A caring community of learners.
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      • K-8
        • Jun 19

          School & Admin Office Closed - Juneteenth
        • Jul 4-5

          School & Admin Offices Closed - Independence Day
        • Jul 12

          Last Day of Summer School
        • Aug 26

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: Grades K Group 1
        • Aug 27

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: K Group 2 / Early Dismissal Grades 10-12 (No School K Group 1)
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      • High School
        • Jun 19

          School & Admin Office Closed - Juneteenth
        • Jul 4-5

          School & Admin Offices Closed - Independence Day
        • Jul 12

          Last Day of Summer School
        • Aug 26

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: Grades K Group 1
        • Aug 27

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: K Group 2 / Early Dismissal Grades 10-12 (No School K Group 1)
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Student Enrollment


A sturdy foundation for a successful future.


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A waitlist of 3,000+ students!

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:

  1. Parent is staff member or board member
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. Lives in 19111, 19114, 19135, 19136, 19149, 19152 zip codes
  4. Lives in Philadelphia
  5. Lives outside of Philadelphia County, PA resident 

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.

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Admission Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year closed on January 22. Our lottery will take place Wednesday, February 7 at 10AM via zoom. Results of the lottery will be sent by Apply Philly Charter. 

Our Administrative Assistants

Terry Szymkowski Terry Szymkowski

Terry Szymkowski

Administrative Assistant

Geri Allmond Geri Allmond

Geri Allmond

Administrative Assistant

Why New Foundations Charter School?