Young Benjamin Franklin attended Mr. George Brownell's school to study arithmetic and writing. Franklin attended this school from the age of 8 until 10 years old.
At the age of 10, Benjamin Franklin left the school and worked with his father in a candle shop. He had no further grammar school education. When Ben was older, he attended Boston Latin School but did not graduate. When Franklin was 12 years old, he became an apprentice in his brother James' printing shop. Franklin had no formal education as an adult, and received the majority of his education from the reading of books.