BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL. WHY THIS NAME?
In 1986 a group of parents founded a new school in Barcelona. Their vision was of a school which embraced the best American education within an international environment that would promote tolerance, innovation and open-mindedness, and where students from all nationalities could grow and learn, both from an academic and a human perspective. Having given great thought to their school’s name, they agreed on Benjamin Franklin, recognizing his enormous contributions to American education, his innovative ideas, and his inventions.
Benjamin Franklin was a man ahead of his time and considered by many to be “the wisest man of America”. He was a great statesman, diplomat, scientist, inventor, writer, philosopher, publicist, the first US Ambassador to France, and one of the most loved civil servants in the United States history. He was a legacy of prudence, common sense, and honesty, qualities everyone sought for the BFIS community.
As one of the leading figures of early American history, there are many websites about Benjamin Franklin. Here below there are just a few: