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

Foothills School of Arts & Sciences

School Description

Located in Boise, Idaho, Foothills School of Arts and Sciences is a Pre-K through Grade 9 independent day school. Since its founding in 1992, Foothills has been committed to providing a progressive learning environment that suits the developmental learning needs of children and adolescents. A project-based program integrated with visual and performing arts helps students develop independent perspectives, academic competencies, social-emotional skills, and a sense of civic responsibility. Annual trips take advantage of Boise’s location in the Intermountain West. Foothills places a high value on maintaining a collegial and collaborative atmosphere among employees. There is an expectation of continuous growth and improvement for all employees and support for professional development inside and outside the school.


At Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, we ignite a passion for learning through a progressive approach to education. In this vibrant learning community, education is an active and collaborative experience. Through a challenging inquiry based curriculum, Foothills students explore their ideas and develop curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and confidence. Embracing each individual's unique strengths and contributions, we guide children to know themselves and to understand their role in a global community.



Future Openings

Foothills School has an open application process for qualified candidates for full- and part-time PreK to 9th Grade teaching positions as well as for administrative staff positions. The school seeks candidates with a strong commitment to Foothills' mission and values, collaborative team teaching, a particular interest in Project Based Learning, and a proven capacity to meet the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of students in a classroom setting. 

Criteria for applicants:
  • A Bachelor's Degree is required (with rare exceptions)
  • A Master's Degree and direct classroom teaching experience is preferred
  • Expertise and specialized training in specific subject disciplines and/or grade levels
  • A diverse educational and experiential background is also preferred to offer the best potential for success in our unique teaching environment

If you are interested in employment at Foothills, please send a resume to Katie McClay (

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.