Founded by Sheryl Perzel and Paul Stadelberger, New Foundations Charter School opened in 2000, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Founded in 2000, NFCS has expanded to include additional classrooms in each grade, and in 2010 began its high school program. This expansion has included an additional three-story building at its Torresdale campus, and then concluded with a new campus to accommodate the ninth-twelfth grades.
The mission of the New Foundations Charter School is to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The founders of the New Foundations Charter School will ensure a commitment to lifelong learning and achievement of all our students by creating an atmosphere of caring that pervades every aspect of school life, and promotes attachment to and responsibility for all members of our school community.