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Our proud mascot is the Tiger! And we’re proud to announce that we’re offering our Tigers the finest athletic facilities through our partnership with New Jersey City University (NJCU).

An NCAA Division III powerhouse, NJCU will become the base for Franklin scholar-athletes’ training, practice, and home game competitions.

A Game-Changer

The NJCU facilities are simply unparalleled for a high school and we’re roaring with excitement!

NJCU is located in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City — just a short bus ride away from our campus in Newport. In addition to its robust academic programs, NJCU is the largest member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference with 21 varsity athletic programs. The School’s facilities include the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center, the 72,000-square foot home of the Gothic Knights, and The Thomas M. Gerrity Athletic Complex with its centerpiece Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.

"Our focus on providing the best academic, co-curricular, and athletic programs has been further enhanced by our exciting partnership with NJCU,” says William Campbell, our Head of School. “We are delighted to partner with an educational institution that values and understands the importance of sports, camaraderie, and teamwork in the physical, social, and emotional growth of students. Additionally, we share a core commitment to contributing to our vibrant Jersey City community through service, as well as innovative partnerships that maximize resources for all.”

Franklin Tigers will pursue their passions for sports and develop their skills utilizing the following NJCU facilities:

  • 2,000-seat basketball and volleyball arena

  • 25-yard swimming and diving pool

  • Soccer field and 3,000-seat stadium

  • Elevated track 

  • Fully-equipped exercise and fitness center

"Our priority for Franklin’s athletic programs is the growth of athletes as individuals and competitors. Focusing on the development and stacking of skills creates powerful results, and we’re fortunate to be able to do that at one of the best facilities available to any high school in the Northeast,” says Jason Rowley, Director of Strategic Operations, who has expanded Franklin’s community collaborations. “Having a great facility inspires students and demonstrates our commitment to building an excellent athletic program in which fitness, athleticism, leadership, and teamwork will help to bolster confidence and life skills.”

All Franklin students will have access to the NJCU facilities. Our athletic programs next year will include:

  • Basketball (boys and girls)

  • Soccer (boys and girls)

  • Swimming (co-ed)

  • Volleyball (boys and girls)

  • Track and field (co-ed)

These programs are open to all Franklin students who want to practice or participate regardless of their playing status.

Get the Ball Rolling and Dive into Franklin Athletics with Us!


Franklin’s basketball program will launch on Sunday, June 5, with an expo open to students in grades 7-10 from 12-3 pm, at NJCU’s John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center. 

Renowned coaches and former players will take participants through a series of basketball drills and stations, and then they’ll have the opportunity to play. Families will have the opportunity to tour the NJCU athletic facilities, as well as to meet our team and fellow Franklin families. Spots are limited and available by reservation only. 

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