Students
  • Can I apply for admission online?

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    All applications for admission to Foothill must be submitted online. Prospective families are asked to visit the Admissions website as early as possible in order to become familiar with the application process, requirements and timelines.

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  • Can interested families visit the school?

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    Absolutely! We invite and encourage all families interested in learning more about Foothill to call the Office of Admissions to schedule a time for a visit and tour. We host a series of on-campus tours events throughout the year. Please refer to Visit Us for more information.

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  • How old should my child be to enter kindergarten at Foothill?

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    Although most of our students are 5 years old at the start of the school year, we evaluate our applicants based on kindergarten readiness, not an age specific deadline. We also have a two-year transitional kindergarten (TK) program for children who would benefit from an additional year between preschool and kindergarten.

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  • Does Foothill accept applications from international students?

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    Foothill does not accept applications from international students and is not able to offer, process, or assist in the procurement of student visas (Form I-20).

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  • Where can I find the required inquiry and application forms?

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    The inquiry form for all interested families can be found here.
    The link to the online application for the 2018-2019 academic year can be found here.

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  • How many new students enroll at Foothill each year?

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    The number of new students who apply and are admitted to Foothill annually vary, but on average, we enroll approximately 36 kindergarten students, and 1-2 new students in each grade. These numbers are approximate and are not a guarantee of the number of seats available to new students.

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  • Does Foothill offer before and after school care?

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    Yes, care is available from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm with working families in mine! Read more about that on the After School page.

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  • Where do Foothill students go for high school and college?

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    Wherever they want! Foothill students are well prepared to attend the school of their choice. Need examples? Our alumni of the last three years are attending high schools here and our alumni are currently attending colleges and universities here.

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  • When will we receive notification of admission decisions?

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    Notification letters for admission and enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will be emailed on March 15, 2019.

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  • What does it mean to be on the wait list?

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    Foothill often has more qualified applicants than open seats in each class. The wait list consists of a small group of students for each grade who would be appropriate for Foothill but cannot be initially accepted. The waiting list for each grade is unranked; should space become available, all applicants for the space to be filled will be considered. Students are not admitted during the school year. The Admission Office makes every effort to contact families on the waiting list who are eligible for consideration should changes occur.

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  • What is Foothill's Non-Discrimination Policy?

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    Foothill Country Day School has an institutional commitment to diversity. Foothill Country Day School does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other group protected under Federal law. This non-discriminatory policy covers admission and tuition assistance programs as well as all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.

    Foothill Country Day School values your privacy. The application process is completely confidential. We will not disclose any information obtained during this process to anyone including, but not limited to family contact information, academic records, student performance, references and test results. 

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  • How do I apply for financial aid?

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    Visit our Financial Aid page for information and application instructions.

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  • What is the typical amount of a financial aid award?

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    There is no typical award amount, as families are evaluated individually. Financial aid packages range from a $1,000 to a significant potion of tuition. Financial aid does not cover fees.

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  • Will my records be confidential?

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    The financial aid committee, composed of senior administrators, maintains strict confidentiality over financial aid files. Only those who are directly involved in the decision-making and administration of financial aid have access to the information. Confidentiality is required of all aid recipient families, as well.

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  • What if I am separated or divorced?

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    While Foothill recognizes the challenges involved in these situations, it is expected that all family resources will be committed to the child’s education. Both custodial and non-custodial parents are required to complete financial aid applications and submit all necessary documentations.

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  • Does Foothill consider if we have other children college or in other private schools?

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    Foothill does give consideration to other tuitions being paid by a family, but only to the extent equal to Foothill’s tuition.

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  • What factors are considered in determining the amount that will be offered to families?

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    All of Foothill’s financial aid awards are based strictly on demonstrated need. Priority is given to current families. Foothill does not give scholarships for special talents or academic merit. Although family income level is a significant consideration, many other factors are considered in the decision-making process. These factors include, but are not limited to: the number of children attending schools for which tuition is paid, other family dependents, assets and liabilities, unusual expenses, etc. The school will learn of these special considerations from the information provided on the financial aid application and on any other supplemental information that families provide.

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