Foothill Country Day School

  • Since 1954, Foothill Country Day School has served families throughout the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley.
  • Programs from Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade are offered on a beautiful 7 acre campus, along with our on-site preschool, The Seedling School. A Foothill education is grounded in character and academic excellence and is supported by robust enrichment opportunities and arts education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1954
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students407 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants, plaid skirts and polo shirts. Formal dress uniform (jacket) for special occasions)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Apr. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,400
Tuition NotesTuition varies slightly by grade.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$12,300
Admissions DirectorColette Sims


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
SoccerTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • Since 1954, Foothill Country Day School has served families throughout the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley.  The Seedling School, our on-site preschool, is a perfect way to start your educational journey.  A Foothill education provides the foundation for solid character, a lifetime of learning, and successful engagement in society.  A rich array of after school programs is available including orchestra, MakerSpace classes and competitive teams for sports, mathematics, and debate.  The foundation of character and academics at Foothill enables students to matriculate to the high schools of their choice, and from there to the most competitive colleges and universities across the country.   Campus visits are welcome.  You`ll find beautiful grounds and impressive facilities, along with kind students.  Diverse faculty members love their work and seek to know each child as an individual, pledging to meet each child where they are for a customized education.  Admission Visit Day events are scheduled from November through February of each year, and private tours are given at your convenience.  Please contact Director of Enrollment, Colette Sims, for more information at or (909) 626-5681.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Claremont
    Grades: PK-K | 68 students
    1.5 miles
    654 E. 6th Street
    Claremont, CA 91711
    1.5 PK-K
  • Pomona
    Grades: PK-12 | 218 students
    1.2 miles
    3285 N Garey Ave
    Pomona, CA 91767
    1.2 PK-12
  • Pomona
    St Madeleine School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 127 students
    2.2 miles
    935 E Kingsley Ave
    Pomona, CA 91767
    2.2 PK-8
  • Rancho Cucamonga
    Grades: PK-8 | 275 students
    8.5 miles
    9974 19th Street
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
    8.5 PK-8
  • Claremont
    Grades: NS-12 | 762 students
    2.6 miles
    3105 Padua Ave
    Claremont, CA 91711
    2.6 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
My child is in 5th grade and we love the Foothill environment. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, the students are friendly and well-behaved. I am proud that my children are friends with them. We are a family that values our faith, but we wanted our children to be exposed to all kinds of cultures and religions; Foothill provides that extreme diversity. At 5th grade the work is extremely challenging, but is useful and project based; not just busy work. One of the best features of this school is the after school program, hands down. They have a variety of classes every day including karate, debate team, student council and orchestra. No more running around to Kumon, the Claremont Club, or music lessons. Instead, it is all right at Foothill, making my professional life much easier. Foothill is very much a family-oriented school and the activities can be 24/7 if you let it. This probably isn't the school for you don't want that kind of intense community.
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My child goes to 1st grade at Foothill Country Day, and he absolutely loves it. We have been here only 6 months, we feel we made the right selection. The instructors and staff are brilliant and caring. The facility itself provides a clean, secure, and state-of-the-art learning environment where children can clearly thrive and benefit themselves of the school's vast array of extra-curricular activities. The quality of the academic instruction is also superior; it is structured and elaborate yet presented in a very tender and welcome environment. Ask yourself if you want an outstanding education for your youngsters? This is your school Foothill Country Day.
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