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With small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios, our Kindergarten through 6th graders develop strong, meaningful relationships with their teachers and classmates. Knowing our students well allows our experienced teachers to personalize students' learning experiences to help them grow and thrive. At Foothills, we believe in a well-rounded and creative educational foundation and all of our students spend time learning Music, Visual & Performing Arts, Spanish, and Global Studies. We want to stretch and challenge our students while also instilling in them a sense of belonging, well-being, and joy.

Our play-based preschool program is largely influenced by the tenets of schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. We take a progressive approach to education and see our Early Learner students as strong, capable learners, whose great questions and ideas inspire and guide exploration and learning in the classroom. By focusing on students' social and emotional growth, we find that our students are more willing to open up to be themselves and to stretch themselves intellectually.

Early Learner

Our Junior High encompasses 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. In addition to maintaining an inclusive, kind community, we want our middle school students to be comfortable facing academic challenges through thoughtful, engaging work. Student work becomes increasingly complex as our older students stretch their thinking to consider diverse perspectives on issues, especially related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We also want our students to find joy in their learning experiences and to feel at home at Foothills, embracing their role as leaders.

Elementary Program

Junior High

Foothills School is a private, independent PreK-9th grade school in downtown Boise, Idaho.

Curious, Creative & Confident Learners'

Foothills students are valued as unique learners and people, innovative thinkers, and caring community members, who have the skills and passion to make the world better.

“It’s a gift to us as parents for a whole community to rise up and meet our child every day. Because of her time at Foothills, she will graduate with a deep sense that she is part of a large loving community, her ideas are valuable, and what she does matters to the world.”

-Jr. High Parent

3 & 4-Year-olds

Kindergarten - Grade 6

Grades 7-9

Foothills School believes that a diverse school community is essential to education and that such a community includes a spectrum of differences in race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, and learning style. To this end, Foothills' admissions and hiring practices strive to recruit, enroll/hire, and retain as diverse a population as is feasible in the community.

Curious, Creative & Confident Learners

Join us for our Preschool Playdate & Open House!

Saturday, September 30, from 10:00-12:00

This event is open to anyone with a preschool-age child as well as current Foothills preschool families, who can bring a friend! 

We'll have fun activities for children ages 2-5 and refreshments, and there will be a chance to chat with families and teachers. Families can attend anytime between 10:00 and 12:00. We're excited to have people visit to play with us and connect with our community members!

Registration Required - RSVP by January 20 (prospective parents and guardians may attend for all or part of the event, and COVID protocols will be required)

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Foothills Offers:

  • A focus on social and emotional growth that fosters happy students 
  • Full-day and half-day PreK
  • A friendly, inclusive school culture 
  • Extended day options, including free before school care (PreK-6th Grade)

Saturday, May 13 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

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