Why Give

For over 100 years, The Foote School has been a model in elementary and middle school education for students, teachers and families. Children develop creativity, critical thinking skills and resilience through hands-0n learning.


Gifts to The Foote School are not only greatly appreciated but essential to sustaining the quality, depth and diversity of programs that our students experience every day. Like all independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of providing an exceptional education for every Foote student. We rely on both tuition income and philanthropic gifts to balance our budget each year.

Foote is committed to providing financial aid to families who could not otherwise afford tuition. In 2016-17, we provided $1.9 million to new and returning families. Foote is a small school and every gift—of any size—makes a meaningful impact. Your gift supports the important work we do today and strengthens our school for tomorrow.

Volunteerism is equally important in cultivating our vibrant community of learners. Contributions of time and talent enable our school to thrive. Your generosity supports the people and programs that make our school so special: talented teachers, innovative curriculum, diverse community and inspiring learning environments.

Thank you for supporting our school. Please feel free to contact the Development Office if you are interested in learning more about opportunities for contributing to Foote.

Foote was more than a school to my brother [Aditya '99] and me. As newcomers to the States, it was our first community and extended family. We are indebted to Foote not only for affording us a phenomenal education but also for the kindness and encouragement shown to us during our time there.

Divita Mehta '97

Fourth graders spend weeks sculpting clay candle houses in art class. For a few glorious moments, their creations light up a darkened Sandine Theater as part of a winter-themed celebration.