Foote School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (203)777-3464
Music is part of the curriculum and Foote offers a number of ensembles from string to African drumming to jazz rock. Private after school lessons on campus are an option
Music is part of the curriculum and Foote offers a number of ensembles from string to African drumming to jazz rock. Private after school lessons on campus are an option
  • "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)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-9
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1916

Student Body

Total Students484 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeFoote School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes$23,950 for K-5 $28,720 for grades 6-9 For 2013-2014 21 % of student body received more than $1.6 million in need-based financial aid
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorRachelle Bryon
Admissions AssociateKelly Small


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, 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.  
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  1/14/2017
We owe a lot to what Foote has given our children. It is a remarkable, magical, phenomenal places that allows children to dream and grow in was unbounded. It is a model school. A one of a kind.
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5  7/24/2015
For the sports, includes cross country and squash. One of the best schools you will find, so come.
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5  9/7/2013
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.
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