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The Activities Department


Integrating interests into extracurricular activities.


Registration now open for Fall 2021 Clubs & Activities


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Where interest meets intellect.

The Activities Department of NFCS furthers the mission of whole-child development by introducing students and families to extracurricular activities that feed and spark their interests. 

Providing a wide variety of clubs and programs to all students allows the opportunity to participate in activities they feel compelled to engage in.

By integrating passion and purpose, the Activities Department is uniquely positioned to further enhance stewardship, hands-on experience, and service-learning through its programs and events.

K-8 Activities Fall 2021

6th and 7th grade band students will rehearse a performance piece for the winter concert.  

Students work together to perform songs and performances in various styles of music.

8th grade instrumental students will rehearse a performance piece for the winter concert.

In Jr. Model United Nations, 6th-8th grade students transform into diplomats who address the world's most pressing problems through research, dialogue, debate, writing, conversation, and competition with other delegates from schools in the Philadelphia region. We use the United Nations as a model to learn and grow as citizens of a world riddled with complex issues, and to imagine and propose solutions as the world's future leaders.

The National Junior Honor Society is for students of high academic standards, and develops the goals and interests of inducted members. The pillars of the NJHS are scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

NJHS Handbook

Students will participate in various sports and play board games on bad weather days.

The purpose of the student council shall be to: Develop attitudes and practices of good citizenship in the student body; Exemplify the principles of democracy for the student body; Uphold ideals and traditions of New Foundations Charter School; Develop and maintain school spirit and morale; Promote scholarship; Provide a forum for the students’ expressions; Serve as supervising agency for those extra-curricular activities and organizations which are under the jurisdiction of the Student Council; Promote the general welfare of the school and students.

Students will design, build, and program robots that will successfully perform the Pitching In competition. Visit https://www.vexrobotics.com/iq/competition/viqc-current-game, for more information.

Students in the Yearbook Club will be responsible for designing, creating and organizing the New Foundations K-8 Yearbook with the support of our partners at Jostens.

HS Activities Fall 2021

Students will review and discuss musical artists, genres and albums and analyze the critical value of the art.

Anime lovers will watch a variety of titles in the genre, and discuss the viewings afterwards. Films, shows, etc. are pitched, and then voted upon by the students.

The Black Student Union will provide a  safe space to learn about the customs and beliefs of African-American culture. All members of the student body are welcome to attend. Students will also discuss and address interesting topics that affect the black community. The aim is to create unity within NFCS by spreading awareness and supporting others.

Students will play board games, TTRPGs, and card games.

Students will choose a text they want to read as a group and engage in discussion with one another around themes and topics within the test.

Students will learn, practice, and compete at chess.

Students will work together to perform songs and performances in various styles of music.

Students in the Film Club will watch and discuss prominent films throughout history. Ratings of the films will vary between G-R. The discussions that take place after the films will include an historical, sociological, and psychological perspective. Films that will be included in Film Club will be celluloid classics that students otherwise may not have heard of or seen.

Students in Fitness Club will be provided workouts according to fitness levels and evolving routines.

Students will work in the garden located behind the high school building, while learning about the proper care for growing fresh fruits and vegetables.

The GSA Club aims to celebrate the diversity of the NFCS student body and create a space where students can meet new friends and talk about their experiences.

This club will introduce students to the foundations of Hip-Hop dance and other styles through brief history lessons and weekly choreographed routines. Students are more than welcome to bring in their own information, choreography, and/or ideas. Any student, regardless of identity, is welcome to join!

Homework Lab provides a space for students to do homework and study.

The National Honor Society is for students of high academic standards, and develops the goals and interests of inducted members. The pillars of the NHS are scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

NHS Handbook
Students in NFCS Minds Matter club will work on school wide projects throughout the year to help reduce the stigma of mental health, and educate our school community and beyond. We will host speakers and plan events for our cause.

Students will learn techniques in Smartphone Photography.

Working with a vision to champion social justice, the goal of Project 4 Foundations is to raise both awareness and funds about causes both domestically and internationally. Students will connect people who have resources to offer with projects and organizations working on the ground in areas and regions of need (e.g. food resources - Yemen; aid to displaced Syrians, etc.). Students will spread awareness and do the leg work - fundraising, organizing, running drives, assembling care packages, etc.
Students will work on construction of competition-ready robotics and compete with various schools throughout the year.
Students will learn how to play guitar, drums, piano, and vocals in a group setting.

Welcome to the high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem! Students will work face off in 1v1, 2V2 or 3v3 Matches. Each match you are attempting to score as many goals against your opponent in this quick paced game of strategy and physics. Join the first Esports team at New Foundations Charter School to become a better team player at one of the most popular Esports in the world today. If you would like to learn more about Rocket League visit www.rocketleague.com

Students in our Science Society will compete in the Philadelphia Science Olympiad competition. Science Olympiad involves a variety of science and engineering events in which a student strives to become the best that they can at accomplishing something, and then goes head to head with another student (ex: building the strongest tower, solving forensic crimes the fastest, having the most in depth knowledge of oceanography). Science Society also is involved in other science events, such as NFCS STEAM Night and the Philadelphia Science Festival.
The purpose of the student council shall be to: Develop attitudes and practices of good citizenship in the student body; Exemplify the principles of democracy for the student body; Uphold ideals and traditions of New Foundations Charter School; Develop and maintain school spirit and morale; Promote scholarship; Provide a forum for the students’ expressions; Serve as supervising agency for those extra-curricular activities and organizations which are under the jurisdiction of the Student Council; Promote the general welfare of the school and students.

Students will be trained to be ambassadors of our school! This group will be responsible for shadow days for 7th and 8th grade students, tours, and planning and hosting events in our school.

This club is a chapter under the international Women in STEM organization. The goal is to provide young women with the tools they need to overcome the added difficulties of being a woman in a STEM field. WiSTEM at NFCS will provide a safe space for students to share and learn from each other's experiences. Additionally, members will have opportunities to receive advice from professionals in STEM fields, participate in workshop trainings, and lead STEM activities to inspire other girls. To learn more, visit the WiSTEM website (https://womeninstem.org), or contact Ms. Segui (isegui@newfoundations.org).

Students in the Yearbook Club will be responsible for designing, creating and organizing the New Foundations High School Yearbook with the support of our partners at Jostens.
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Our Activities Staff

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Joe Spera

Director of Athletics and Activities

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Amber Dietrich

Activities and Athletics Site Manager

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Pairing Interest with Intellect

A variety of activities to discover and explore.

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Integrating
In The Classroom

Sparking curiosity which brings curriculum to life.

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Integrating
Through Relationships

Building fellowship through like-minded interest.

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Integrating
Through Service

Expanding opportunities for community stewardship and civic action.

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Integrating
Through Experience

Refining skills through active participation.