About Us

Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School proudly opened our doors in 2009. In 2008 our elementary charter was granted by the School Reform Commission and a team of gifted educators and community stakeholders quickly went to work on designing the school that we are all so proud to call home.

During our first two years of operation we offered a world-class education to 300 students in grades 3, 4 and 5 at our high school campus. In 2010 we added an addition 100 students to offer 3rd through 6th grade opportunities. During these two years we were building our forever home in the heart of the Bridesburg community at 4259 Richmond Street. During these two years the Franklin Towne Administration and Board of Directors transformed an abandoned and dangerous lot and turned it into a state-of-the-art educational facility that offers opportunities to over 900 students in grades Kindergarten through 8th.

Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School's mission is, "to establish a HAPPY and NURTURING environment that both promotes and cultivates a positive learning experience for our children. By involving staff, students, and parents we plan to create a challenging and supportive school where our students can learn and grow.' Through the hard work and dedication of our students, staff, parents, community partners, administration and Board of Directors FTCE has established itself as one of the premiere educational facilities in the city.

Metro Newspaper
"The 5 best Philly Charter Schools"

On Niche we are routinely ranked as one of the best elementary schools in Pennsylvania. 

Grades: K-8
Location: 4259 Richmond St.
Website: es.franklintowne.org 

"Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School is honestly the best school a parent and child could ask for! This year with Mr. Rodgers as the CEO, things have been so much better! My daughter was struggling because she started kindergarten when the students went virtual and once she transferred to FTCES, she has learned so much and also had fun while doing it. I couldn’t thank this school staff enough for all that they do, from the teachers to the front desk. Everyone is amazing! I love everything about FTCES and I cannot wait until my youngest is enrolled."