
3-8 Book Report
5 Reading List
Summer Reading Assignment Directions (k-5)
6-8 Summer Reading List Suggestions
6-8 Creative Responses to Literature
Middle School Summer Reading Directions

Lunch MenuLunch/Breakfast Menu

Whats on the menu?

2016-2017 Free/Reduced Lunch - Instructions and Application

Franklin Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing will be available for those that meet the guidelines. Apply Now!

Free & Reduced Lunch Letter to Parents
Libre y Reducido Aplicación - Español

Transportation Requests

Once your child has been accepted to Franklin Academy, you may request bus transportation. Transportation requests can be submitted directly to the bus company by using the following website.

Families must re-apply for bus transportation at the end of each school year. For the 2016-2017 school year, families have from March 30, 2016 to June 30, 2016 to apply or re-apply each of their students for bus transportation. Any applications received after June 30, 2016 will be placed on the closest existing bus stop when possible. Please enter your home address only. When bus passes are assigned, a bus pass will be emailed. Bus passes for students registered before June 30, 2016 will be emailed two weeks before the start of school. Bus stops are subject to change from year-to-year.


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Scheduled Events

PTO Upcoming Activities
Additional information on PTO service hour opportunities and the following can be found at

9/7@ 6:00 p.m. General Meeting Potluck (Service Hour, Additional Off Campus Service Hour Opportunities)

All Year - Adopt Out!! This includes adopt-a-class funds for your teachers
Early October - Yankee Candle Sale (Only catalog sale of the year) Early November - Holiday Pie Sale - Let us do your baking for you! Great prizes for top sellers (details coming soon)

9/23 - Spirit Night at Legacy Place (Five Guys and Gelato Grotto)
10/29 - Fall Festival
12/7 - Barnes & Noble Spirit Night
12/17 - Holidays Around the World Winter Fair
1/21 - First Ever Franklin Patriot Gala

Applications continue to be accepted for all grade levels.


After School Care

After care services will be provided by After School Connections (