News & Notes

Informing our community & telling our story.

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Communication is the glue which keeps a community working and engaging with one another. The News & Notes page is a communications hub for our students, families, and neighbors to learn about school decisions which can affect their day to day lives. In addition to important notifications, this page serves as an area to highlight student and staff accomplishments and celebrations.

Information & Resources

Reimagining Summer School to Help Close Learning Gaps (August 13, 2021), Philadelphia School Partnership
"The summer program gave us an indepth look at where our students are and what they need to help them grow throughout the year," said CEO Glassie.
The 40 Top-Rated Public High Schools in Philadelphia and the Suburbs (Sept. 1, 2020), Philadelphia Magazine
New Foundations is recognized as one of the Top 40 Public High Schools in Philadelphia for academic excellence.
Gombs picks basketball, Delaware Valley (June 17, 2020), Northeast Times
After an accomplished basketball season, high school senior, Jordan Gombs, chooses Delaware Valley University for his collegiate career.
During Tech in Action Day, all the participants teach and learn (Nov. 20, 2019), Purpose
“The Tech in Action Day was a transformative experience for many of my students. It gave fuel to their curiosity, unearthed new talents in them, and provided them with additional exposure to the computer science field and its many possibilities.”
Walnut Street Theatre names New Foundations Charter and four other Philly schools for Disney Musicals program (Dec. 13, 2018), The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Walnut Street Theatre announces five Philly elementary schools to take part in the Disney Musicals in Schools program - including New Foundations.
New Foundations Charter celebrates School Progress Report scores (Jan. 7, 2016), Philly Voice
“Both New Foundation schools – K-8 and the high school – earned scores in the annual school rating system that put them sixth in the city in their categories.”
Building a Foundation (March 20, 2013), Northeast Times
     “I like it here. I’m glad we have a final place. Everything is new. It’s a real high school.”
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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Graduation Ceremony Video (2pm)
Graduation Ceremony Video (4pm)
Graduation Program 

Academic Honors

Suma Cum Laude:

  • Angelina Jala
  • Kenny Lam
  • Kimi Li
  • Isabella Zelmanoff

Magna Cum Laude:

  • Chelsea Ankenbrant
  • Kelsey Beck
  • Michael Brown
  • Rickey Cheng
  • Iryna Dackiv
  • Delaney Hampton
  • Ahmed Khowessa
  • Abigail Lentz
  • Aislinn McFadden
  • Meghan Wisler

Cum Laude:

  • Bailey Adgalane
  • Ashley Chima
  • Nathaniel Delvalle
  • Alfred Fiorentino
  • Connor Kentz
  • Lily King
  • Jacqueline Kuczynski
  • Aracely Lebron
  • Steven Lin
  • Lauren Lopez
  • Nevaeh Madonna
  • Corey McQuade
  • Haley Milone
  • Daniel Neal
  • Adriana North
  • Xavier Ortiz
  • Aliyah Rosado
  • Norah Serverson
  • Kylie Siderio
  • Emma Stackhouse
  • Jacob Stokes
  • Calvin Tang
  • Jenna Waldron
  • Alexandria Wasnick
  • Terrell Woodard

Award Winners

  • Valedictorian - Angelina Jala
  • Salutatorian - Kimi Li
  • Founder’s Award - Abigail Lentz
  • Unsung Hero Award - McKenna Hassey & Molly McCloskey
  • Home & School Association Service Award - Chelsea Ankenbrant

Move Up Ceremony Video

Move Up Program

Reflection Video

Baby Photo Slide Show

Are You Smarter Than an 8th Grader?

Award Winners

Susan Cohen Award:

  • Savannah Sandhaus

Becky Busse Caring Community Award:

  • Jayden Gonzalez
  • Emma Jimenez
  • Keniyah Moody
  • Catherine Rilling

Principal’s Award:

  • Jade Coles
  • Hope Comitale
  • Catherine Rilling
  • Savannah Sandhaus

Digital Citizenship Award:

  • Pamela Muja
  • Alexander O’Gara
  • Rachel Thomas
  • Eric Wick

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