Admissions Process 

Our admissions process is designed to be a comfortable experience during which you learn about Foote School’s philosophy, curriculum and culture, and the Admissions Team learns about your child and family.  

The admissions season begins at the start of the school year for entry into Foote the following fall.  Admissions applications must be completed by February 1 and financial aid applications must be completed by February 15 for consideration by the March notification dates.  March admissions notifications are mailed by March 1 for Grades 6-8 and March 10 for Kindergarten-Grade 5.  Enrollment contracts are due by April 10.  After the application deadline, we have rolling admissions as space is available.  We welcome your inquiry regarding possible enrollment at any time.

Click the steps below for more information. 

1. Visit Foote

Parent Tours 2016-2017
9:00 - 10:30am

Other opportunities to visit Foote and learn more about our school programs and community are Family Open Houses and Parent Programs.

Family Open Houses 2016-2017
Middle School Open House (Grade 6-8)
Sunday, November 6 1:00 p.m.
Parent session, student minicourses, student panel discussion and tours

Lower School Open House (Kindergarten - Grade 3)
Saturday, December 3 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and registration in the Perrine Library followed by a family scavenger hunt to explore campus and learn more about Foote.

Parent Programs
Discover Foote's  Early Years (Kindergarten and Grade 1)
Tuesday, November 15 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 12 7:00 p.m.
A presentation to share Foote's thoughtful, project based curriculum and vibrant community

Prospective Parent Gathering (all grades)
Tuesday, December 6 7:00 p.m.
Connect with Foote community members at a wine and cheese reception in our Perrine Library

Please RSVP by emailing admissions@footeschool.org with you name, child's name and inquiring grade.

2. Apply

Contact the Admissions Office if you are interested in applying (203-777-3464, admissions@footeschool.org). The application includes: the application form and a $30 application fee. All documents need to be submitted by February 1. Common Student Evaluations and Record Release forms should be submitted to your child's current school. Please request that the school sends the completed forms directly to Foote.

3. Parent Interview, Classroom Visit and Assessment

 

 

Parent Interview, Classroom Visit, and Assessment

Please allow 24 hours for the office to process your application, then log back into your account to access the remaining documents.  All applicants need to schedule a parent interview by accessing the interview calendar online.  Classroom visits and assessments are handled differently for different grade levels so please review the information below for your child’s applying grade.

 

Applying to Kindergarten

Saturday Kindergarten Visit (1 hr morning visit)
Visit a Kindergarten classroom for small group play with other Kindergarten applicants and an individual developmental assessment with a member of the Kindergarten Admissions Team. Meanwhile, prospective parents meet with Foote parents and students in the Library to learn more about Foote and ask questions. 


Parent Interview
Log into your account to access the parent interview schedule.  Please allow thirty minutes to meet with a member of the Admissions office.  This is an opportunity for us to learn more about your child and family and for you to ask questions and learn more about Foote.


Applying to Grades 1-3

Student Visit (1 ½ hr visit)
The applicant visits a Kindergarten, Grade 1 or Grade 2 classroom with a Foote buddy for 1 hour, followed by an individual assessment in language arts and math. 


Parent Interview
After your child is settled in the classroom, we will meet for the parent interview for roughly 30 minutes.  This is an opportunity for us to learn more about your child and family and for you to ask questions and learn more about Foote.


Applying to Grades 4-6

Student Visit (8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.):
The applicant visits a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom with a Foote buddy for the morning, followed by an individual assessment in language arts and math. 

Parent Interview
After your child is settled in the classroom, we will meet for the parent interview for roughly 30 minutes.  This is an opportunity for us to learn more about your child and family and for you to ask questions and learn more about Foote.


Applying to Grades 7-8
Middle School applicants need to complete visits by February 1

Student Visit (8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2:15 p.m.)
The applicant visits a 6th or 7th grade classroom with a Foote host for the morning and stays through lunch with the homeroom. The applicant should bring a packked lunch for the visit. The applicant also has the option to stay for the two afternoon classes and get picked up at 2:15 p.m.  Please let us know if your child prefers a full day visit. During the student visit, the applicant will meet with the Head of Middle School John Turner for a conversation.  

Assessment
Applicants should sign up to take the Middle Level test for either the  ISEE (Code 071033) or SSAT (Code 3184) and scores should be submitted to Foote by February 1.  Applicants can also opt to take an in-house assessment during the student visit but this information needs to be communicated to us in advance so we can arrange the details. 

Parent Interview
After your child is settled in the classroom, we will meet for the parent interview for roughly 30 minutes.  This is an opportunity for us to learn more about your child and family and for you to ask questions and learn more about Foote.

4. Apply for Financial Aid, if applicable

Please review  Affording Foote for more information. 

Financial Aid applications are due by February 15.


The Foote School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs. The Foote School adheres to the Principles of Good Practice; set forth by the National Association of Independent Schools.