Foothills School of Arts and Sciences:
A vibrant learning community in Boise's downtown cultural district, where small class sizes, a challenging, inquiry-based curriculum and quality student-teacher interactions allow children to experience outstanding achievement at every age
Foothills School is the oldest independent school in the region - but our focus isn't on the past, it's on the future.
Our shared future demands a next generation of learners and leaders who can be effective in a global, ever-changing world. Foothills School is committed to making every child's experience rich, personalized, and focused on outcomes that will serve him or her for a lifetime. Following a nearly five-year strategic planning process, the school identified its strengths and set a challenging curriculum and school wide approach that includes:
- A commitment to inquiry-based education that provides a differentiated learning path for each student – assuring students learn core competencies and skills through real-life, collaborative projects that serve our greater community;
- A continuing commitment to low student-teacher ratios that assures every student is known and is challenged to reach his or her full potential;
- A commitment to global awareness and responsibility enhanced by service learning locally, travel opportunities regionally and internationally, and by a sister school program with the Nkokwe School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and
- A unique academic calendar that provides learning in every season, setting up expectations for a lifetime of learning.
Foothills School offers families a learning community and program that is unique and changes a child’s approach to education for the rest of their lives.