Our campus — with its gardens, Sacred Woods, ropes course, playgrounds, and fields — is the perfect supplement to the learning happening inside the classroom. This week we asked our faculty to share their thoughts on the benefits of teaching outside the traditional classroom setting.
The Foote School Blog
By Sue Shaw
Learning Support Program
From kindergarten in 1989 as The Foote Class of 1999 to Hillhouse High School and Southern Connecticut State University to the New Haven Police Academy it has been quite a trajectory for Chad.
This Week at Foote kindergarten continues their school study project and sits down with alum Landon Osborn, Class of 2004, as he speaks about his time at Foote School. Discover how Foote School impacted his life and learn how the school has changed since he was a student.
Tune in to This Week at Foote for an exclusive interview with Foote School alum Alex Kleiner ’00 as he talks to kindergarten students about how Foote has evolved since his time as a student while also staying true to its core values.
After the trip to Spain, our ninth graders took some time to reflect on their experiences.
Andrew’s science students are often seen exploring the Sacred Woods, making deeper connections with our campus’ ecosystem through physical interaction. Sometimes his classes will meet outside simply to enjoy their lesson in a natural setting.
We started our day with a morning hike at Theodore Roosevelt Island. It was a lovely spring morning, and students were able to observe the monuments, write some reflections of the trip in their journals, make some sketches of the beautiful surroundings, or simply enjoy the peace and quiet.
Some Apple watches say we walked over 8 miles today, or 18,772 steps. We started out day walking the hallowed paths of the Arlington National Cemetery and were struck by the vastness of the place.
This spring kindergarteners were treated to a special visit from alumnae Ginger Stevens May ’96 and Susie Swords Stevens ’62.
Our intrepid travelers gathered on Loomis Place bright and early, ready for adventure. After getting on the road in record time, we made our way down south to our nation’s capital.
We were wowed by this year's Earth Day art submissions!
By Claire Driver, 7Y
Original poetry in honor of Earth Day
By Annabelle, 1X
Original Earth Day poetry from this year's poetry/artwork submissions.
Allyx Schiavone ’85 doesn’t take “no” for an answer — not if she knows there is a better answer. She has made it her mission — and profession — to take up the causes that are closest to her heart, and she’s made it clear that she will not back down from a challenge.
When Elaina Pakutka shares her opinion about baseball, it’s safe to say that you should listen. The Foote 8th grader has done her research. Copious, calculated research.