• The Foster Story


    Stephen C. Foster Elementary School was dedicated in 1953 and served as a neighborhood school. It was named after America's First Professional Composer, Stephen C. Foster, whose works include "Oh Susanna"' "Camptown Races"' "My Old Kentucy Home" and "Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Swanee River)".  His last song "Beautiful Dreamer" still inspires our students today to "Dream Big."


    Foster Elementary expanded in 2004.   The new wing added 19 classrooms, a conference room, needed office space, new technology and our awesome Library! Our front entrance Mosaic, designed and constructed by Foster students, with the guidance of our Art Reach partners, was dedicated in the Spring of 2016. Additionally in the Fall of 2016 Stephen C. Foster Elementary launched a Two-Way Dual Language Spanish Immersion Program.


    Effective in 2022 Foster school community has partnered with the Texas Trees Foundation Cool Schools program. Texas Trees Foundation’s Cool Schools program stewards and transforms land onschool campuses to create a greener environment, which has been proven to improve student academic achievement and behavior in the classroom as well as students’ overall health. In addition to receiving up to 100 new trees on our campus, the Texas Trees Foundation will be working with Foster to implement STEAM-based curriculum and develop engaging outdoor experiential learning areas for your students.  


    Furthermore, the Cool School Neighborhood Parks initiative by the Texas Trees Foundation, the Trust for Public Land, Dallas Park and Recreation Department, and Dallas ISD will also be providing Foster with a brand-new playground and various park features such as a walking path, park benches and art installations.  The upgraded space will be available to the community outside of school operating hours, providing thousands of residents in the neighborhood access to a park.  


    Our motto at Foster is "We grow scholars. Every way. Every day.”  Today, with the help of our many partners and community members, we continue to proudly serve and change the lives of our Love Field area students and their families.