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About This School

New Foundations CS is a charter middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of New Foundations CS is Mr Paul Stadelberger. 570 students attend New Foundations CS and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 65% of the 570 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at New Foundations CS is 18:1. Holmesburg Baptist Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle 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 72% 72%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 14%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months 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

  • (7 months 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.

  • (9 months 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!

  • (9 months 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!!

  • (1 year 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 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.

  • (1 year 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!

  • (1 year 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

  • (1 year 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.

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (2 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

  • (3 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.

  • (3 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

  • (3 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think it is giving my son a fabulous education. I love this school. I am so happy and so is my son.

  • (6 years ago)

    this is my first year here and it is the best school ever

  • (6 years ago)

    I was in this school since i was 6 years old and love it and next year is my last year i am in 8th. The teachers are great i will miss one alot because she mad me feel like she was my second mom. The only thing i dont like is the infractions i dont really get any bit we never use to have that book but then we did sooo. I will miss the school alot. Bring your kids hear nfcs has alot of activities school work and more....

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been a student at New Foundations Charter School since it opened in 1999. I started as the first kindergarten class ever and now I am in 7th grade. I have nothing but nice things to say about this school. The teachers are the nicest people you will ever meet and the staff in general is wonderful. Our school has so much to offer! Lately we have been doing some construction to make out school ever better and expand it even more. We will be adding another 3rd through 8th grades. I am very happy to be apart of this wonderful environment and will be very sad to lever hear next year. Chelsea Berkowitz 7th grade student.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm an eigth grader at New Foundations and I can tell you I am blessed to go there. I have gone to NFCS since it started and all these years I must say the teachers are incredible people who really care and you can just feel the spirit there.

  • (7 years ago)

    NFCS is a wonderful school. My son started at NFCS when it first opened and graduated 8th grade this year. The teachers are great and very concerned about the kids. The support staff Ms. Terry and Ms. Cohen I couldn't have gotten through it without them.

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