Fox River Academy
Jefferson Elementary - Gr. 1-6
1000 S Mason St.
Appleton, WI  54914
(920) 832-4848

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

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Interested in Learning More about Fox River Academy?

The Fox River Academy accepts applications for students entering grades 1-8. Fox River Academy's elementary students' classrooms are co-located within Jefferson Elementary School and the adjacent Green Teaching Building. Middle School is located at Wilson Middle School just a few blocks away.

Students attend school in the classroom as well as the outdoors at a variety of venues.  Outdoor field experiences are integral to the curriculum. Click here to review a list of past field experiences.spiderweb

Students are also involved with all-school activities such as Sports, Band, Orchestra, Scouts, 4-H as well as many other school clubs and programs offered within Jefferson Elementary School and Wilson Middle School. 

Click below to check out videos detailing what Fox River Academy is all about.

Informational Video       Partnership Video

Parent Tours

Fox River Academy hosts tours for prospective parents by appointment. Prospective parents may meet with the Fox River Academy staff and a few current Fox River Academy parents over the lunch period to discuss the school and how it benefits students. To schedule a tour, please email Sandy Benton or call 832-4848.

Watch this space for upcoming enrollment events and Environmental Learning Day.

See us at the AASD Charter Fair, City Center Plaza

Enrollment Questions?

Questions about enrollment may be directed to any of the following:

Grades K - 2 Ambassador: Terry and Dan Frase, 920-257-4351
Pattie Burns, 920-257-4579
Grades 3 – 4 Ambassador: Keri Lenz, 920-954-9139
Co-VP of Fox Trackers: Robin Fischer, 920-209-0844
Grades 4 – 5 Ambassador: Sarah Wynveen, 920-882-6147
Co-Director of Fox Trackers: Jim Graham, 920-450-7914
Grades 6 – 8 Ambassador: Kay Rodrigues, 920-843-2970
Co-VP of Fox Trackers: Gwen Sargeant

How to Enroll?

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 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 at staff help tutor students and provide a variety of activities and games.  The Appleton Boys and Girls Club also provides transportation to the Downtown Club.  An Annual Membership to the Boys and Girls Club costs $15.00. 

Finally, transportation may be available on current bus routes for reasonable cost through AASD.  Information can be obtained through the district transportation office at 832-6116.

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