At the heart of our school is the Perrine Library, an open sunny space that welcomes everyone in the community. The library houses an extensive collection of literature, reference materials, new fiction, classic selections, and multimedia. Students in every grade visit the library regularly. From kindergarten through sixth grade, children attend a library session once per cycle; in 7th-9th grades, teachers make arrangements to bring classes to the library during major research projects. Our expert librarians conduct read-alouds, support students’ book selections, and lead classes in literary analysis and research skills. They also get to know each child’s preferences and interests so that they can offer personalized recommendations.
Computer coding is an interactive, hands-on pursuit at Foote. For a third grade STEM project, students design robots using LEGOs and program their movements using click-and-drag Scratch coding.