New Foundations Cs

8001 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 624-8100
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-10 570 students 18 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • New Foundations Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • New Foundations Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
73%
67%
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64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • New Foundations Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
77%
57%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • New Foundations Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
80%
85%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • New Foundations Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
76%
84%
80%
41%
60%
82%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • New Foundations Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Foundations Cs is a charter high school in Philadelphia. The principal of New Foundations Cs is Mr Paul Stadelberger. 570 students attend New Foundations Cs and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 61% of the 570 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at New Foundations Cs is 18:1. St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 69%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 15%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Multiracial 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I have been attending New Foundations Charter School for over 8 years now and can honestly say this is one of the best schools to be at. The teachers want to see you achieve and do their best to help you in any way. Is the school strict? Yes. If your child is getting detentions and such then that is on them for not behaving. It is far from the teacher's fault. The school has a friendly environment and many opportunities for the students this including academics and extracurricular.

  • (11 months ago)

    my boys have been attending nfcs . its a wonderful school. the school prepares them for whats to come. there is no reason i would ever remove my boys from this school. the teachers and faculty are amazing. I have no issues with this school.

  • (12 months ago)

    School is absolutely horrible. My son has sat in wet clothes in school because he wasnt sllowed to go to the bathroom. Report card says one thing but they say another. When I.ask the progress of my son everything is ok when really its not. His teacher rarely came through on what she said. In the end I pulled my son. They blamed his old school for not giving him the "proper foundation" they were going to hold him.back and fuse to pass him with the grades he has so when I.went to register him in another school hes going to the next grade. The only 3 people I liked were ms terry ms colligan and ms tiffany. Great communication with all 3 -)

  • (1 year ago)

    At firstvi was all excited then everything went down hill. My son was given paperwork to attend tutoring...its all a money thing! He had to attend both math and reading. Math he was excellent in but still needed to go but I pulled him. No.communication what do ever. I know im the parent and its my responsibility to keep up with my sons progress but if theres a pronlem it should be brought to my attention and not left go!!! The only communication that was great was the counselor. Shes Amazing! But now because of tge lack of communicationand tge teacher saying sshe will send home extra practice and didnt my son has been held back!! He can do it at home. The teachervwould say one thing and his grades reflected in a positive way. Then her stories would change. I will never recommend any one to.go to this school! Philadelphia public schools are no.better but id rather him go thete then NFCS.

  • (1 year ago)

    I literally hate this school. while I was reading the reviews its like " great community" and "the staff is all so Friendly".The only reason I like going is to school is to see my friends and my favorite teacher Mrs.Tingle-Oline.Other than Mrs.Tingle the staff members are horrible.One teacher actually had the nerve to lie to my parents.Also they should relax on lateness.I was counted for 30 lateness at the end of the year and majority of those lateness were me walking into the class room at 7 00.Also some of the teacher need to actually teach.My last complaint is the staff especially the Principal choose favorites. Some of the 12 graders have been to his beach house. How unprofessional is that.Not only that but if you are one of his favorites he buys you birthday gifts.So at New Foundations things are not what they seem to be.thats coming from the perspective of a 9 grader that gets honor rolls every semester and dedicates her time volunteering there not only do I do that but I am on the athletics teams there that has won multiple trophies.Truth being that we are the only team in the whole school to win anything and yet who gets new uniforms but the basketball team.

  • (1 year ago)

    I attend this school right now and love it! The teachers and staff r wonderful! Never too mean always nice and kind. The only thing I noticed r the kindergarten teachers r infraction crazy! I got 6 infractions in kindergarten but only 1 or 2 every other year since. The waiting list is kinda long but it's worth the wait! I'm in 5th grade and can't wait 2 keep moving up. Also I'm in the k-8 building but for older kids there is a 9-12 building down the street! Idk the wait time for there but it has wonderful programs and a beautiful building. GO NFCS AND NFCHS!!! (New Foundations Charter High School)

  • (1 year ago)

    Poor staff Bad enviroment - Gives detentions to unliked students...ect - Would not recommend going here - 1 reputation mother of 3 children that go to this school

  • (1 year ago)

    New Foundations is where my grandson attends. I have seen a marked improvement in his overall academics. I enjoy when I visit the school and I am charmed by the politeness of the students and the pleasant staff. Overall it is a friendly amostphere. If I were to critique anythingas an improvement it would be the 7AM arrival for the high school students. I feel it is not safe to travel by public transportation in the wee hours of the morning. I believe moving the start time to 7 30AM is much safer for travel. At least there would be daylight while waiting for the bus.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children attended NFCS until we moved to Berks Co. They still miss it. I also had a child in Catholic School and my experience w/ NFCS was a ton better. I said from the day we moved...There are three things I wish I could have taken w/ me... My mom my NFCS and my food service. PS...Mr. Paul and his staff are great!

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a student here and I got accepted in 5th grade. I thought I wouldn't make friends easily since I'm shy at first but people came up to me after announcement and I've loved it ever since. The curricular is great! I'm in 8th grade and since they have advanced classes I'm learning to my potential and beyond. I'm learning things my friends in 9th and 10th are learning! And if you don't understand something there's great tutoring programs (I know because my little brother is in it for math and reading) and the teachers will work one on one with you or work with the entire class if there's others in need of help! Only downside to people who want to come is that there's over 1000 people on the waiting list so it's definitely hard to get in but sometimes if someone moves it'll be a stroke of luck! If you know someone in the school that also increase your chances of getting in! Good luck!!

  • (2 years ago)

    New Foundations Charter School is a great school... except for the infraction crazy teachers. In Kindergarten my son got more infractions and never got any in 1st grade or 2nd or 3rd...so for the teachers in Kindergarten that are infraction crazy...try to ease up on the kids it's supposed to be a fun "positive" experience not a scary one.

  • (2 years ago)

    Since this school expanded it has become a glorified public school. It is easier to get in because of the expansion and that opens the door to problems. Thank God I took my kids out. When I transferred them to a Catholic school I found out they were quite a bit behind especially in their grammar and writing skills. Whoever says Charter schools are better than Catholic just don't want to pay the tuition bill. Some may be equivalent to a Catholic school but if you are looking at NFCS vs a Catholic school do what you have to do to go Catholic!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been a N.F.C.S. parent for 9 years both my kids attend this wonderful school if you are lucky engough to get in you would agree this is the best experice that a child can have the education is advanced the teachers & staff are very helpful & caring . You couldn't ask for more in Philadelphia my kids love this school that are both doing well . They have nerver had a problem with bulling like so many kids in this city have they can actually sit in class and learn the way it's supposed to be ! My daughter who has been here since kindergarten and is now graduating from eighth grade has decided not to attend the new high school that they just opened -( she just wants a change . We just wnt any one who reads this to know this IS A Caring Community of Learners ! Love This School and we will miss You . Love a Very Happy Parent

  • (2 years ago)

    NFCS is an awesome educational environment! This is my daughter's 3rd year and I found that each of the teachers she has had listens to the parent's concerns and nurtures each child according to the child's individual needs both academically & emotionally. The principal for the lower grades Dr. Smart is a phenom!. She makes herself available to the parents without notice and she follows each of the students educational & behavioral development closely. My daughter and I have been through some very trying times within the past year and NFCS has been a God send a true Blessing.

  • (2 years ago)

    I called this school and they told me there is a 4yr wait to attend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son attends NFCS and I have to say that everyday he has a smile on his face. I believe that the staff are very nurturing and kind. Paul Stadelberger is the CEO and he is an amazing person always involved in making the school the best it can be. Mrs. Coyle was my sons Kindergarten teacher and all my son talked about was how much he loved her. I can't wait to take this journey with my son as he grows at NFCS. Thank you to NFCS...and it's wonderful Staff!!!! Laura

  • (4 years ago)

    I like this school however I believe the teachers don't give the kids enough warnings in school before they give out infractions. I do however feel that a note should be sent home to say that your child and I talked about this and what happened in school. Then if something where to happen again then an infraction would be done. My kids don't get in trouble a lot it is just that there are times which they might be bored or whatever the case may be and I feel they get these infractions for some stupid reasons. I do like they are strict but sometimes it would be great if the parent was able to see what goes on.

  • (4 years ago)

    im there now they're kinda strict but its a good school they really want people to get a good education im new there but my opinon so far is its okay not that bad but could be better ) i made friends so its okay

  • (4 years ago)

    I love New Foundations Charter School The faculty and teachers are great. They go above and beyond for each of their students. You can actually feel the family environment as soon as you walk into the school. I love the community and parent involvement. New Foundations actually has a plan a goal and a mission that will provide a great future for all students and families involved.

  • (4 years ago)

    New Foundations is the equivalent to a private school. It's small staff to student ratio is unheard of. It simply is a world class education.

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