At a Glance

Nicole Lee | E-mail

Phone: 215-400-7570
Fax: 215-400-7571

Student Enrollment: 715

616 North 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

SEPTA Routes:
2, 23, 43, Broad St. Subway

Mission & Approach to Learning

Franklin Learning Center is an inclusive school community dedicated to providing a diverse student body with a rigorous and culturally responsive education that prepares students with the professional and social skills they need to be outstanding community members of the city, nation, and world.

Points of Pride

  • Middle States Accreditation
  • Title I Distinguished Reward Level School
  • State Level Distinction for Mock Trial
  • Competitive Cheerleading squad
  • National Finalists in HOSA Competitions
  • Nationally recognized, twice, as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Three state HOSA officers in the last five years
  • Only Medical Assisting program in City of Philadelphia
  • 4 Juniors and Seniors earned Seal of Biliteracy award 2022-2023 and 6 Juniors and Seniors earned Seal of Biliteracy in 2020-2021
  • The Flash FLC Newspaper-Emmy Award Winner
  • Members of National Honor Society
  • Student participants in All-City Choir, Orchestra and Band
  • Vocal music students perform during annual holiday events and special celebrations throughout the city and region
  • Musical Theater department perform two musicals each year one in the fall and one in the spring
  • Art department winners at the Philadelphia Sketch Club Art Show(2019,2021, and 2022)
  • Annual Dance performance
  • Winter Showcase for Music and Dance departments

What We Offer

Courses & Program Highlights

  • Approved CTE Programs:
    • Business Administration
    • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Advanced Placement Courses:
    • Biology
    • Calculus
    • Computer Science
    • English Language and Composition
    • English Literature and Composition
    • Physics
    • Statistics
    • Studio Art Drawing and Design
    • US History
    • US Government and Politics
  • Dual Enrollment Programs:
    • Arcadia University
    • Community College of Philadelphia
    • Harrisburg University
    • Temple University
  • School Programs:
    • Art
    • Computer Science
    • College Prep
    • Dance
    • Instrumental and Vocal Music (Non-music majors are offered the opportunity to participate in instrumental music lessons during and after school)
  • ELL:
    • One Full-Time Spanish Bi-lingual Counseling Assistant and One Part-Time French/African Languages Bi-Lingual Counseling Assistant (BCAs)
    • Rostered EL classes

Extracurricular Activities

  • ASAP Chess Club
  • Choir and Instrumental Music
  • FIRST Robotics
  • The Flash FLC—student-run news club
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • HOSA
  • Mock Trial
  • Musical Theater
  • National Honor Society
  • National Honor Society for Dance Arts
  • Red Cross Club
  • Science Fair Club
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook Club

Sports Teams

  • Badminton—Girls
  • Baseball
  • Basketball—Boys JV
  • Basketball—Girls and Boys Varsity
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country—Co-ed
  • Football—Varsity
  • Golf—Co-ed
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field—Co-ed
  • Volleyball—Girls and Boys Varsity
  • other sports may be available through partnerships with other schools


  • The Annenberg Science Symposium at Lankenau Hospital
  • Computer Business partnerships with Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Gift of Life Donor Program
  • Health Science Partnerships with Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Drexel University
  • Local Universities and Law Firms
  • Performing Arts Partnerships
  • Red Cross
  • Student Internships

Admission Criteria

  • Grades: As and Bs and two Cs
  • Attendance: 90%
  • Standardized Test: 50th Percentile in ELA or 50th Percentile in Math
  • Additional Requirements: Music and Dance: (1) Audition
    Art Majors: (1) Portfolio Presentation