Foothills School of Arts & Sciences

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Foothills School of Arts & Sciences Photo #1 - Foothills students become capable and confident learners during their time at Foothills! Foothills allows students to share their voice, empowers them to become critical thinkers and open-minded listeners, and promotes a positive school culture where everyone is valued.
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Foothills School of Arts & Sciences Photo #1 - Foothills students become capable and confident learners during their time at Foothills! Foothills allows students to share their voice, empowers them to become critical thinkers and open-minded listeners, and promotes a positive school culture where everyone is valued.
Foothills School of Arts & Sciences Photo #2 - Foothills PreK-9th grade students are welcoming, kind, inclusive, creative, and hard-working!
Foothills School of Arts & Sciences Photo #3 - At Foothills, students spend time with specialist teachers for visual and performing arts, Spanish, music, and PE, in addition to their classroom teachers who teach their core classes.
Foothills School of Arts & Sciences Photo #4 - As a small school, we can take the time to get to know our students well as learners and people and personalize their learning experiences within a supportive and fun learning environment.
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Foothills School of Arts & Sciences Photo #6 - Foothills students develop skills and competencies in traditional school subjects mostly through hands-on learning projects and activities related to real-world problems. Our goal for students is for them to develop their ability to question and find evidence, communicate effectively, and delve deeply into their learning and understanding of the world around them.
Foothills School of Arts & Sciences Photo #7 - At Foothills, we encourage every student to express their uniqueness, learn to get along well with others, and find support within their community of classmates and teachers. We are a close-knit school where students know and recognize most of our community members by name.
Foothills School of Arts & Sciences Photo #8 - Foothills students find confidence in many ways. For most of our students, having opportunities to perform, present, discuss, debate, explore, and ask questions leads them to express themselves creatively and find joy in the learning process.
At Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, we ignite a passion for learning through a progressive approach to education for PreK-9th grade students.
In this vibrant learning community, education is an active and collaborative experience.
Through a challenging inquiry based curriculum, Foothills students explore their ideas and develop curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and confidence. Embracing each individual's unique strengths and contributions, we guide children to know themselves and to understand their role in a global community.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 171 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,997
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 29 / Mar. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild-Learning Differences, Gifted needs
Year Founded
1992
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
171 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade
Foothills School of Arts & Sciences Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 29 / Mar. 25 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies for part-time PreK and Jr. High students.
% on Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Katy Young

School Notes

  • Foothills School provides a vibrant learning community for Pre-K to 9th grade students. The school has170 students and is the oldest independent school in the Treasure Valley. Located in downtown Boise, Foothills students have great opportunities for accessing downtown resources and to actively participate in the larger Boise community. Foothills' educational program (less traditional, more hands-on) is progressive and focused on the individual growth and well-being of each student.Foothills is able to personalize education so that students' interests, talents, questions, and strengths are taken into account, while still meeting national educational standards, allowing students to excel in all areas of their lives.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Foothills School of Arts & Sciences cost?
Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's tuition is approximately $16,997 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Foothills School of Arts & Sciences?
The acceptance rate of Foothills School of Arts & Sciences is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 89%.
When is the application deadline for Foothills School of Arts & Sciences?
The application deadline for Foothills School of Arts & Sciences is Feb. 29 / Mar. 25 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 29 / Mar. 25 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Foothills School of Arts & Sciences located?
Foothills School of Arts & Sciences is located in the Downtown neighborhood of Boise, ID. There are 1 other private schools located in Downtown.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Enrollment: 171 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,997
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 29 / Mar. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Ada County, ID is $8,713 for elementary schools and $10,322 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Ada County, ID is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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