How learning about communities—and serving them—is readying Foote students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow
Foote School has been part of the fabric of New Haven for more than a century and enjoys strong connections to our city today. Teachers make abundant use of the cultural and natural resources in our city and region to enhance classroom learning. Our location in the heart of New Haven puts us within easy walking distance of world-class art and natural history museums, parks, natural areas, houses of worship and community organizations that serve as venues for experiential learning.
On any given day, a class might be sketching city architecture on the New Haven Green, studying aquatic species in the West River or volunteering at St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen. These authentic experiences make learning real and exciting, and broaden students’ perspectives by introducing them to people with backgrounds and life experiences different from their own.
New Haven is our extended classroom, where students learn about people, art, history, the environment and community. First and second graders took a trip to the Green to sketch the three churches, tour city hall and meet Mayor Harp.