School Day Schedule

Foote’s schedule was developed to support student learning and success. Children’s days are rich and stimulating, and play is a priority; every grade goes outside for recess twice a day. Our schedule is tailored to each age level based on a clear understanding of child development. Each day balances time for active learning with periods for reflection to nurture the whole child.

Foote operates on a six-day cycle (A-F Days). Most class periods are 45 minutes; art and some science classes are 90 minutes each. The core subjects are taught 5-6 times per cycle.

K-5 Schedule

7:45 Early Drop-Off
8:00 Arrival
8:15 - 10:00 Class Periods 1 & 2
10:00 - 10:30Recess
10:30 - 12:30Class Periods 3 & 4
12:30 - 1:30Lunch (in classroom with teachers) and Recess
1:30 - 3:00Class Periods 5 & 6
3:00Dismissal
3:00 - 5:30After School Program

6-9 Schedule

7:45 Early Drop-Off
8:10 School Day Begins
8:10 - 8:30 Advisory Period
8:30 - 10:00Class Periods 1 & 2
10:00 - 10:15Recess
10:15 - 11:45Class Periods 3 & 4
11:45 - 12:15Lunch with Advisors
12:15 - 12:45Flex Time (Recess & Student Activity Clubs)
12:45 - 2:15Class Periods 5 & 6
2:15 - 3:00Study Hall / Student Activity Clubs with Advisors
3:00 - 5:30Sports & Drama Rehearsal (completed by 5:00), After School Program

The seventh grade Heroes Project combines art and humanities in a fun and challenging way that lets students explore their values. After writing an essay on a person they admire, students draw a portrait using craypas on cardboard.

When a student in my classroom shows curiosity in a topic, we have the flexibility in our schedules to spend a little extra time on it because we're not teaching toward a test. We're able to explore what our students are interested in and, in doing so, validate their curiosity

Jake Burt, Grade 5 Teacher