The Lifelong Learning Institute strives to meet the dynamic needs of our community by providing area residents of all ages with high-quality extended day child care, music lessons, and enrichment programs in an affordable and safe environment.

What is the Lifelong Learning Institute?

The Lifelong Learning Institute is the community education branch of the Franklin Public Schools in Franklin, MA. Lifelong Learning provides educational experiences for Franklin residents (and those from surrounding towns) from pre-school through retirement and beyond. This all-encompassing mission is accomplished through the efforts of dedicated employees of the Franklin Public Schools and is supplemented with the talents of a number of our "friends in education" who partner and collaborate with us. The Lifelong Learning Institute is a fully functioning part of the Franklin Public Schools and has been in existence since the fall of 1998.

Schools are among the greatest resources a community has to offer its residents. In Franklin, the Lifelong Learning Institute provides opportunities for Town residents (and those from surrounding towns), who may or may not have school-aged children, to access a level of educational support, a sense of belonging, and a feeling of ownership, while simultaneously enjoying a quality learning experience.

 The programs of Lifelong Learning include:

  • Lifelong Community Learning: Arts & Crafts, Lifestyle & Culture, Exercise & Wellness, Team Sports, Workshops & Special Events, Online Learning, and Kids' Corner (grades K-8)
  • Solutions Extended Day: Before & After School Program and Summer Adventure
  • Lifelong Music Academy: Private Music Lessons, The String School of Franklin, The Band School of Franklin, The Chorus School of Franklin, and Summer Music 
  • Summer Program: Ready.Set.Kindergarten!, STAR Program, Summer Art, Summer STEM, High School Experience, and Preparing for College