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

Welcome to Foothills School!

I am thrilled that you are interested in learning more about our school. For more than 30 years, Foothills has offered a progressive education unique in the Treasure Valley.

As a progressive school, we believe that our students need excellent preparation both for school and for life. Through a focus on dispositions and skills like curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and confidence, we provide students with the capacities they need not just for school, but to play an active role in our democratic society.

Foothills students from the Early Learners through 9th grade learn actively and collaboratively. Student voices matter in challenging project-based learning experiences that provide choice and allow children to pursue their interests, understand real-world issues, and master academic benchmarks.

By embracing each individual’s unique strengths and contributions, we focus on building community at Foothills. In our student-centered community, children and adolescents experience a joy that instills an enduring passion for learning.

It’s one thing to read about Foothills, but it's another to see for yourself. Whether you’re a prospective parent or a fellow educator, I encourage you to contact us to schedule a visit!

Nick Cofod, P ‘20, ’22
Head of School