Foothill Country Day School

Foothill Country Day School Photo #1 - Our students love physical education and wellness! It isn't just traditional sports though! They enjoy a host of activities not available at other schools including yoga, badminton, archery and even juggling.
Foothill Country Day School Photo #2 - About half of our students choose to stay after school to participate in a wide variety of activities. One example is our award-winning Debate Team. The team competes regularly all over Southern California and in 2018, shared the title of National Champions for the Middle School Public Debate Program.
Foothill Country Day School Photo #3 - The Upper School building for grades 5 - 8 features state-of-the-art classrooms.
Foothill Country Day School Photo #4 - All students have music and art as a part of their school day, but students in grades 3 -8 may elect to join our after school orchestra program as well. The orchestra is offered in partnership with Claremont Community School of Music. The orchestra is honored to have peformed at Disneyland -- one of the youngest groups to do so.
Foothill Country Day School Photo #5 - Each student in preschool - 5th grade at Foothill performs in at least one main stage, fully-produced production. In grades 6 -8, two plays are presented as part of the electives block. Foothill students not only perform, but they see many productions each year and learn to appreciate theater as an art form.
Foothill Country Day School Photo #6 - 2019 - 2020 Student Council Officers Student Council is one of the many leadership opportunities available to Foothill students. These four officers are joined by representatives from each class. Other opportunities for service include Ambassadors, Kenya Club, Buckets of Blessings (for Foothill Family Shelter), Treats for Troops, and more.
Foothill Country Day School Photo #7 - KinderGARDEN is not just a word here! Our students actually get dirty and maintain a real garden!
Foothill Country Day School Photo #8 - Come visit us! Foothill alumni will tell you that a defining characteristic of their time at Foothill is confidence, public speaking and the ability to relate to people of all ages. We would love to show you our school!
Foothill Country Day School Photo #9 - Our beautiful 7 acre campus is one of the most beautiful in the Inland Empire! Our students enjoy learning outdoors and taking in the gentle rhythm of koi ponds and grassy areas. We also have dedicated classrooms for art (with ceramic kilns), music, a full sized gym, science labs and an extensive library.
Foothill Country Day School Photo #10 - Our emphasis is not on memorization but on deeper understanding of words and numbers. Ask us about Singapore Math or about our emphasis on reading!
  • 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
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students426 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Foothill Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / Apr. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,145
Tuition NotesTuition varies slightly by grade.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,773
Admissions DirectorColette Sims
Admissions AssociateJayme Lawshe


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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Competition Debate Team, Math Club, Odyssey of the Mind Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Orchestra, Over 25 Enrichment Classes offered after school each week

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
    (909) 621-8086
    1.5 PK-K
  • Pomona
    Grades: PK-12 | 218 students
    1.2 miles
    3285 N Garey Ave
    Pomona, CA 91767
    (909) 392-0251
    1.2 PK-12
  • Pomona
    St Madeleine School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 122 students
    2.2 miles
    935 E Kingsley Ave
    Pomona, CA 91767
    (909) 623-9602
    2.2 PK-8
  • Rancho Cucamonga
    Grades: PK-8 | 275 students
    8.5 miles
    9974 19th Street
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
    (909) 989-2804
    8.5 PK-8
  • Claremont
    Grades: K-8 | 432 students
    0.4 miles
    611 West Bonita Avenue
    Claremont, CA 91711
    (909) 626-7135
    0.4 K-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Where do I even start? The school is amazing. From the absolute beauty of the grounds all the way to all of the services they provide. My Oldest just started high school this year and without the help in guidance and instruction from these amazing teachers, she is thriving socially as well as academically. My son however is a different situation. He is still in fifth grade and still struggle socially. The school hasn`t been too supportive with regard to this but I guess I could`ve been a little more open and honest with him. But I did find thaoldest just started high school this year and without the help in guidance and instruction from these amazing teachers, she is thriving socially as well as academically. My son however is a different situation. He is still in fifth grade and still struggles socially. The school hasn`t been too supportive with regard to this but I guess I could`ve been a little more open and honest with them about it. Their academic excellence is incredible. The sports program is getting better and better every year. Their extracurricular activities for our kids are endless. From computers, maker space, sports, and karate to name a few. Our children are taught to think outside box. They see things in a way I never thought of. The teachers they employ are extremely caring, loving, guiding and they are STELLAR. Their outlook on teaching is unlike any other school I have ever seen. The amount of research they do on a daily basis is incredible. They are always trying to better what they have and what they do. At the end of the day, If my child needs something, each had a teacher they could go to for help and support.
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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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