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Benjamin Franklin High School to Host Open House Oct. 19

Date: October 11th, 2023
Benjamin Franklin High School

NEW ORLEANS (October 5, 2023)  – Benjamin Franklin High School will hold its Admissions Open House on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and all interested families are invited to attend. 

Students, faculty, staff, and parents at Ben Franklin are excited to greet prospective students and their families from across New Orleans for an up-close look at the Ben Franklin experience.

The Open House event showcases Franklin’s breadth of classes and AP curriculum, offers student-led tours to meet teachers and participate in classroom demonstrations, and provides an overview of the testing and application process. In addition, guests can learn about the award-winning athletic teams; the wide variety of extracurricular activities, including more than 60 clubs; visual, theater, and media arts programs; the school’s partnership with NOCCA; and dual-enrollment opportunities with the University of New Orleans, Louisiana State University, and Loyola University.

“Our student ambassadors love the chance to show off the school and share their experiences while also learning more about prospective students and suggesting ways they can find their spark and thrive at Ben Franklin,” says Admissions Director Lynn Jenkins. “There is no better advertisement for our school than our exceptional and passionate students and teachers.”

Information about applying can be found on the school’s website at

For more information, please contact Eve Peyton at (504) 503-0062 or

About Benjamin Franklin High School

Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans’ most outstanding public charter school, has been preparing students for success through academic  achievement since its founding in 1957. Consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and Business Week, Ben Franklin is repeatedly named a National Blue Ribbon School, most recently in 2021, and produces Presidential and National Merit Scholars each year. The exceptional students,  faculty, and staff at Ben Franklin are the best and the brightest in New Orleans. For more information, please visit

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