Below you will find answers to general questions about SFCS. If you have questions about enrollment, consult our Application FAQs.
What is a charter school?
“Charter schools are independent public schools allowed freedom to be more innovative, while being held accountable for improved student achievement. They foster a partnership between parents, teachers and students to create an environment in which parents can be more involved, teachers are given the freedom to innovate and students are provided the structure they need to learn, with all three held accountable for improved student achievement.” *The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
Where is Strong Foundations located?
We are located at 715 Riverwood Drive in Pembroke, New Hampshire 03275
School Cell: 603-568-5700
What grades and how many students does SF serve?
Grades Readiness – 8th. Over 250 students are enrolled at Strong Foundations.
How can I apply?
You may apply to Strong Foundations online.
Who can apply?
We can accept students from anywhere in the state but typically draw from a one hour radius around Concord, NH.
What does it cost?
There is no tuition for families to have their children attend Strong Foundations. The per pupil funding comes from the State of NH.
How long is the school day?
The school day starts at 8:15am and ends at 3:15pm for R-4th grade. The school day starts at 8:00am and ends at 3:00 for 5th through 8th grade.
What is the vacation and snow day policy?
Strong Foundations vacations usually follow closely those of the Concord school district. Snow days are determined independently of any school district. They are posted on WMUR and on the SFCS website.
Are there extended day programs?
Yes, there are extended day programs. The morning program is from 7am-7:45 for $5, and the after-school program is from 3:45pm-5:30pm each day for $10 or $70 per week for both am and pm.
Do you offer physical education, music, and art?
Strong Foundations offers Physical Education, Music, and Art to all students. Band and Chorus are optional classes offered to grades 5-8. Health and Technology are offered to grades 7-8.
How can I volunteer?
Parent volunteerism is an important part of SFCS. We depend on our parents to share their talents and time to help make our school successful. Please let your child's classroom teacher and/or the principal know that you would like to volunteer. Our volunteers help as Room Parents, Library Volunteers, Chaperones, and small projects around the school. All volunteers must complete a Criminal Background Check before volunteering. Please check in the office for forms. Allow three weeks to complete the background check before volunteering.
How can I support Strong Foundations?
As a public school, Strong Foundations does not charge tuition, yet the school will receive less than half of what the average cost per student is in New Hampshire. So that students at Strong Foundations can have equity with other public school students, you can make a difference by making a donation.
*Donations may be made to our 501(c)(3), allowing for a tax-deductible donation. Please check with your tax preparer regarding your eligibility.