Foothill Elementary is a successful neighborhood school with high achieving students, an involved parent community, and a committed faculty and staff. Located in northwest Boulder, Foothill has been educating children for more than half a century. The BVSD curriculum is carried out with fidelity and the focus of our school is to develop the whole child, meaning the academic and social well-being of all students.
Our students are supported by an array of services including special education, literacy support, talented and gifted, and an ELD program for students learning English as a second language. A community liaison supports families in many different ways and we are proud of our extensive parent volunteer program. Additionally, there are many extra-curricular and co-curricular options available to students including PE fall fun days, garden to table program, FoxTracks (a car-free rewards program supporting our Green Star school), student government, student-run conflict mediation and Battle of the Books.
Our school has been named a John Irwin School of Excellence for student achievement, a Green Star Environmental School for our waste-free recycling program and uses solar panels to generate a portion of our electricity. We are fortunate to be part of the Healthier US School Challenge program, offering a fresh salad bar every day to our students. Foothill is proud of the partnership it has nurtured between the families it serves, the students who attend and the educators who work here. From school-wide picnics and gardening to parent/teacher committees such as SAC and PTO, Foothill is a collaborative and vibrant learning environment.