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Welcome to The Foote School! I hope to meet you soon.

Learning at Foote is an active experience for all members of our community. Our students learn by doing, from teachers who are deeply invested in their success. 

Walk onto our beautiful campus and you can instantly feel the excitement and joy of children learning and playing, of teachers and students interacting, and of a diverse and welcoming community sharing ideas and asking questions.

Children at Foote are celebrated for what makes them different by caring teachers who believe in their potential. Our size is just right: small enough to form a close community and large enough to offer diverse social and learning opportunities. 

Parents at Foote play an active role in school life and form close connections with each other and our faculty and staff. We welcome families from around Greater New Haven, who bring a diversity of perspectives and life experiences they share in classrooms and community events. Our Financial Aid program is among the most robust for any school our size because we value socioeconomic equity.

Since 1916, Foote School has been a leader in progressive education and has cultivated an atmosphere of excellence and mutual respect. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our history, mission and philosophy, and to see the joy of learning that takes place every day at Foote.

Thank you for your interest in our school.


Aléwa Cooper
Head of School

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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.