Students at Foote are active and engaged. Our teachers embrace the idea that learning occurs best when students have the opportunity to apply concepts and skills in meaningful ways, and when they can make connections among ideas from many subject areas. The curriculum at Foote reflects the school’s core values as well as the best in current instructional practice. Our goal in each discipline is to prepare students to contribute to and participate in society. Teachers and students develop and practice foundational skills, learn and apply content knowledge, and engage in higher-order thinking.
Through their middle school classes and experiences at Foote, students truly become world explorers. They launch rockets and follow the movements of clouds, travel through time to witness conversations with early American poets and legislators, carve seals and flowers from blocks of stone and sit down to dinner with the families of new friends in China.
Susan Neitlich, Middle School Humanities Teacher
The sixth grade Festival of the World caps a yearlong study of global cultures, religions and geography. Each student studies a different country, creating a range of informational and artistic projects, including a model of a famous landmark.