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New Foundations Cs1
Posted September 04, 2014
- a parent
School is absolutely horrible. My son has sat in wet clothes in school because he wasnt sllowed to go to the bathroom. Report card says one thing but they say another. When I.ask the progress of my son, everything is ok when really its not. His teacher rarely came through on what she said. In the end I pulled my son. They blamed his old school for not giving him the "proper foundation" they were going to hold him.back and fuse to pass him with the grades he has, so when I.went to register him in another school hes going to the next grade. The only 3 people I liked were ms terry ms colligan and ms tiffany. Great communication with all 3 :-)
At firstvi was all excited then everything went down hill. My son was given paperwork to attend tutoring...its all a money thing! He had to attend both math and reading. Math he was excellent in but still needed to go but I pulled him. No.communication what do ever. I know im the parent and its my responsibility to keep up with my sons progress but if theres a pronlem it should be brought to my attention and not left go!!! The only communication that was great was the counselor. Shes Amazing! But now because of tge lack of communicationand tge teacher saying sshe will send home extra practice and didnt my son has been held back!! He can do it at home. The teachervwould say one thing and his grades reflected in a positive way. Then her stories would change. I will never recommend any one to.go to this school! Philadelphia public schools are no.better but id rather him go thete then NFCS.
I literally hate this school. while I was reading the reviews its like " great community" and "the staff is all so Friendly".The only reason I like going is to school is to see my friends and my favorite teacher Mrs.Tingle-Oline.Other than Mrs.Tingle the staff members are horrible.One teacher actually had the nerve to lie to my parents.Also they should relax on lateness.I was counted for 30 lateness at the end of the year and majority of those lateness were me walking into the class room at 7:00.Also some of the teacher need to actually teach.My last complaint is the staff, especially the Principal, choose favorites. Some of the 12 graders have been to his beach house. How unprofessional is that.Not only that but if you are one of his favorites he buys you birthday gifts.So,at New Foundations things are not what they seem to be.thats coming from the perspective of a 9 grader, that gets honor rolls every semester and dedicates her time volunteering there, not only do I do that but I am on the athletics teams there that has won multiple trophies.Truth being that we are the only team in the whole school to win anything and yet who gets new uniforms but the basketball team.
I attend this school right now and love it! The teachers and staff r wonderful! Never too mean, always nice and kind. The only thing I noticed r the kindergarten teachers r infraction crazy! I got 6 infractions in kindergarten, but only 1 or 2 every other year since. The waiting list is kinda long but it's worth the wait! I'm in 5th grade and can't wait 2 keep moving up. Also, I'm in the k-8 building but for older kids there is a 9-12 building down the street! Idk the wait time for there, but it has wonderful programs and a beautiful building. GO NFCS AND NFCHS!!! (New Foundations Charter High School)
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.
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!
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!!
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 3rd...so 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.
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!