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



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 our application process. Our application process involves parents and guardians touring the school, completing an online application for their student and paying a non-refundable $50 fee, submitting past report cards, school records, and a teacher referral (K-9), and completing a student visit (K-9) or parent/guardian classroom observation visit (EL). We ask that families interested in applying for financial aid also complete the online financial aid application for their student's application to be complete. 

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 appropriate student for Foothills School is someone who will be 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, sexual orientation, disability, or other classifications protected by law, in all of its operations.