Thank you for your interest in Goleta Family School (GFS). Please note that GFS is open only to people who live in the Goleta Union School District. Click the following link to see the district’s attendance area listed by street: http://www.goleta.k12.ca.us/?page_id=530. If your street is not listed, you are not eligible to enroll in Goleta Family School.
Goleta Family School is an alternative, public school program offered by the Goleta Union School District to families with children in kindergarten through grade six.
Our curriculum is child-centered with an emphasis on creative expression, independent thinking, and cooperative social skills. The unique multi-grade setting allows the students to learn at their own paces and enjoy ongoing cross-age tutoring. Like all public schools in the Goleta Union School District, GFS is tuition-free.
GFS operates on a lottery system. For the 2014-15 school year, we will hold two information sessions and two tours. (We recently completed one cycle, so there is one more information session and one more tour left.) You must attend one information session and one tour, and then fill out an application. If there are openings in the grades for your children, you will be entered into the lottery for those grades, and then notified in early April of your standing.
We will have a prospective parent information session on February 4 at 6:30 p.m. A tour will be given on Wednesday, February 19 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
GFS is located on the campus of Foothill Elementary at 711 Ribera Dr., and consists of three classrooms, a garden, and a courtyard all the way at the back of Foothill, close to the large field and Cathedral Oaks. You will be meeting back there for the parent information session. For the tour, we will meet at the flag pole near the driveway in front of Foothill School.
Please do not bring your children to either the tour or the information session. Feel free to contact Heather Stevenson, PTA president, at email@example.com if you have questions about the tour or information session. Specific questions about the school will be answered at the information session and tour.
“I appreciate whoever invented the word ‘pass’.”
“My favorite memory this year is getting better at reading and playing blocks.”
“My favorite memory was playing checkers with Duck and Macy.”
“My favorite memory is when I saw the island fox, and watching Graham get nibbled by the island fox.”
“My favorite memory of the year is when we did ceramics”
Mar. 10-13: Parent-teacher conferences
Mar. 15: Garden day
Apr. 4: Natasha’s 3/4 birthday celebration
Apr. 19: GFS Gala
Foothill Elementary School Calendar
Please click here to check out the calendar for the Foothill Elementary School.