Benjamin Franklin Elementary School | International Foreign Language Academy

  • Address: 1610 Lake Street, Glendale, CA 91201
    Phone: (818) 243-1809

    Dr. Nancy Hong
    FLAG Coordinator
    Email Dr. Hong

  • About Our School

    At Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, students in kindergarten through 6th grade are engaged in a rigorous academic program and provided the opportunity to build cultural awareness, and develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both English and the target language: French, German, Italian, or Spanish.

    Students participate in a research-based, 90/10 FLAG dual immersion program. Instructional practices which support high achievement for all students include cooperative learning, differentiated instruction, flexible grouping, and team teaching. Students who begin in kindergarten should develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both English and the target language by the end of 6th grade.

  • Clark Magnet High School and GUSD Elementary and Middle Magnet Schools require an application.

    Students are selected each year by a random lottery.

    • The lottery window for the 2019-2020 school year is closed.
    • The application window for the 2020-2021 Elementary Magnet and FLAG Programs and Roosevelt STEAM Academy is November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020. The lottery drawing will be held on February 12, 2020 at 10:00 am at the district office.
    • Clark Magnet High School Application window is January 11, 2020 - January 31, 2020. The lottery drawing will be conducted on March 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Board Room of the Glendale Unified School District. Parents must submit their acceptance online no later than March 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
    • Only eligible applications submitted during the application window will be included in the 2020-2021 lottery. All late applicants will be placed on a waiting list.


    To apply for one of GUSD's magnet schools, visit GUSDMagnetandFlag.com