“The goal of early care and education is to create possibilities for each child to discover his/her gifts and talents. The goal of a teacher is to recognize and enhance the child’s uniqueness. The Franklin School is designed to do just that.” – Dr. Nur Tanyel, USC-Upstate

Enrollment Information

If you are interested in enrolling your child in The Franklin School, please read below and choose the program that fits the needs of your family.

If you are interested in a private-pay slot, for toddlers, twos, or three year olds please contact Tina Evans at vevans@1steps.org or call 864.586.7130. 

Priority Enrollment

The Franklin School is committed to a diverse community of students that reflects all of Spartanburg County. All children ages 6 weeks through age four are eligible for enrollment; however, priority will be given to children based on the following residential priorities.

  1. Northside resident
  2. Zoned for Cleveland Academy of Leadership
  3. City of Spartanburg resident
  4. Zoned for other District 7 schools
  5. Spartanburg County resident

Children who are eligible for Early Head Start, Head Start, or State-Funded 4K will enroll directly through those organizations.  See information about enrollment through those programs below.  Children not eligible for those programs, will enroll directly through The Franklin School.

Tuition will be set based on a market study of comparable child care programs in Spartanburg County.  A sliding scale will be available for families unable to afford full tuition.


Enrollment for the 4k classrooms at The Franklin School is now open. Please visit The Franklin School to pick up an application for the 2022- 2023 school year.

Early Head Start & Head Start

Eligibility Requirements for enrollment:

  • Proof of residency (must be a resident of Spartanburg County)

  • Proof of age (EHS – ages 0 – 3; HS age 3)

  • Proof of income from the prior calendar year and/or the past 12 months; (income must be below the Federal Poverty Guidelines unless child has a confirmed disability and is served by Baby Net or meets Part B disability eligibility)

  • Any child who is homeless or in foster care is eligible

Enrollment occurs year round and application completion must be in person.


Early Head Start:

Spartanburg County First Steps
900 South Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

(864) 327-4900

Head Start:

ZL Madden Head Start
459 W. Centennial Street
Spartanburg, SC29303

(864) 342-4700  

Click below to apply for 4K Program at The Franklin School.  

Interested in enrollment?

The Franklin School is committed to a diverse community of students that reflects all of Spartanburg County. Click below to learn more about our enrollment opportunities.

The Franklin School    100 Franklin Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29303, United States   864-586-7130