After Foote

My Foote education has helped me immensely throughout my life. It helps me recognize my options. It allows me to think critically. It has shaped and influenced my view of justice and equity. It gave me an inclusive view of the world, a comfort with expression and speaking truth to power. Some of these things were immediate for me and some I did not realize until much later in life.

Allyx Schiavone '85, Executive Director, Friends Center for Children, New Haven, CT

Students leave Foote with a globally inspired education and a sense of having contributed to a community that valued them and supported their journey from childhood to young adulthood. Each family benefits from thorough secondary school counseling, ensuring the best possible option for the student. The most common choices in recent years have been area independent high schools. Many students also select independent boarding schools and public high schools. Feedback from high schools and colleges indicates that Foote alumni enjoy a high degree of academic success and involvement in student life. Our graduates include playwrights, scientists, journalists, college presidents, restaurateurs, judges, athletes, engineers, diplomats and more.

Many alumni cite Foote as their most formative educational experience, leading them to fulfilling careers in the arts, sciences, humanities and more. This woodblock print by Foote alumna Nara Giannella ‘01 was inspired by her visit to a Japanese city with her name, Nara, and reflects the inner peace she found there.

Next Steps

In the past five years, Foote graduates have attended more than 60 different high schools, both private and public.


attend independent day schools


attend independent boarding schools


attend public high schools

High School Choices

Secondary schools with the most graduates attending:

Choate 79
Hopkins 47
Wilbur Cross HS 13
Guilford High School 12
Hamden Hall 12
Cheshire Academy 11
Amity Regional HS 7


College Choices

Colleges with the most graduates attending:

Yale University 29
Brown University 6
University of Chicago 6
Univ Colorado Boulder 5
UConn 5
Boston College 4
Colby College 4
Connecticut College 4
Lafayette College 4
New York University 4