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At Foothill Elementary, we focus on developing the social, emotional and academic needs of our students. Outside of teaching a comprehensive academic curriculum aligned to national standards, we help students develop life skills of empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. We believe that supporting students to build strong character is just as important as developing strong literacy and math skills.

Located in northwest Boulder, we are a proud neighborhood school that has stood as a pillar of our community since 1949. Foothill Elementary has a longstanding history of demonstrated high achievement and growth of our students, which is fostered by an outstanding faculty and staff. We value our ongoing relationships with our families and continually seek to build a welcome and inclusive school community.


Program Highlights

Distinct Honors Awarded to Foothill Elementary:
Academic Growth and Achievement for all Learners:
  • Innovative Learning spaces with flexible furnishing to meet the needs of all types of learners
  • Gifted and​ Talented (GT) resources primarily in grades 3-5 to provide academic enrichment and social-emotional support. All 2nd graders are screened and move forward with further gifted assessments as needed.
  • Special Education programming to support students with exceptional learning needs. The Resource and Intensive Learning Center (Grades K–5) Special Education teams work closely with families and staff to ensure that the learning experience of all students is rich and meaningful. 
  • The English ​Language Development (ELD) teacher and program supports the needs of students and families from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  
  • Universal Instruction that utilizes Fountas and Pinnel (K-5) and Fundations (K-3) as a curriculum resource
  • Small Group Targeted Instruction to support Phonemic Development, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency
  • Individualized and leveled literacy tools such as the Literacy Resource Book Room and Accelerated Reader (AR) program
  • Library ​Media Center with books and tools for learning at school and at home

  • Universal instruction using Math Expressions and Math IXL for supplemental learning and practice
  • Targeted intervention during Fox Den time
  • FOSS NextGen science curriculum
  • School wide access to Chromebooks, iPads and other technology tools
  • MakerSpace that enables students to actively engage in the design process 
  • Annual MakerFaire
  • Outdoor Learning Center and Community Garden
Social & Emotional Learning:
  • Social-Emotional lessons universally delivered by the School Counselor that explicitly teach emotional regulation and positive peer interactions
  • School wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) that support core values Respect, Responsibility, Kindness and Safety
  • Small group sessions with counseling team to support students with relationships and social development
  • Using the ABC Rotation Schedule, all students (K-5) receive an equal amount of time in  art, P.E. and music throughout the year
  • LifeLong Learning Classes
  • MakerFaire
  • Spelling Bee
  • Geography Bee
  • Math Olympiads
  • Battle of the Books
  • Reading to End Racism

School Accountability Committee (SAC) & Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Foothill is proud of the partnership it has nurtured between the families it serves, the students who attend and the amazing educators employed. Our Foothill Leadership Team comprised of parents, staff and teachers, including the School Accountability Committee (SAC) and Parent ​Teacher Organization (PTO)​, works collaboratively to offer many activities and learning experiences throughout the year. These events and experiences contribute to the connectedness of our community and the richness of the learning environment.


Visiting Fo​othill E​lement​​ary

  • We offer guided school tours during the open enrollment period in November and December.
  • For tours outside of the above options, please contact the office for more information at 720-561-2600.