Head of School Welcome

  • Welcome to Foothill Country Day School! 

    Nestled in a campus with beautiful grounds and impressive facilities is a diverse and inclusive learning community dedicated to the growth and development of the whole child.

    Founded in 1954, Foothill Country Day School is a fully accredited Kindergarten-8th grade independent school that builds a foundation of character and academic excellence by meeting children where they are.  At Foothill, our students are known and, therefore, appropriately challenged and excited to learn.  Our Mission and Core Values inspire our community of teachers to pursue continual improvement in practice and program so that your children will develop the ability to read and communicate well, think critically, embrace different perspectives, and act with kindness and courage.

    The academic and ethical foundation we provide enables our graduates to be ambitious, courageous, and compassionate as they move forward to high school and, from there, to some of the most selective colleges and universities in the nation. Providing your child the opportunity for a Foothill education is your sound investment in his or her future.

    Foothill students and alumni share the enduring founding values of personal integrity and hard work to achieve academic excellence, hallmarks of the School since its founding. Trustee leadership coupled with parent volunteerism and philanthropy have helped advance our beloved institution and demonstrate the sustained support of the community for our purpose and presence.

    I hope you enjoy learning more about us as you peruse our website, and we’d love to share Foothill with you in person. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Director of Enrollment to arrange for a visit to campus.  We think the energy and enthusiasm of our students, and the passion and dedication of our faculty and staff, best tell our story.

    I look forward to greeting you in person.


     Head of School's Signature

    Mike Silva
    Head of School