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Foothill Oaks Academy

Private | PK-8 | 140 students

We are best known for small class sizes.

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $270,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,470.

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Posted November 13, 2013

This is a private pre-K through 8 school in the San Gabriel valley region of Los Angeles, California. The school offers a comprehensive standards-based curriculum along with a large variety of enrichment classes and after-school programs. Foothill Oaks completes in several league sports (both boys and girls) as well as local math competitions. Their graduates go on to some of the top ranking private schools in the region. many graduates also are accepted into the Monrovia High School Math and Science Academy Honors Program. It's an excellent choice for the money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

Our child has attended FOA for the past 2 school years. She began in the Pre-K program and is now attending Kindergarten. The teachers here are so wonderfully attentive and our child has progressed in so many ways. The personal attention, education and competitive tuition at FOA is so difficult to find anywhere else. The welcomed feedback from parents is also very appreciated. In everything from her actual Kindergarten class to language, technology, art and the fun and creative music programs that they do throughout the year...it has been such a great experience for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

Best private elementary and middle school in Glendora/Azusa/Duarte/Monrovia/Arcadia. The school provides a loving and nurturing environment. Graduates of Foothill Oaks Academy routinely get accepted into the top private high schools in the Pasadena area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

We have two children in Foothill Oaks Academy. They love the school! They wake up and want to go to school ( No dragging them out of bed anymore). Our goal was for the children to get excited about learning at a young age and instill good study habits for the future of their education. This school has delivered. Great Teachers, small class sizes and a nuturing environment. Plus the tution is very reasonable. We highly recommend Foothill Oaks Academy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

My child is now in his second year at Foothill Oaks Academy, and doesn't want to even consider going anywhere else! We have had a very positive experience at this school. The small class size works very well for my son, and he gets plenty of individual attention from the excellent teachers. I greatly enjoy interacting with all teachers and parents -- everyone is friendly, pleasant, and extremely helpful. From the principal to the teachers, all gave freely of their time and attention to ensure that my son's education was of the highest quality. I highly recommend Foothill Oaks Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

Foothill Oaks Academy has been a great school for our child. Our child had an excellent teacher and we are looking forward to another wonderful year. We would recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

We are very pleased with the academics at Foothill Oaks Academy. Our daughter is excelling in all subjects. It was nice to see 6th grade win a math competition amongst 35 schools. That speaks volumes to the dedication and quality of the teachers, staff and students. Foothill Oaks Academy has a great selection of enrichment programs that has greatly contributed to the growth and development of our daughter. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants the best for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

My husband and I are so thrilled with our school. Everyone has bent over backwards to make sure our children are being nurtured, challenged, and learning every day. This school offers such a wide variety of extras that most schools have cut from their budget. The staff and and administration as always available to talk and take care of the smallest detail. We couldn't be happier! Plus, just seeing the smiles on all the children's faces is all we need to see!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

We are very pleased with the middle school experience our child is having at Foothill Oaks Academy. The enthusiastic manner in which the teachers approach the curriculum has made the learning process exciting and engaging for our student. We are pleased to see that the faculty takes an active interest in our student's success. We daily hear the positive "things that happened at school today"! We feel like the faculty, and staff at large, are committed to the success of students in all areas, as well as working to create a strong sense of community among the families. We would confidently recommend Foothill Oaks Academy to families looking for an outstanding educational experience in the San Gabriel Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

Foothill Oaks Academy is a great school. There is one problems that I would change: Teacher Rebecca Lopez! She is very mean to my child and is very snott She made one girl so scared that she wouldn't even stepinto her class.She gave Her OCD. Now that Mrs.Ellision is gone let's hope we can push out the rest of the Carden People.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

I have been very pleased here at Foothills Oaks Academy. My child is in the 3yr old preschool class. She is made to feel very welcomed by all and is challenged every day in new ways. They take teaching beyond the classroom and make learning fun, interesting, and exciting. The parent/teacher communication is great and open as well as the staff/parent communication. Faculty and staff involve their own families in activities which gives me a sense of true dedication and belief in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2012

What a great school to work for! The staff is working together to make each student feel special and successful. The administration is very supportive. There is no other place I would rather be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2012

There is no other school we would have chosen. Our family is very pleased with Foothill Oaks Academy and the excellent education our child is receiving. The teachers seem very dedicated to their students and challenge them to apply themselves and strive for their best. The administration has been supportive and communicates regularly with us. We are pleased that the school offers music, drama, computers, art, foreign languages and more, in addition to rigorous academics. It is obvious to us that a lot of talented people are working hard to ensure our middle school experience is all that we had hoped.
—Submitted by a parent


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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Nancy Lopez or Diane Kieffaber
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (626) 301-1342

Programs

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Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

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  • Yearbook
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School culture

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  • Dress code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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822 Bradbourne Avenue
Duarte, CA 91010
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Phone: (626) 301-9809

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