Our mission is “to increase in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
Why do we exist?
Since 1902 Foothills has been educating children of the Napa Valley––roughly 25% of our families are multi-generational families whose parents and/or grandparents attended Foothills. While our name and locations may have changed, our purpose has remained consistent; to educate the whole child.
At Foothills our children get a strong academic education and are well-prepared for the next grade level. The children meet Jesus each day and have the opportunity to grow a personal relationship with Him. Our students also learn habits that will help them learn how to lead a happy, healthy life.
Healthy minds, healthy bodies, healthy relationships -- Living for Jesus!
Do you dream for your child to have not only an academically excellent education, but also a happy, healthy life?
Adventist education believes the aim of true education is to restore human beings into the image of God as revealed by the life of Jesus Christ. Only through the guidance of the Holy Spirit can this be accomplished. An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person—spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social-emotional—a process that spans a lifetime.
When we speak about educating the whole child we are talking about changing the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long term development and success of children. Here are five tenets from the whole child perspective on education:
A Growth Mindset
In the first few weeks of school, each teacher shares with students the secrets to learning: how their brains work and how the learning process happens. At Foothills we believe that having a growth mindset is very important to fulfilling our mission.
The beliefs children have about intelligence, effort, and how learning happens impact the choices they make about school. People tend to hold one of two different beliefs about intelligence:
Foothills believe that a growth mindset maximizes the potential growth of the whole child. To learn more about how our growth mindset benefits the children in our school click here to read "A Growth Mindset."
Attending our school provides students with the many advantages associated with a well-rounded education that focuses on the growth of the whole child. We invite you to learn more about how our mission and philosophy benefit the children in our school by clicking here to read about "The Foothills Advantage."