Foote School

50 Loomis Place,
New Haven, CT, 06511-0651
Tel: (203)777-3464
Grades: K - 9 | 484 students
“Laete cognoscam et laete docebo” (Gladly will I learn and gladly teach).
The Foote School nurtures a lifelong love of learning and teaching and fosters a commitment to excellence in its students and faculty.
Teachers lead children to ask questions and discover connections; to think and work independently, collaboratively, and creatively; and to learn by doing.
Our community values each child, appreciates differences, and challenges prejudice while giving our students the skills to explore the world with joy and purpose.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1916

Student Body

Total Students 484 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Foote School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 45%
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes $21,330 for K_5 $22,980 for 6-9 For 2013-2014 21 % of student body received more than $1.6 million in need-based financial aid
% on Financial Aid 21%
Admissions Director Rachelle Bryon
Admissions Associate Kelly Small


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Field HockeyLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Amnesty International, Chorus, Community Service, Environmental Action Group, Jazz Rock Ensemble, Model Congress, Music Tech Club, Orchestra, Radio Station, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Yearbook Chorus, Model Congress, Orchestra, Radio Station, Yearbook, Amnesty International,
Community Service,
Environmental Action Group,
Jazz Rock Ensemble,
Music Tech Club,
Student Council,
Student Newspaper,

School Notes:

  • Students come to Foote from many different backgrounds and schools, creating a diverse Kindergarten – Grade 9 community that enriches us all. Dedicated, highly qualified faculty and staff establish a happy, productive atmosphere where students flourish with small classes and individual attention. Above all, we nurture a lifelong love of learning and teaching.The Campus: Paths criss-crossing our 17.8-acre campus give the feel of a country setting within New Haven. The campus includes 11 classroom buildings, a 47,000 volume library, science laboratories, mobile computer labs, a black-box theater, music rooms, arts studios, a gymnasium, playing fields, teaching gardens, a wooded area for outdoor education, and a new state-of-the-art science and technology building.The Curriculum: Teachers provide a strong foundation in verbal and mathematical skills while fostering creativity and collaboration. Students explore a wide-ranging, imaginative curriculum in literature, history, mathematics, science, technology and writing.  Students in every grade participate in world languages, drama, music and art. Children engage in daily physical activity through recess, gym and after-school sports. We value critical thinking and hands-on learning, and foster respectful relationships among teachers, students and parents. Central to Foote’s strong academic program is its commitment to a multicultural curriculum designed to help students embrace and celebrate our diversity and actively seek opportunities to serve and lead.  

  • Profile last updated: 02/03/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Francis Home For Children (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Calvin Hill Daycare Center & Klf Kindergarten (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Calvin Hill Daycare Center & Klf Kindergarten (0.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended January 14, 2014 - For the sports, includes cross country and squash. One of the best schools you will find, so come. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended September 07, 2013 - Best school you could ever wish for. Many sports and extracurricular activities available. Your child will love the whole experience as soon as they step foot on the campus. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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