Classroom Teacher - New Foundations Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Science
Job Title: Science Teacher (All Grades 4-12) for 2021-2022 School Year
Job Location: New Foundations Charter School
Beginning: Aug 20, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Grades 4-8 with Science Concentration
Certificate: Chemistry 7-12
Certificate: General Science K-12
District: New Foundations Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Telephone: 215-624-8100
Job Description:
To join our team, please visit our recruitment website to submit an online application. Please note that only applications received through this link will be considered.
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity or your application, please reach out to our Human Resources Team at

High quality Science Teachers who have a professional and personal dedication to student achievement and the school community are the single most important factor to the success of the New Foundations Charter School mission and vision. 
Our Mission: 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 teachers and staff of New Foundations Charter School will ensure a commitment to lifelong learning and achievement of all of our students by creating an atmosphere of caring that pervades every aspect of school life and promotes responsibility for all members of our school community.

Our Vision for Impact: In 2019, New Foundations embarked on an ambitious five year strategic plan.  The Strategic Plan’s “Vision for Impact” is that by June 2025, New Foundations will provide daily opportunities for all students to engage in rigorous academic preparation, integrated and well-rounded character development, and inclusive and expansive specials and extracurricular activities that prepare them for individualized post-secondary success.

Founded by Sheryl Perzel and Paul Stadelberger, New Foundations Charter School opened in 2000. Our core principle was simple: be student-centered and growth focused. This ethos remains and at New Foundations we maintain that in order for our children to thrive as leading members of society, they must grow academically, socially, and emotionally today.

Twenty years later, New Foundations is a prominent public charter school serving grades K-12 in Northeast Philadelphia and a leader in academic excellence, social emotional awareness, and community engagement. In a constantly changing world, we continue our work to evolve and improve. We are ambitious about New Foundations’ future. We’re a great school, but we still have work to do to be better and to redefine what it means to be a great school.

All staff at New Foundations Charter School are expected to:
  • Embrace our mission and embody our vision for New Foundations’ future;
  • Model our core values of being student-focused, serving our community and consistently engaging in solutions-oriented and caring conversations; 
  • Welcome the opportunity to be constantly challenged to grow, learn and improve;
  • Demonstrate role model mentality in all interactions and activities;
  • Have a track record of success and achievement within an environment of limited resources.
A Science Teacher at New Foundations Charter School is expected to:
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with a record of academic achievement;
  • Possess valid Pennsylvania teacher certification for Science instruction for grades 4-12. 
  • Demonstrate expertise and enthusiasm for Science instruction;
  • Preferably possess a minimum of two years of relevant teaching experience;
  • Preferably possess prior teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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