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Foothills School Of Arts & Sciences

Private | PK-9 | 150 students

Our school is best known for personalized curriculum and Project Based Learning
 
 

 
 

Living in Boise

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $223,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $630.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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4 stars

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Posted December 11, 2013

If you want your child to think independently, have strategies to work though real-world problems, be internally motivated and confident and enjoy learning, then this is the school for you. The "early learner" (preschool) program is simply astounding and far surpasses anything else I've seen. The kids are treated with respect as individual learners and work on incredible projects throughout the year, like learning how wheel/axel systems work through experimentation (yes, these are 3-5 year olds). Throughout the learning experience, kids are challenged to find their own individual strengths, to work with others to on real world problems, and not to accept shoddy work from themselves. Moving to this school from the public schools was an adjustment in terms of higher expectations. I've been very impressed by older kids in the school (7-9 grade) in how articulate they are about their ideas. They seem to really enjoy learning and rave about the relationships they have with their teachers. I'm incredibly glad we found this school and highly recommend you check it out. (There is a new head of school in August 2013)
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Posted September 22, 2007

Foothills is a wonderful school! This is my daughters 2nd year and she LOVES it!! The trips to out of the state are fantastic and they even went to Spain. The smaller class sizes are great and give them one on one attention. K to 9 and all they way around a great choice for every kid.
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Posted March 5, 2007

foothills school is the most independent and creative thinking environment you could ever ask for your childeren. the teachers and staff are very [forward] thinking and allow the childern to experience 'life' and understanding to creative thinking. art, music, research, mathmatics, theatre, literacy and spanish are just some of the priorities that our childeren learn. the most important aspect is the respect for others, the environment and community culture.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 78%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Hispanic 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • World Affairs
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:45 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jon Ninneman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAEYC
Fax number
  • (208) 331-3082

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Reggio Emilia
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Environmental
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • World Affairs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Parent/Carpool
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$10000 - $12000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.
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618 South 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
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Phone: (208) 331-9260

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