Fox River Academy
Opened September 2005

Jefferson Elementary - Grades 1-6
1000 S Mason St.
Appleton, WI  54914
(920) 832-4848

Wilson Middle - Grades 7-8
225 N Badger Ave.
(920) 832-4848

email: Sandy Vander Velden


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The Fox River Academy accepts applications for students entering grades 1-8.


How to Apply to Attend the Fox River Academy

Complete the Fox River Academy enrollment application form. Click here for the application. The school is open to students in grades 1-8. 

Students with Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) are welcome at the Fox River Academy, if Exceptional Educational Needs (EEN) services can be provided with the Fox River Academy as the least restrictive environment as determined by the IEP team.

Accommodations for students with special needs will be provided according to each student’s IEP or physical disability. You will receive written confirmation upon the receipt of the completed application.

If the number of applicants exceeds available positions, a lottery will be employed.  Priority will be given to siblings of current and former Fox River Academy students.

If you live outside of the Appleton Area School District, please contact the AASD Attendance Office at 832-6116 for open enrollment information. The out of district Open Enrollment application forms are also available in any public school district attendance office. Open enrollment forms are usually available near the end of January for the upcoming school year. Additional information on inter-district open enrollment can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website:

If you live outside of the Appleton Area School District and miss the Open Enrollment window, you may not apply to the Fox River Academy (or any other public school) until the following year (following the guidelines and procedures of open enrollment).

If you are interested in the Fox River Academy for your child, but transportation is of concern, there may be some solutions to this challenge. First, the Appleton YMCA operates an after school child care program at the Fox River Academy Elementary site from 3:20-6:00 p.m. daily. They provide a structured learning environment as staff help tutor students and provide a variety of activities and games. The Appleton Boys and Girls Club also provides transportation to and child care at its downtown club.  Finally, transportation may be available on current bus routes for a reasonable cost through AASD. Information on this can be obtained through the district transportation office at 832-6116.




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