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Originally constructed in 1969, Ben Franklin is situated in a Southeast Rochester neighborhood and serves approximately 675 students in grades K-5.Our students are grouped in classrooms under the Total School Cluster Grouping model, a specific, research-based, total-school application of cluster grouping combined with differentiation, focused on meeting the needs of students while also improving teaching, learning, and achievement of all students. 

Franklin Elementary is also home to the Montessori at Franklin District-Wide School, or a school within a school. The Montessori approach to education embraces individualized instruction for children, mixed-age groupings, a structured curriculum, and a prepared environment using specialized Montessori teaching materials.


Get Connected.

Franklin works hard to keep you informed.

Invest in the future.

Our school works in many ways to better our community and our students.

Technology in the Classroom.

Technology is integrated into our curriculum to help prepare our students for their future. 

Montessori at Franklin.

Franklin Elementary is also home to the Montessori at Franklin District-Wide School.

Learning Beyond the Classroom.

Franklin offers learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom with sports, clubs, and fine arts opportunities for students.

Encouraging students.

Students open up to learn in and out of the classroom.

We hope you are all just as excited as we are to work together to offer encouragement and support for your child during this school year, and as a result see academic and social growth in your child.

We believe that a strong partnership between families and staff is essential to inspire, challenge and empower our students. We need your support to assist your child in attending school regularly and on time. We invite you to play an active role in your child’s education. Ask questions, come to events and show your child that school and learning are the keys to success! 

Contact Us

1801 9th Avenue SE,
Rochester, MN 55904

Sam Pearson | Email

Assistant Principal:
Jill Ryan | Email

Assistant Principal:
Tom Olson | Email

Main Office: (507) 328-3300
Attendance Line: (507) 328-3301
Nurse: (507) 328-3251

Office Manager: 
Kelly Kranz| (507) 328-3300

Sherri Crowley | (507) 328-3300