Foote School is a child-centered school that nurtures students' natural sense of curiosity into a lifelong love of learning.
Our project-based curriculum and inquiry-based approach make learning an active, fun experience for students as they make exciting discoveries about the world and themselves.
Our 18-acre campus in the heart of New Haven offers children a natural setting to explore and learn, and easy access to world-class museums, parks and other cultural resources.
Foote values academic excellence, diversity, inclusion, good character, the arts, science, foreign languages and service learning.
Graduates go on to well regarded schools that help them to lead lives of joy and purpose.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Students: 484 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

Foote School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-9
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
484 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Foote School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
17 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
$24,670 for K-5 $30,100 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 Director
Rachelle Bryon
Admissions Associate
Kelly Small
Endowment Size
$10 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
Community Service

Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Applied Sciences, Chorus, Drama, Environmental Action Group, F-STAND (Diversity Club), Jazz Rock Ensemble, Literary Magazine, MathCounts, Model Congress, Orchestra, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Our School: 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.
  • Our 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
  • Our 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.  

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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For the sports, includes cross country and squash. One of the best schools you will find, so come.
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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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Students: 484 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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