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Foothills Academy Reviews

Gain exclusive insight into life at Foothills Academy from our carefully curated video and written reviews that deliver in-depth insider info from parents, alumni and students.

Our Perspective on Foothills Academy

“Everybody is like me here.” That’s what one student said when asked why he liked going to Foothills. Indeed, while the academics are exceptional, as is the staff, it’s that relatability that is a draw for families, and which sits at the very core of the school’s success. We all do better in environments that we can relate to, and which in turn can relate to us. For the students that attend, Foothills is precisely that environment. If you have a chance, by all means, speak to a parent of a student, and remember to bring some tissues. The school rightly prides itself in making a difference in the lives of the children that attend, and they have, and they do, often in very moving ways. The students arrive having struggled in other settings, often lagging behind their peers in significant ways. That changes, often from the first day. It’s telling that at least one of the teachers—there may be more—is a graduate of the school. Not only has she achieved things that, perhaps, she at one point she may not have expected of herself, she also translates that experience to the students that she teaches today. In her, and in the school as a whole, students are encouraged to see the possibility within themselves. And, oftentimes, that makes all the difference.

Video reviews

Get crucial behind-the-scenes information about Foothills Academy from video interviews with probing questions that we recorded live with parents, current students, and recent alumni.

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Parent, Gord Laughy (2022)

Watch our parent interview with Gord Laughy to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Foothills Academy.

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Alum, Selina Novello (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Selina Novello to learn about the unique experience of attending Foothills Academy.

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Alum, Matthew Mickelson (2020)

Watch our alum interview with Matthew Mickelson to learn about the unique experience of attending Foothills Academy.

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Written reviews

Dive deeply into the real culture of Foothills Academy with reviews we’ve structured to highlight only the most valuable insights and opinions submitted by parents, students, and alumni.

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Parent, Michelle Housley (2022)

I will admit that the first few months that our son attended Foothills, he was not that happy. ...

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