Foothill Adventist Elementary School

1991 Landess Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 263-2568

About Us

Every student entrusted to our care is a gift from God to be educated for both now and eternity.

At Foothill Adventist Elementary School, we provide an educational program designed to encourage each boy and girl to work effectively, to communicate articulately and to approach life with a sense of purpose and competence.

Grounded in the Seventh-day Adventist Christian faith, we are  a close-knit community enriched by a diverse group of students, teachers, board members and parents working together to nurture student minds and hearts. Our curriculum enables children to study the classic and the contemporary as they develop academic, artistic, and athletic skills and talents under the guidance of experienced teachers and volunteers who take the time to know each child well.

Our goal is that our graduates will be successful students in secondary schools and responsible, thoughtful citizens of the world. We believe that in the process of preparing and guiding young people toward intellectual growth and moral and spiritual awareness, the beginning is everything.


TEACH Reverence for God, respect for others, responsibility for one's self and academic excellence.
ENCOURAGE A lifestyle based on the principles of the Holy Scriptures and an abiding relationship with God.
INSPIRE Excellence in every achievement and an appreciation for service to mankind.
LOVE Every student as a unique individual, recognizing his/her dignity and infinite value.



The Home and School Association is an organization of parents and interested church members whose purpose is to provide parent education and unite the home, the school and the church in providing Christian education for all students.

Objectives & Responsibilities of PTO

  1. Aid and educate parents in parenting skills, including health, nutrition, discipline, and spiritual development.
  2. Strengthen the relationship between the home, school, and church.
  3. Aid in the recruitment of students for the school and assist the church in providing funds so all students may attend church school.
  4. Assist the church school in providing funds for needed equipment, materials, and library resources.
  5. Provide activities that promote social interaction between the home, school and church.
  6. Assist the school in recruitment of volunteers for such activities as teaching assistance, field trips, drivers, home-room parents, plant improvement and beautification and other special projects requiring volunteer assistance.


Our Philosophy

The Foothill Adventist Elementary is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:

  • develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39
  • master the basic academic skills
  • value labor, physical and mental, as the blessing God intended
  • cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.

The Foothill Seventh-day Adventist Elementary is operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.