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Welcome to The Foote School! Here, learning is an active experience for for everyone: Foote students learn by doing, from teachers who are deeply invested in their success. 
Aléwa Cooper
From the first steps onto our beautiful forested campus,  you can feel the same sense of excitement and joy that is reflected on campus — and in our classrooms — every day. Ours is a diverse, welcoming community that celebrates and honors each person as an individual. We delight in discovering what makes us different, while bonding through shared similarities. We confidently ask questions, and share our ideas.

Our size is just right: small enough to keep our community close and large enough to offer diverse social and learning opportunities. 

Parents/guardians are active in the school life, and we value their participation and perspective. We encourage our families to share their vast life experiences with our students and the greater community. 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

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.

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