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


We are still accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year and we look forward to connecting with you!


We are excited that you're interested in learning more about Foothills School! Throughout the application process, we want to share who we are as a school, what we do, and why we do it so that families have a clear picture of the education we can provide for their children. We encourage prospective parents and guardians to talk with school members, ask questions, and see if they can envision their child at Foothills.

To apply for admission to Foothills, we ask that prospective parents and guardians complete the following steps in our application process:

--Tour the school or attend an Open House

--Complete an online application for their student and pay a non-refundable $50 fee

--Submit past report cards, school records, and a teacher referral (K-9)

--Complete a student visit (K-9) or parent/guardian classroom observation visit (EL)

--If applicable, submit a need-based financial aid application

Any questions about the application and admissions process can be directed to our Admissions Director Katy Young ( or 208.331.9260 X103).

Foothills' application process is designed to provide families and the school with the necessary information to determine if a good match exists. 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 engaged in their learning and the classroom environment; respectful and kind in their interactions with students, teachers, and community members; collaborative and able to work well with others; creative and willing to take risks in their approach to learning and trying new things; motivated to work hard to meet their potential and responsible for getting their work done; and capable of handling a challenging, hands-on inquiry-based learning environment and curriculum.

I look forward to assisting you as you complete the application and admissions processes for your family!

Katy Young

Director of Admissions and Communications



Foothills School of Arts & Sciences is accredited by NWAIS.

Non-discrimination Policy: Foothills School of Arts and Sciences does not discriminate on a basis of age, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or other classifications protected by law, in all of its operations.