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

Foothills School of Arts & Sciences


Located in downtown Boise, Idaho, Foothills School of Arts & 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. Progressive education at Foothills involves learning by doing, student voice and choice, real-world connections, and contribution to the school and local community. A project-based program integrated with visual and performing arts helps students develop critical thinking, the ability to “figure out how to figure things out.” Graduates from Foothills leave with confidence and a sense of social 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 faculty members. There is an expectation of continuous growth and improvement for all faculty and support for professional development inside and outside the school. 


K-6 Spanish: We are currently hiring for a part-time K-6 Spanish teacher. If you are interested, please send a resume to Katie McClay (

Substitute Teachers: We are seeking candidates for Substitute Teacher positions. If you are interested, please send a resume to Katie McClay (

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 identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or other classifications protected by law, in all of its operations.