Foothills School of Arts & Sciences

Foothills School of Arts & Sciences is an independent school in downtown Boise. Serving pre-school through 9th grade.

Operating as usual

09/14/2021

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." ~Chinese proverb

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." ~Chinese proverb

09/10/2021

We love our teachers! We're so fortunate to have such hard-working, kind, fun, creative, talented, and energetic teachers at Foothills. Huge gratitude to all of our teachers and staff for all that they continually do for our students and school!

We love our teachers! We're so fortunate to have such hard-working, kind, fun, creative, talented, and energetic teachers at Foothills. Huge gratitude to all of our teachers and staff for all that they continually do for our students and school!

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 09/08/2021

In 3-4 literacy, students are discussing books in small groups in seminar; reading books of their choosing; and sharing introductory questions and responses with a classmate in buddy writing. They also finished organizing and categorizing books in the class, practiced "word work" as they identified and looked up unfamiliar words, practiced cursive writing, and responded to prompts in their writers' notebooks.

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 09/01/2021

In Visual Arts, our 3rd and 4th graders are studying artists who use recycled materials and trash to create their artwork, as well as creating pieces that make statements about the trash produced in society. These magazine collages are the first example of this exploration. Based on the work of American artist Derek Gores, our 3-4 students used different scraps from old magazines to build these lovely self-portraits.

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 08/30/2021

Our Early Learners (preschool students) had a great first week of school! They remind us what it means to be playful, curious, creative, kind, innovative, and active as learners.

08/26/2021

Our Kindergarten students are enjoying singing and experimenting with instruments this week, and we're so excited to welcome our new music teacher Stephanie to Foothills!

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 08/24/2021

For the past week, our Kindergarten students have been exploring their new classroom and outdoor play space; enjoying the art studio, Spanish, and music; having fun at recess together; learning new skills in math and literacy; and building a strong community with their classmates and teachers.

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 08/18/2021

We are enjoying a great first week of school with our K-9th grade students, and we're looking forward to welcoming our Early Learners next week!

08/16/2021

Looking forward to seeing all of our K-9 students tomorrow for our first day together!

Looking forward to seeing all of our K-9 students tomorrow for our first day together!

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 08/11/2021

Foothills teachers and staff are getting everything ready to welcome back our K-9 students next week!

08/04/2021

We're getting excited to see all of our students, teachers, and families very soon!

We're getting excited to see all of our students, teachers, and families very soon!

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 07/15/2021

Here are some fun memories from when our now 6th and 7th graders were 1st and 2nd graders. In Project Based Learning years ago, they interviewed each other as "Great Thinkers," like Stephen Hawking, Georgia O'Keefe, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Frida Kahlo, and Albert Einstein, among others. They created a list of attributes that they thought these great thinkers possessed, including grit/persistence, passion, contributing to community, innovation, courage, and overcoming adversity. They focused on these qualities as they performed their interviews and shared meaningful highlights from these people's lives.

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 07/12/2021

It's been fun to look back through our Kindergarten students' field day pictures at the Foothills Learning Center, which were taken right before school was out. Big thanks to Cora's mom for capturing these sweet moments!

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 07/08/2021

This year our Kindergarten students spent a lot of time thinking about and studying birds in Project Based Learning. They learned about bird adaptations, designed bird houses, and thought of ways to help birds in the wild. Our K students then created these lovely and whimsical "bird self-portraits," representing their own personality traits through colors, shapes, and features.

06/23/2021

Toward the end of the school year, our Early Learner (preschool) students realized that there was a mama duck in a nest with eggs right outside of their outdoor play area. They were even able to watch her ducklings hatch and then later waddle off with their mom on their first excursion. Afterward, they wanted to make their own nests and collected materials that they thought would make cozy secure nests, based on what they'd learned.

Toward the end of the school year, our Early Learner (preschool) students realized that there was a mama duck in a nest with eggs right outside of their outdoor play area. They were even able to watch her ducklings hatch and then later waddle off with their mom on their first excursion. Afterward, they wanted to make their own nests and collected materials that they thought would make cozy secure nests, based on what they'd learned.

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 06/09/2021

We still have openings in our Preschool and Kindergarten classes for next year and are offering tours this summer. If interested in learning more, please contact our Admissions Director Katy Young at [email protected] or 208.331.9260.

06/04/2021

We hope your summer is feeling like this so far!

We hope your summer is feeling like this so far!

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 05/26/2021

We are very excited to celebrate our amazing 9th grade graduates later this afternoon!

05/13/2021

At Foothills, our students engage in conversations about books they're reading, present on topics of interest that they're researching, and support one another as they listen to new ideas and consider complex real-world issues.

At Foothills, our students engage in conversations about books they're reading, present on topics of interest that they're researching, and support one another as they listen to new ideas and consider complex real-world issues.

05/06/2021

Today is the last day to support Idaho Gives! Foothills School is excited to be part of #IdahoGives -- a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center -- designed to bring the state together, raising awareness and money for Idaho nonprofits!

To learn more visit: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/foothills-school-of-arts-and-sciences

Today is the last day to support Idaho Gives! Foothills School is excited to be part of #IdahoGives -- a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center -- designed to bring the state together, raising awareness and money for Idaho nonprofits!

To learn more visit: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/foothills-school-of-arts-and-sciences

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 05/05/2021

We still have a few openings in our preschool program for next year. For anyone interested, please contact our Admissions Director Katy Young ([email protected] or 208.331.9260) today to find out more information or to schedule a tour. www.foothillsschool.org

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 05/02/2021

Our 7th, 8th, and 9th grade U.S. History students rocked out on their debates this week. These Jr. High students rose to the challenge, taking on incredibly difficult and complex issues such as social media, inequality in the United States, systemic racism, the U.S. economic system, the death penalty, mask mandates, bottled water, and climate change. Their ability to articulate their positions, listen carefully to their opponents' arguments, and synthesize their research in carefully crafted opening statements was superb. And, of course, their ability to acknowledge and learn multiple perspectives on any given issue was great to see as well.

04/29/2021

Idaho Gives begins today! Foothills School is excited to be part of #IdahoGives -- a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center -- designed to bring the state together, raising awareness and money for Idaho nonprofits!

To learn more visit: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/foothills-school-of-arts-and-sciences

Idaho Gives begins today! Foothills School is excited to be part of #IdahoGives -- a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center -- designed to bring the state together, raising awareness and money for Idaho nonprofits!

To learn more visit: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/foothills-school-of-arts-and-sciences

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 04/27/2021

Our Kindergartners in action!

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 04/25/2021

Our Jr. High students had a great day exploring downtown Boise last week!

04/21/2021

Big thanks to camp counselors and emcees Kelly and Guy for a fun auction. Remember, it's not too late to raise your paddle... or get your raffle ticket for the Van Moof electric bike! And when you do, we promise Guy and Kelly will toss a marshmallow!

Big thanks to camp counselors and emcees Kelly and Guy for a fun auction. Remember, it's not too late to raise your paddle... or get your raffle ticket for the Van Moof electric bike! And when you do, we promise Guy and Kelly will toss a marshmallow!

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 04/20/2021

Our first all-school family scavenger hunt was an amazingly fun and exhilarating experience! Thank you to everyone who was involved in the day, and congratulations to our top three group finishers. Our winning teams had to work VERY HARD to complete most of the 75 missions!!

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 04/16/2021

Our silent auction is open! This year, thanks to the generosity of many wonderful donors, we have over 40 incredible auction items, including a private pontoon boat (with slide!) for 16 on Payette Lake, Dechutes Brewery Reserve Beer Collection, a weekend in McCall with a private flight tour of the Frank Church Wilderness, a Behind-the-Scenes tour at Zoo Boise, a picnic with the EL teachers, a private yoga class, family fun at Roaring Springs, a family photoshoot, private parties at some of Boise's hottest spots, dining and wine packages, class artwork from each dyad, and so MUCH MORE! Be sure to check your email today for all the details! Or learn more about our auction and celebration here: https://foothillsschool.ejoinme.org/2021

04/11/2021

Troop 120 is excited for the Scavenger Hunt! We hope you are too! Learn more here: https://foothillsschool.ejoinme.org/scavengerhunt

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 04/09/2021

Our Jr. High students had fun on their first of several field day adventures this week! They saw owls and explored the foothills by the Foothills Learning Center, played games at Camel's Back Park, and enjoyed treats at Goody's.

04/03/2021

Our students were loving the beautiful weather yesterday! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Our students were loving the beautiful weather yesterday! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

04/01/2021

So nice to have these sunny afternoons as spring begins! ☀️🌈

So nice to have these sunny afternoons as spring begins! ☀️🌈

Photos from Foothills School of Arts & Sciences's post 03/31/2021

Our Jr. High students have been flexing their artistic skills this week during a drawing unit in Visual Arts.

03/30/2021

Get excited! Foothills School Annual Auction and Celebration are almost here! And this year, we're adding a daytime event too... a fun family Scavenger Hunt!
Mark your calendar for April 17th and then learn more and purchase tickets here: https://foothillsschool.ejoinme.org/2021

Get excited! Foothills School Annual Auction and Celebration are almost here! And this year, we're adding a daytime event too... a fun family Scavenger Hunt!
Mark your calendar for April 17th and then learn more and purchase tickets here: https://foothillsschool.ejoinme.org/2021

03/19/2021

Last week in Visual Arts, our 3rd and 4th graders began work on their final story quilt. They drew images of people and stories on fabric transfer paper. These images were then colored with markers, crayons, and colored pencils. When the drawings were finished, students took turns using an iron to attach the transfer to a piece of fabric. After Spring Break, they will use patterned fabric, needles, and thread to finish their quilts.

Last week in Visual Arts, our 3rd and 4th graders began work on their final story quilt. They drew images of people and stories on fabric transfer paper. These images were then colored with markers, crayons, and colored pencils. When the drawings were finished, students took turns using an iron to attach the transfer to a piece of fabric. After Spring Break, they will use patterned fabric, needles, and thread to finish their quilts.

Videos (show all)

7th graders enjoy 4-square
Foothills Annual Campaign 2020
Kindergarten music class
How we see our students...
6th Grader Plays Original Composition
Early Learner Preschool Program Overview
Old Foothills Kindergarten Performance - fun memory!
Missing parties??! Here's a clip from one of our Jr. High parent parties. Thanks for that, Julie 😂!
Early Learner classroom tour
9th Grade Mentorship Project - Learning about Birds of Prey

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601 S 9th St
Boise, ID
83702

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5:45pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:45pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:45pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:45pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:45pm
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