Foothills Community Christian School

  • Foothills Community Christian School assists parents in providing a Christ-centered education that values exceptional academics, strong moral character, and service to others.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students153 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Foothills Community Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size9 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress code for Elementary, Junior High and High School)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,600
Tuition NotesWe have different tuition costs for Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary (1-8) and High School.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKerri Koteskey
Admissions AssociateBonnie Pennell
Endowment Size$0.3 million


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service Projects, Leadership High School, Lego League (Robotics), Literary Club, Math Club, Mission Trips, National Honor Society, Newsletter Club, On-Line Speciality Classes, Praise Team, Spelling Bee, Student Council, Study Hall, Video Club, Washington DC Class Trip

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Show, Choir

School Notes

Exceptional Academics -  Our goal is to provide a strong academic foundation that prepares all students to successfully compete for college and university admission. 
  • Foothills is accredited by both the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International. 
  • Foothills students excel on standardized tests. 
  • More than 90% of our graduates go on to 4 year colleges. In fact, we have graduates attending universities from Florida to Washington, and Pennsylvania to Idaho!
Excellence in Spiritual Development  -  We develop and challenge students to thoughtfully examine every aspect of life through a Christ-centered worldview. 
  •  Our curriculum is designed around daily Bible classes and integrates a Biblical worldview in all subject areas and grades.
  • Biblical literacy is taught through requiring students to read through the entire Bible during their time at FCCS. Bible memory is also required
  •  Weekly chapels feature special guest speakers from around the community.   
Excellence in Service - Our students are encouraged to be servants,not only in their home and school, but also in the community. Many of our programs help facilitate service to the community.  Our students are very involved in community service activities. Here are a few of the areas in which they serve:
  • Christmas Shoeboxes to our local Rescue Mission
  • Cascade County Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  • Special Olympics volunteers
  • Serving food at the local Rescue Mission
We are also proud to be community based. Our student body represents more than 28 different church and denominations. We hope you will come check us out in person so that you can see firsthand how amazing our students and staff are! We have Learn Nights and school tours that are exactly one hour long and allow you to get a deeper look at our ministry goals and vision for the future.

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