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New Foundations Charter School includes K-8 grades at the following location:
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Overall
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New Foundations Charter School: High School Campus
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size2000
  • Enrollment789
  • PrincipalMr. Charles Baltimore
  • Phone Number215-344-6410
  • School Emailcbaltimore@nfcs.k12.pa.us
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (84)
  • Address 4850 Rhawn Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19136
  • NeighborhoodHolmesburg
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

The mission of NFCS is to provide students with the academic, social and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high-achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The founders of NFCS will ensure a commitment to lifelong...

The mission of NFCS is to provide students with the academic, social and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high-achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The founders of NFCS will ensure a commitment to lifelong learning and achievement for all our students by creating an atmosphere of caring that pervades every aspect of school life and promotes attachment to and responsibility for all members of our school community.

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Points of Pride

Strong academics. Focus on college and career development. Nationally recognized service learning program. Caring School Community model. National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society. Full athletics program.. Community garden. Superior...

Strong academics. Focus on college and career development. Nationally recognized service learning program. Caring School Community model. National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society. Full athletics program.. Community garden. Superior climate and culture. Strong after-school and summer programs. High college acceptance and scholarship rates.

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Admissions Policy

NFCS runs on a public lottery system. An application must be completed online through Apply Philly Charter by the deadline. For more information, please see the Admissions page of our website.

NFCS runs on a public lottery system. An application must be completed online through Apply Philly Charter by the deadline. For more information, please see the Admissions page of our website.

Safety & Culture

NFCS is always reflecting and making strides to improve the learning environment at our school, including working with families, involving students in decision making and engaging the community in programs. We maintain one of the safest school...

NFCS is always reflecting and making strides to improve the learning environment at our school, including working with families, involving students in decision making and engaging the community in programs. We maintain one of the safest school environments among all regional schools.

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Accreditations & Honors

NFCS received a variety of awards and designations based on community- and school-based projects. Some of these includes K-12 Project Lead the Way School, Lowe's Toolbox for Education, 21st Century Community Learning Center, Pro-Wellness capacity...

NFCS received a variety of awards and designations based on community- and school-based projects. Some of these includes K-12 Project Lead the Way School, Lowe's Toolbox for Education, 21st Century Community Learning Center, Pro-Wellness capacity building initiatives, and Service Learning School of Success.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 14.6%
White 60.6%
Hispanic 18.6%
Asian 4.3%
Other 2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 53.7%
Male Students 46.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 9.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 63%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.7%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
220
10th Grade Students
220
11th Grade Students
173
12th Grade Students
176
Total Students
789

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 69%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • Chemistry,
  • Computer Science A,
  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • Physics B,
  • Psychology,
  • Spanish,
  • US History

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Computer Systems,
  • Graphic Communications,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Computer Technology,
  • Communication,
  • Engineering,
  • Information Systems,
  • Web Info,
  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Vocal,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group,
  • Literature,
  • Film,
  • Jazz,
  • Orchestra,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Tennis,
  • Cross Country,
  • Wrestling,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Field Hockey,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Lacrosse,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Girls Tennis,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball

Other Activities

Keystone test prep, internships, Service Learning Ambassadors and Mentors, student council, National Honors Society.

Keystone test prep, internships, Service Learning Ambassadors and Mentors, student council, National Honors Society.

Electives

A variety of Electives are provided as options for courses that qualifying students can sign up for, including Advanced Placement, Cyber Security, Engineering, Computer Science, Public Speaking, and Journalism.

A variety of Electives are provided as options for courses that qualifying students can sign up for, including Advanced Placement, Cyber Security, Engineering, Computer Science, Public Speaking, and Journalism.

Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish,
  • Other,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

All NFCS families are encouraged to provide 20 hours of service to the community for each students. These hours can be met through volunteering and participating in school related activities. There are many faculty and HSA sponsored family nights...

All NFCS families are encouraged to provide 20 hours of service to the community for each students. These hours can be met through volunteering and participating in school related activities. There are many faculty and HSA sponsored family nights related to social and academic topics. The High School is the home to a College and Career Family Resource Center.

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Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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