Foothills Academy was founded to serve academically advanced students who are college-bound and who flourish in a highly personalized learning environment. Our task is to balance student-centered, personalized teaching approaches with the curriculum-centered emphasis of college preparation. To maintain our productive academic environment we have kept our classes informal, allowing each student to grow and develop to maximum potential. Our teachers are qualified to teach their subject areas at advanced levels. At the same time they are sensitive to students’ personal needs.
Finally, an outstanding quality of educational life at Foothills Academy is friendship. Students from grades 7-12 can be seen on the campus grounds talking as friends, regardless of age or height. And, it’s not unusual to find a faculty member among the students, laughing and talking as one of the group. Foothills Academy students can think on their own, they can exercise leadership, they are sensitive to their surroundings, and they are able to develop rich social relationships. Foothills Academy graduates take these qualities with them in a powerful combination for their future.