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Overall
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New Foundations Charter School: K-8 Campus
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Overall
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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 LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List SizeOver 4,000 students
  • Enrollment717
  • PrincipalMs. Shira Woolf-Cohen
  • Phone Number215-624-8100
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (84)
  • Address 8001 Torresdale Avenue
    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 of 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

Focus on college and career development. Nationally recognized service-learning program. Caring School Community model. Junior National Honor Society. Growing athletic department. Community garden. Strong after-school and summer programs.

Focus on college and career development. Nationally recognized service-learning program. Caring School Community model. Junior National Honor Society. Growing athletic department. Community garden. Strong after-school and summer programs.

Admissions Policy

NFCS runs on a public lottery system. An application must be filled out through Apply Philly Charter.

NFCS runs on a public lottery system. An application must be filled out through Apply Philly Charter.

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.

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.

Accreditations & Honors

NFCS received a variety of awards and designations based on community and school based projects. Some of these includes Lowe's Toolbox for Education, 21st Century Community Learning Center, Pro-Wellness capacity building initiatives, Fresh Fruits...

NFCS received a variety of awards and designations based on community and school based projects. Some of these includes Lowe's Toolbox for Education, 21st Century Community Learning Center, Pro-Wellness capacity building initiatives, Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program, Service Learning School of Success, and Farm to School Network partner

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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%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
66
1st Grade Students
73
2nd Grade Students
76
3rd Grade Students
78
4th Grade Students
78
5th Grade Students
81
6th Grade Students
82
7th Grade Students
84
8th Grade Students
99
Total Students
717

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Choir,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Baseball,
  • Cheerleading

Electives

All K-8 students get to choose an elective for Friday afternoons.

All K-8 students get to choose an elective for Friday afternoons.

Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish

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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