A Minnesota school unlike any other. For your child, who’s unlike any other.

As a leader in education for those with autism spectrum disorder and other learning differences, we deliver highly personalized, accredited K-12 education integrated with therapy support for each student.

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About Franklin Academy

We unlock potential so students can soar.

We can turn school from frustrating to fun.

From isolating to inclusive.

From a daily challenge to a daily delight.

From our low student-to-staff ratio and our after-school programs to our onsite therapy and our in-class behavior therapists, we provide the full range of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports to help students succeed — in the classroom and the community.
“Immediately I felt like I belonged there, more than I ever had in the district where I’d been for 10 years. The teachers were able to help me in ways I never experienced. I was challenged where I needed to be challenged and supported where I needed to be supported.”
– Student

Hear what students say about Franklin Academy

Hear firsthand how Franklin Academy unlocks potential for each student.


A Unique School for Unique Learners

Our school was founded by parents who knew their children were capable of more. They saw them struggling in traditional schools and knew there had to be a better way.

Since 2003, we have grown and evolved to continue improving how we teach neurodiverse students and unleash their full potential. Franklin Academy, as part of Franklin Center, provides a holistic approach to success in learning and in life for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or related learning differences.

1+1 Individual Paths to Sucess

Academic and social instruction is developed and administered by expertly trained staff, catering to the student’s developmental level and individual training needs.

Low Student/Staff Ratio
We provide an unmatched level of expert attention. Many of our teachers are certified in both general education and special education practices, making us uniquely effective.
300+ Exceptional Learners
We’ve educated over 300 students, helping them transition from academic stagnation and even regression to academic growth and personal empowerment.

Our Approach: Unlock. Empower. Soar.

Our focus is to unlock our student’s potential, empower their education and help them soar to new heights.

Unlock

Our faculty and staff believe that all students have potential. At Franklin Academy, we identify students’ needs and strengths so they develop self-awareness and self-regulation in order to unlock that potential.
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Empower

Through a balanced approach of academics, social/emotional, and life skills, our instruction builds the necessary relationship skills and executive functioning to excel inside and outside the classroom. With individualized attention, support, and accommodations, students are prepared and empowered to advance.

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Soar

Our faculty and staff believe that all students have potential. At Franklin Academy, we identify students’ needs and strengths so they develop self-awareness and self-regulation in order to unlock that potential.

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Take a personalized tour of our school and meet with our faculty to see if it’s the right fit for your family.

An accredited school of excellence

Franklin Academy is fully accredited through Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association and has received a prestigious “School of Excellence” award by the National Association of Special Education Teachers. Learn more about our accreditation.

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