About Franklin School

  • Franklin School is one of four elementary schools in the Roxbury Township School District, located in the central part of Morris County. The school serves about 310 students in grades Kindergarten through Four. The students, staff, and parents work together as a school community to enable each child to reach his or her individual potential. The goal is to create a warm, safe environment that fosters the development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Additionally, the staff of dedicated teachers continually utilize best practices to differentiate instruction for students.

    Instruction at Franklin School is differentiated to meet the individual needs of all learners. Teachers work collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities and develop lesson plans based upon individual student needs, talents, abilities, and preferred learning styles. In addition, teachers strive to utilize technology as an effective teaching tool in order to prepare Franklin students to become 21st-century learners. Social-Emotional Learning, Wellness, and Mindfulness activities are also woven into daily classroom activities, and teachers utilize these activities to enhance student learning and address students' emotional needs.

    Franklin families are supportive and involved in the education of their children. The Franklin PTA keeps families informed and provides a number of enriching activities for students.

    Students have a number of activities they can get involved with while at Franklin School. The Early Act Club is sponsored by the local Rotary, and they often organize service projects school-wide, such as food and clothing drives to benefit the community. The Early Act Club also helps to maintain the Outdoor Classroom by weeding and raking leaves. Franklin School is fortunate to have a terrific Outdoor Classroom. It provides a natural setting where classes can connect with nature, observe birds feeding and plants that attract butterflies.

    Events such as Back-to-School Night, Parent/Teacher Conferences, and American Education Week Open House are always well attended. In addition, many parents volunteer their time in various ways such as assisting in classrooms and the Media Center.

    The staff, parents/guardians, and families at Franklin School work together to provide the best education for the students!

    The principal of Franklin Elementary School is Mr. Brian Hamer.