Asking students if they’re ready to reimagine high school, Franklin, a visionary new school in Jersey City’s Newport section, is ready to welcome its first students this fall. Founded by the family who spearheaded the Dwight Schools network in New York and globally for three generations, Franklin is on the forefront of education. 

“As technology and the working world continue to change at a furious pace, we must prepare students for the future,” says William Campbell, Head of Franklin School. “We must develop their knowledge, competencies, and skills to thrive in the most dynamic environments. Franklin combines world-class academics with real-world readiness to educate innovators and socially responsible global leaders who will succeed in whatever they choose and make a difference in the world.” 

Franklin provides high schoolers with numerous learning opportunities to develop problem-solving skills, the resilience of entrepreneurs, and the mindset of innovators. “When our students graduate, they’ll not only have a rigorous education, they’ll also have the ability to take their ideas and turn them into a reality, empowering them to have agency over their future,” Campbell says.


Franklin School has created an environment designed to foster curiosity and cultivate a learning culture that incorporates purposeful hands-on experiences. In addition to a challenging core curriculum and AP courses, there are many micro-courses and electives taught by industry leaders. Franklin also features a state-of-the-art makerspace, where students will apply their learning, innovate, and launch their own businesses or nonprofits in the Franklin Student Ventures incubator. 

Further distinguishing Franklin are pastoral and academic care programs, providing students with mentoring, social and emotional support and sustained skill development; college counseling beginning in ninth grade; and robust extracurriculars. Through a partnership with NJCU, students can also access state-of-the-art athletic facilities for training and competitions. 


Franklin may be the latest addition to the New Jersey educational landscape, but it continues a long legacy dating back to 1872 when its forefather school was founded in Manhattan. Proud of its esteemed history, the new Franklin is eager to educate the next generation of leaders. 

88 Town Square Pl., Jersey City

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