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A Private, Independent PreK-9th Grade school in downtown Boise, Idaho. 

“Throughout my time at Foothills, I have become a better learner, friend, and member of my community. Foothills has provided me with so many opportunities to grow while also being in a safe space. The Foothills community has supported and empowered me, and it truly feels like a family.” ~9th Grader


Thank you so much for your interest in Foothills School! We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. We strongly encourage prospective families applying for 2024-2025 to complete the application process by the end of July. We look forward to connecting with you! 

EMAIL Katy Young, our Director of Enrollment Management, here

APPLY NOW to Foothills here



Foothills offers school tours throughout the school year and summer. We offer tours on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 and families can sign-up for drop-in tours here. We're excited to have you visit!


To apply for admission to Foothills, we ask prospective families to complete our application process steps, which can be found here. Foothills' application process is designed to provide families and the school with the necessary information to determine if a good match exists, and we'll be here to help assist families as they think of questions along the way. Through the admission of new families, Foothills strives to build upon a diverse family community and student body that are well-matched with the school's mission, values, educational program, and community.

A mission-servable student for Foothills School is someone who is interested in participating in our learning environment; gets along well with others; shares ideas respectfully; shows potential for meeting learning goals and grade level benchmarks; and takes redirection well. 

Children applying to the Early Learner (preschool) program need to be 3 by September 15 of the school year they would be enrolling, and they also need to be potty-trained when school starts. You can find additional information about our definition of potty-trained here.

We offer sibling priority in admissions decisions for Foothills families and faculty and staff with a child who isn't currently enrolled at Foothills. To receive priority, sibling and faculty/staff families need to complete our application process by the end of January. 

Any questions about the school and/or application and admissions processes can be directed to our Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing, Katy Young, at or 208.331.9260 X103. Questions about financial assistance can be directed to our Business Director, Tina Mullins, at or 208.331.9260 X105.

We look forward to connecting with you!