New Foundations is a public charter school and accepts students through a lottery process. Our online application process is through a citywide lottery program called Apply Philly Charter. Preference is given to applicants in the following order:
New Foundations Charter School cannot make acceptance decisions based on any other factors than the lottery, including, but not limited to, student achievement, special needs, income level, or race.
As a recognized leader in whole-child development, New Foundations has a waitlist of nearly 3,000 students. If you are interested in enrolling your child in NFCS, please visit Apply Philly Charter to learn more about the enrollment process. If you have additional questions about enrollment, please contact our administrative assistants. Please click here to view the 2024-2025 Enrollment Timeline or see below.
"NFCS provided me opportunities to create relationships with teachers, counselors, and other staff which would allow me to learn from their experiences. This has stuck with me through college as I’ve built relationships. I’ve learned how to ask for help when I need it and how to grow professionally as well."
"NFCS is an established school whose success is driven by its teachers’ and administrators’ dedication and passion. Maddox has been afforded an excellent education and he truly enjoys going to school each day."
"I love all of the opportunities that are available to get involved at NFCS. I've met so many incredible people through volunteer work and joining sports teams and clubs."
"NFCS has prepared me for post-secondary success by instilling in me the soft skills that helped me in the long run. This includes leadership, communication, and working with others in a team which laid the foundation for a smooth transition into college."
"NFCS has great teachers and staff. They are always kind and willing to help students."
"My favorite thing about New Foundations is the supportive community of teachers and staff. I’ve received great support and encouragement to pursue my dreams."
Social skills and emotional wellness. Meaningful connection beyond our walls.