Admissions Process

Our admissions process is designed to be a comfortable experience during which you learn about Foote School's philosophy, curriculum and culture, and the Admissions Team learns about your child and family.

Admissions Process By Grade

Kindergarten

1. Request Information

2. Visit

3. Apply Online

4. Schedule Parent Interview

Parent Interview (30 minutes) — Log into your account to access the parent interview schedule. You'll meet with a member of the Admissions Office. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about your child and family and for you to ask questions and learn more about Foote.

5. Student Visit

Saturday Morning Kindergarten Visit (1 hour, 15 minutes) — Your child visits a Kindergarten classroom for small-group play with other applicants and an individual developmental assessment with a member of the Kindergarten admissions team. Meanwhile, prospective parents meet with Foote parents and students in the library to learn more about Foote and ask questions. A member of the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule your visit.

5. Apply for Financial Aid, if applicable

Grades 1-3

1. Request Information

2. Visit

3. Apply Online

4. Schedule Your Classroom Visit & Parent Interview

Student Visit (1.5 hours) — The applicant visits a Kindergarten, Grade 1 or Grade 2 classroom with a Foote buddy for 1 hour, followed by an individual assessment in language arts and math.

Parent Interview (30 minutes) — After your child is settled in the classroom, we will meet for the parent interview. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about your child and family and for you to ask questions and learn more about Foote.

5. Apply for Financial Aid, if applicable

Grades 4-6

1. Request Information

2. Visit

3. Apply Online

4. Schedule Your Classroom Visit & Parent Interview

Student Visit (8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) — The applicant visits a Grade 3, 4 or 5 classroom with a Foote buddy for the morning, followed by an individual assessment in language arts and math.

Parent Interview (30 minutes) — After your child is settled in the classroom, we will meet for the parent interview. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about your child and family and for you to ask questions and learn more about Foote.

5. Apply for Financial Aid, if applicable

Grades 7 & 8

1. Request Information

2. Visit

3. Apply Online

4. Schedule Your Classroom Visit & Parent Interview (Middle School applicants must complete visits by February 1.)

Student Visit (8:15 a.m. - 12:30 or 2:15 p.m.) — The applicant visits a Grade 6 or 7 classroom with a Foote host for the morning and stays through lunch with the homeroom. The applicant should bring a packed lunch for the visit. During the visit, the applicant will meet with Head of Middle School John Turner for a conversation. The applicant also has the option to stay for the two afternoon classes and get picked up at 2:15. Please let us know if your child prefers a full-day visit.

Parent Interview (30 minutes) — After your child is settled in the classroom, we will meet for the parent interview. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about your child and family and for you to ask questions and learn more about Foote.

5. Assessment — Applicants should sign up to take the Middle Level test for either the ISEE (Code 071033) or SSAT (Code 3184) and scores should be submitted to Foote by February 1. Applicants can also opt to take an in-house assessment during the student visit but this information needs to be communicated to us in advance so we can arrange the details.

6. Apply for Financial Aid, if applicable

Browse our Viewbook

Click below to download our admissions viewbook, or email admissions@footeschool.org to request a copy by mail.

The Foote School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs. The Foote School adheres to the Principles of Good Practice set forth by the National Association of Independent Schools.

Ninth graders cap their art experience at Foote by studying impressionist art and choosing a work to reproduce in oil on canvas. The project challenges students to emulate impressionist techniques, color palettes and style.

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Contact Us

Rachelle Byron, Director of Admissions and Outreach
Phone: 203-777-3464
Email: rbyron@footeschool.org

Kelly Small, Associate Director of Admissions & Director of Financial Aid
Phone: 203-777-3464
Email: ksmall@footeschool.org