• Information for Families

    Overview

    Franklin School is a diverse and dynamic learning community comprised of 435 students in grades K-5. Each spring the Franklin community gathers to celebrate the rich fabric of our many cultures by hosting a multicultural night. Families pull out all the stops preparing a multicultural feast reflective of our many countries of origin and families create informational booths allowing children to virtually visit nations around the world. The Franklin PTO has just provided a brand new playground which creates an ideal outdoor setting for children to get physical exercise and socialize with their peers. Additionally, the Franklin School hosts the Plowshares after school program on its campus.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is rotation?


    Rotation, also sometimes referred to as TAP, is the Thursday afternoon program in the Newton Public Schools. Every eight weeks each grade level receives an afternoon of instruction in physical education, music, library and/or art. This allows special subject teachers time to engage in projects that they may not be able to do in the regular week. This also creates time for grade level teachers to come together for professional development.

    What is the music program like at Franklin School?


    All children in all grades receive weekly music instruction with a certified music teacher. Additionally, third graders are taught to play recorder. In fourth grade students are offered instrumental music lessons during the school day. In fourth and fifth grade children receive one 30 minute music lesson per week and participate in a grade-level chorus. Fifth graders are also provided the opportunity to participate in band or string ensemble.