Frankford High School 9-12

Michael Calderone

Oxford Ave. & Wakeling St.
Philadelphia PA 19124
Phone: 215-537-2519

Frankford High School will be a collaborative setting engaging all stakeholders in an inspirational and respectful learning environment that prepares students to be productive global citizens.

Frankford High School



Frankford NAC Event

Please see the following about the upcoming Frankford NAC event.

Michael J. Calderone, Principal

About Our Principal:


Mr. Calderone spent the 8 years prior to becoming principal of Frankford High School as the principal of Harding Middle School, our largest feeder school. Prior to arriving at Harding he was a teacher and a Dean of Students at James Dobson School in Manayunk.


Principal Calderone received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University and Master's Degree in Education from Cabrini College. He is currently a doctoral candidate at St. Joseph's University and plans to earn this degree in May of 2017.

Message from the Principal

Good Evening Parents and Guardians,


I am reaching out to you to ask that you remind our students that this WednesdayOctober 19th, we are administering the SAT to all Seniors and the PSAT to all underclassmen.


I am specifically asking for your help in making sure our students are in school earlier than usual this Wednesday. As such, we will be opening our doors at 7:15 instead of 7:30 to ensure all students are seated and ready to begin by 8:15.


Just a reminder to parents of Seniors that all Seniors must take the SAT as a requirement to participate in the Senior Prom and the graduation ceremony itself. Students arriving late will not be able to take the SAT as there are very stringent requirements and procedures. Please make sure that all Seniors have photo ID with them, their student ID is sufficient.


Thank you in advance for your support.

Michael J. Calderone, Principal
Frankford High School
5000 Oxford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Need to register?

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION: 9-11 am only. Please enter through the main entrance on Oxford Avenue.

Click Here for the documents that you need to bring with you.


School Uniform

Our school uniform consists of red, blue or gold Frankford High School shirt with black or tan pants or skirts (knee length) for all 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.


All 9th graders must wear the gray Frankford golf shirt with black or tan pants/skirts. School shirts and gym uniforms must be purchased in the Frankford High School store.


School shirts are available for $10 a piece. Jeans or denim of any kind are not permitted to be worn as part of the school uniform.


Frankford High School Receives a $500,000 Grant

Frankford High School received a $500,000 check from AT&T. The money will support a new initiative designed to identify students at risk of eventually dropping out and bombard those students with extra support.

The program is called Diplomas Now and actually emerged out of research conducted right here in Philadelphia (more on that later). Today Diplomas Now operates in 29 schools across 13 cities. Philadelphia now has two of those schools: Frankford and Grover Washington Middle School.

 - Newsworks  

Each student at Frankford is required to have the following list of supplies. Some of these supplies will need to be replenished on an “as needed basis” through the year. The supplies are:


  • 1 three-inch binder (any color is fine)
  • 1 pack of binder divider tabs 
  • 1 glue stick
  • I pack of colored pencils
  • 1 pack of wide rule loose-leaf paper (needs to be 3-hole punched and will need to be replenished during the year)
  • 1 three-ring pencil case (to attach inside the binder)
  • 2 highlighters (any color)
  • 5 pens (blue or black ink only)
  • 5 pencils
  • 1 red pen
  • 1 portable USB flash drive 
  • Agenda book/weekly calendar
  • 2 spiral notebooks (3-hole punched)
  • 1 small pencil sharpener (that will fit into the pencil case)



School Calendar at a Glance

September 2016
  • 9/2 - New Student Orientation 9am
  • 9/7 - First Day of School
  • 9/21 - Back to School Night 5:30pm 
  • 9/29 - 2017/18 School Selection Process Begins 
  • 9/30 - No School 
October 2016
  • 10/3 - No School - Rosh Hashanah
  • 10/4 - No School - Rosh Hashanah
  • 10/12 - No School - Yom Kippur
  • 10/19 - PSAT Exams


Points of Pride

Points of Pride 

Home of the Champions
  • CHEERLEADERS - 10 consecutive years - First place!
  • 18 other Athletic / Sports Programs
  • White Williams Scholars
  • National Honor Society 
  • AP Classes and Honors Classes Offered
  • Saturday Credit Recovery and Grade Improvement
  • Culinary Arts Program
  • Robotics Club

Red Cross Twinkle Star Scholarship 2011-2012          

Documentary - “Pressure Cooker”

6 ABC News:

03/30/2010 - Cooking Teacher Gets Rachael Ray Surprise

Parent Survey

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