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Welcome to Franklin Elementary School.

Franklin is one of six elementary schools in the Burlingame School District. We have more than 400 students, 16 classroom teachers, plus an expert team of specialists and additional staff.

Franklin was established in 1958, and is part of a thriving, vital community in the busy Bay Area. We have a wonderfully diverse student body, and a strong, supportive family network.


Franklin Elementary School is a very special place. We have wonderful students, a talented teaching staff, and a truly supportive community.  

The Franklin team prides itself on  being advocates, champions, and encouragers of our students. We strive to let our students know every day that they are valued and have a special place in Franklin’s community. The whole staff works hard to provide rigorous, relevant academic experiences which help our students build relationships and make real-world connections.

At Franklin we welcome parents' input and expertise and reach out often to hear what they have to say. Our aim is to make our school a place where students love to learn, teachers love to teach, and the whole community feels welcome and included.

Franklin Elementary school
Mrs. Jude Lawrence

Mrs. Jude Lawrence,  Principal

Nationality: English, born in Macclesfield, near Manchester in the north of England

Years in USA: >20

Family: Husband Christian, Daughter Ruby (College Sophomore, Daughter Elsa (Gap Year Student), Son James (9th grader), Dog Cosmo (2 years)

Education: Undergraduate degree at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, BA in Social and Political Science (1994)

Graduate degree at Open University, MA in English Literature (2005)

Teaching Credential through CalState Teach, CSU (2010)

Administrative Credential through San Mateo County Office of Education (2021)

Interests: Ballroom dancing, reading, cooking (vegan food a speciality), rugby, soccer, golf, travel