Foundation Academy Intermediate

Finding their voice

Founded in 2014, FA Intermediate serves students in Grades 3, 4, and 5.

Foundation Academy Intermediate

At FA Intermediate...

Our approach encourages critical thinking. Students learn to form their own thoughts and opinions and participate in sharing them with their classmates in appropriate ways. We work at building a community of mutual respect. 


About Foundation Academy Intermediate

FA Intermediate includes grades three through five. This transition into pre-adolescence brings a new set of responsibilities for our scholars. There is less “hand-holding” during this transition, as students focus on organization and fostering independence and responsibility. 

During their time at FA Intermediate, students are introduced to their stringed instruments. By the end of fifth grade, all scholars have an orchestral instrument they will continue practicing for years to come. 

Rewards and moments for play are still honored and incorporated throughout a rigorous curriculum across all content areas.

Foundation Academy Intermediate
363 West State Street Campus Foundation Academies
Venetia Birchmore

Venetia Birchmore, FA Intermediate School Principal

My "Why..."

"To cultivate opportunity for others that will serve them specifically when challenges in life occur."

Mrs. Birchmore returned to Foundation Academy Charter School in 2019, after serving for one year as Assistant School Principal at Deep Roots Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Birchmore originally joined Foundation Academies as a teacher in 2014 and progressed to Instructional Dean in 2017. Ms. Birchmore was a Teach for America corps member teaching English Language Arts at Achievement First Hartford Elementary School. Ms. Birchmore holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and African American Studies from Smith College, a Master of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. 

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