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Dates & Deadlines

September 2015-February 2016 - Prospective parents should contact the school (208-331-9260) to schedule a tour to start the application process for 2015-16 or 2016-17. After the tour, applications should be submitted as soon as possible so that families have time to complete all steps in the application process.

February 29, 2016 - Deadline for completion of application process for prospective families interested in enrolling their child for the 2016-17 school year. After this date, the school works on a rolling/ongoing admissions basis, where spots are offered as available.

Ongoing admissions - Foothills will accept applications for prospective students and enroll students on a rolling/ongoing basis as long as classes have openings.

Open Houses - Foothills hosts several Open House events throughout the year. For prospective PreK-9th grade parents, this year the school is hosting Open House on November 7 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and on January 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For prospective Early Learner parents, there is an additional Open House offered on February 20 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. No need to RSVP--just come if you can! Open Houses are an optional but recommended part of the application process.

Foothills School is currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years! We strongly encourage prospective families to start and complete our application process as soon as possible.

To apply to Foothills School, we ask that prospective families complete the following steps in our application process:

1. Spend time on the school's website

2. Schedule a parent tour and pick up an application (Early Learner, K-6, 7-9)

3. Submit a completed application and non-refundable $50 application fee

4. For K-9th graders, sign a school records release form and take it to your child's current school (school records should be sent directly to Foothills)

5. For K-9th graders, submit a teacher observation form to your child's current teacher (the teacher recommendation form should be sent or faxed directly to Foothills)

6. If applicable, ask us about and apply for financial aid

7. When your child's application is complete, we will contact you to schedule a student visit for your child (we ask Early Learner prospective parents to visit rather than their children)

8. After your child's visit, we may contact you to schedule an interview with our Head of School or Director of Admissions

Contact Katy Young, Director of Admissions, (208-331-9260, ext. 102) with any questions or to schedule a tour of our school.

Admission Decisions When making admissions decisions, the Admissions Committee takes into account its interactions with families, information from a student's application and school records, a recommendation from a previous teacher (for students in K-9th grades), and our teachers' observations from the student visit. Additionally, admissions decisions are based on class availability as well as on balancing the gender and ages of students in our classes. First year preschool students should be three years old September 1 of the year they would be starting; they must also be potty trained.

Foothills School does not discriminate on a basis of age, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other classifications protected by law, in all of its operations.

Please contact Director of Admissions, Katy Young (208.331.9260 or kyoung@foothillsschool.org), to find out about availability and to start the application process today!

An independent school serving pre-school through 9th grade.

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