Foote's longtime drama chair reflects on his 52-year teaching career ahead of his retirement this June.
Students take visual art, drama and music in every grade, learning to express themselves creatively—as individuals and in ensembles—while gaining an understanding of the beauty and range of the human experience. Under the guidance of expert faculty, students draw inspiration for their own creations by studying the works of great artists, playwrights and composers. Many Foote alumni have gone on to fulfilling careers in the arts as actors, illustrators, jazz musicians and composers.
The Ellie Warburg Class of 1945 Visiting Artist Program was established in 2016 in honor of Elinor Bozyan Warburg ’45, a devoted Foote alumna and lover of the arts, with funds donated by her family and classmates. The program brings a different visiting artist to Foote each year to work with and perform for students, faculty and parents.
Fourth graders made Pointillist paintings inspired by the French impressionist Georges Seurat, learning to mix color and to render animals.