Signs are everywhere that Foote is returning to its pre-pandemic self.
Beginning in seventh grade, every Foote student takes Latin in addition to a modern language, providing a common experience for our middle school students. Interdisciplinary, thematic units focus on Latin language while incorporating Roman culture, history and mythology. At the end of the Foote School Latin program, students are poised to read the great works of Roman authors with a linguistic and historical perspective. From the first year, classes involve a balance of written work, spoken Latin, creative composition and illustration. Research projects allow for individual investigation of topics such as historical and legendary figures of Roman history, mythology, daily life and the topography and monuments of the ancient city.
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.
Head of Middle School Barrington "Barry" Fulton Jr. is a dynamic educator who has spent nearly two decades as an independent school teacher and leader. Barry has passion for working with middle school students and a personal warmth that fosters trust and partnership with students, parents and faculty.