"Academics go hand-in-hand with a focus on social and emotional growth, helping children understand their own selves and cultivate empathy for others."
Parents at Foote
We believe the school-home partnership is essential to student success and to building a vibrant school community where parents feel welcome.
Foote teachers and parents share information regularly, and meet for conferences several times each year. Our Head of School maintains an open-door policy and parents are encouraged to share perspectives and feedback about our program in meetings, surveys and casual conversations.
Parents also enrich learning by sharing their talents, expertise and family traditions with classes. They support the school in many ways, such as library volunteering, cooking with classes and chaperoning field trips. Our active Parent Teacher Council organizes the annual Book Fair, Book Swap, Family Fun Day, May Day Picnic, ice skating social and other activities that help bring the parent community together. All parents are members of the PTC and encouraged to participate in the events and projects it coordinates.
"Foote reached out to connect us with other families and to thoroughly understand our children in a way that gave us a great deal of comfort."
"Foote has provided a welcoming environment during a time of many unknowns."
"Both of my children have developed a love of learning and I am sure it was first cultivated in Kindergarten."
"Foote teachers have a deep understanding of the unique needs of young children."
"My years as a student at Foote were life-changing and I feel lucky that Foote is my daughter's school as well."
"Foote leads with love and kindness."
"Sending our children to Foote was one of the best decisions we've made as parents."
"Foote’s warm and welcoming environment has inspired our daughters to take an active role in their own education."
"We have seen our children grow intellectually and emotionally."
"We have seen our sons grow to be engaged citizens of the world."
When we were looking at Foote, I didn't expect the community piece to be so strong. There are so many ways to get involved—in the classroom, on the PTC, the Board or MOSAIC—and that really brings you into the school community.
Zehra Patwa, Foote parent
Parents have been integral to the success of Foote School since its founding in 1916. Today parents contribute to the school in ways big and small, among them making flower crowns for children to wear on May Day.