A tradition of excellence...

FOOTHILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is a private Christian school, Kindergarten – 8th grade. Founded in 1964, our school is a ministry of FoothillCHURCH, located in Glendora, the Pride of the Foothills.
  • School Colors: Teal, black and white
  • Mascot: Eagle
  • Verse: Isaiah 40:31

FCS is proud to have accreditation with both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our teachers are credentialed and all employees are dedicated to serve our Lord, Jesus Christ.

ENROLLMENT - approximately 450 students; 27 faculty; Current Class Size - Kindergarten Student/Faculty Ratio 20:1; 1st – 8th grade Student/Faculty Ratio 21:1

A partnership with promise…

FCS believes that good communication is critical! Our website (www.foothillchristian.org) is the best way to keep track of key information, activities and events. Parents also have access to grades, homework assignments and class activities through a supplemental link from our website called: RenWeb. Parents can verify grades and assignments in the convenience of their homes in “real-time”! FCS also publishes a newsletter, e-Flourish, every two weeks, a monthly news feature, called the Foothill Page, and hosts a monthly informal meeting with the superintendent, called Coffee with Mr. G.

Parents and Grandparents are an integral part of the success of FCS. Volunteer hours are not mandatory, but there are a number of ways to get involved. From helping teachers in classrooms to lending a hand with major events like our annual golf tournament, annual fund dinner and Jog-a-thon, there is a place for you! Many of our parents also direct their support to FCS through the United Way, employer gift match programs, and Albertson’s/Target/Von’s retail cards. FCS does not sponsor candy or catalogue sales, but we do sell SCRIP gift cards. Every family is asked to purchase a minimum of $50 of Scrip each month for regular purchases of groceries, gasoline, fast-food, clothing, and so on. We offer over 100 choices for Scrip. A percentage of every Scrip sale comes right back to the school as income for needed improvements.

A comprehensive curriculum…

As opposed to using a single publisher, Foothill has opted for a diversified curriculum, enabling us to select what we feel are the finest materials from a variety of state approved publishers. Our reading programs combine award winning literature with phonics instruction.

The arts are an important part of education that is often neglected today. Students enjoy weekly classes in music, computer, library, Spanish, and physical education. Independent instructors also give lessons in piano, band, strings and chess. Our elementary “Fairy Tale Theatre” and junior high musical productions entertain the heart and refresh the soul!

Beginning in fourth grade students can experience the excitement of hands-on learning at various science and nature camps.

  • 4th grade - Rawhide Ranch
  • 5th grade - Catalina Island Marine Institute
  • 6th grade - Lake Arrowhead Alpine Camp
  • 7th grade - Palomar Nature Camp
  • 8th grade - Washington D.C.-Philadelphia-New York
Students may choose from a variety of elective courses ranging in categories of literature, geography, physical education, art, technology, drama, band, as well as other enrichment and high school prep classes. (Please note: Spanish is a junior high CORE class and is taken every day by all 6th – 8th graders.)

Parents can view grades on-line at any time. Traditional paper progress reports are not needed. Report cards are also posted on the web for parents to view. Only the final report card is sent home in paper form. The school provides students in grades 3rd – 8th with personal Homework Planners to help keep them organized.

  M-T-TH-F Wed.
K 8:30-2:30 8:30-1:15
1st 8:30-2:30 8:30-1:30
2nd-5th 8:15-2:50 8:15-1:50
6-8th 8:00-3:05 8:00-2:10
Please note that school dismisses earlier each Wednesday.

A foundation of faith...

FAITH IN ACTION Students are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Christ that is meaningful and transformational. Daily Bible lessons are geared toward character development and a growing awareness to serve others. Children (at all grade levels) participate in various community, urban and global projects to foster a servant’s heart for those less fortunate. Projects typically include: food drives, visits to retirement homes, inner-city toy and food distribution, Union Rescue’s “Urban Plunge”, a junior high Mexico Missions trips, and even a missions trip to the Dominican Republic.

Students have Chapel each Friday. Parents and friends are welcome to attend. Chapel offering is collected each week; this allows us to support ACSI Mission Schools and the various projects throughout the year. In the words of one of our students, “You’re never too young to serve Christ!”

An academic edge…

TECHNOLOGY (A Distinctive at FCS!)
We have a computer lab, plus every classroom is equipped with computers and access to the internet. Each computer is connected to a large TV screen and 3rd – 8th grade classrooms have “InterWrite” technology to enhance the instructional program.

Jr. High students may take computer courses in Web Page Design, Pod-Casting, Videography, Digital Photography, Multi Media, Web Design, and Garageband as part of our extensive elective program.

6-8th grade students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher may try out for our after school sports teams. Our teams play area Christian schools in the following sports:

  • Girls: volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, track
  • Boys: flag football, basketball, and soccer, track
Students in 6-8th grades have the opportunity to be involved in National Junior Beta Club, Missions Club, Cheerleading, Chess and more.

A wholesome environment…

FCS believes that a teacher must be able to teach without disruption to maximize learning potential. Teachers incorporate positive aspects to their classroom management program and work closely with parents when behavior standards are not being met. The best results happen when we work as a team…home, student, and school. You can view the Parent/Student Handbook on the school website for more detailed information.

Foothill Christian School requires students to wear uniforms. The uniforms may be purchased through Red Dot Uniforms in El Monte. The uniform company also sets up sales on campus 2-3 times per year. A link to their website, www.reddotuniforms.com, is available on the school website.

Hot lunches are prepared on campus and may be ordered on a daily or monthly basis through Regent Catering in our campus kitchen. Breakfast is also available. Menu’s are published on our main web page and sent home each month with the students.

Child care is available before and after school, throughout the summer months and during some holidays (6:30 AM – 6:00 PM). Students may arrive no earlier than ½ hour before school or 20 minutes after school and will not be charged for child care. We have several child care plans from which to choose. Please see the Financial Rate Sheet for more detailed information.

Students arriving no earlier than ½ hour before or leaving 20 minutes after school are not charged for child care.

An investment in the future…

To register, families must submit the registration forms and fees. This includes your child’s latest report card, last achievement test scores, health forms and reference forms. The admissions committee will review the applications. Those who initially qualify (based on academics and behavior grades) will be invited to test. The tests results are reviewed and the admissions committee will make the final decision on acceptance or proper placement.

*Kindergartners must be 5 years of age on or before November 1st of the school year.

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