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

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 206 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,500
  • Acceptance rate: 74%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Foothills Community Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Montana for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1996
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$150
Summer Program Cost Notes
Weekly Camps - Athletic, Fine Arts, Academic
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
206 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Foothills Community Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
9 students
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Dress code for Elementary, Middle School and High School)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We have different tuition costs for Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary (1-8) and High School.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Acceptance Rate
74%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kerri Koteskey
Admissions Associate
Bonnie Pennell
Endowment Size
$0.3 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

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.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 206 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,500
  • Acceptance rate: 74%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Montana is $8,050 for elementary schools and $8,117 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montana is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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