Learning at Fox River Academy

 

What to Expect when you come to Fox River Academy?

When you come to Fox River Academy, you might want to know what you're going to do. Fox River Academy is a school about the concept of being outside and having fun. But that also means you have to take part in everything we do. Working outside is something we do at Fox River Academy. Usually we work at school or even on different properties. Every grade is always doing something different. It might be in the field as a 7th grader doing the hands-on option or even a kindergartner exploring nature at Pierce Park. In every grade, you still do work. When you go up in grades you need to be prepared, in the GTB (Green Teaching Building) you will have to do more hands on work like working on our butterfly garden, working on the ravine and more projects you can do.


Where is the Fox River Academy?

The Fox River Academy is located within Jefferson Elementary School at 1000 S. Mason Street, Appleton, WI 54914 and in the adjacent Green Teaching Building, a former Appleton Park and Recreation office,  located between Jefferson Elementary School and Pierce Park. 

 

What is Fox River Academy?

Fox River Academy is based on the environmental part of the world, it's different than any other schools. It has a different concept from any other schools, you get to go out to learn about the environment, you can go on amazing field trips, and gather amazing memories. Also at Fox River Academy, you do more of the hands-on, independent  work in the classroom and in the field. Fox River Academy has a system where the grade levels are K-8, with multi-age classrooms starting in 1st grade.

Sports, Band, Orchestra, Scouts, 4-H as well as many other school clubs and programs offered within Jefferson Elementary School and at Wilson Middle School are available to students who attend Fox River Academy. As part of the Appleton Area School District, Fox River Academy is a public school and does not charge tuition.  Educational opportunities are funded by the AASD, grants, and donations from public and private sources.

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How to join Fox River Academy?!

The Fox River Academy accepts applications for students entering grades K-8. Fox River Academy elementary students' classrooms are co-located within Jefferson Elementary School and the adjacent Green Teaching Building. Students attend school in the classroom as well as the outdoors at a variety of venues.  Outdoor field experiences are integrated into the curriculum.





 

CLASSROOM STAFF LISTING

ERIC VANDERLOOP (LEAD TEACHER)

SARA LEINTZ (KINDERGARTEN)

DOLLY FRITZ (GRADES 1/2)

JOANN KASPER (GRADES 3/4)

JIM BIRCH (GRADES 5/6)

ERIC VANDERLOOP (GRADES 7/8)

PEGGY LYNCH (PARA-PROFESSIONAL)

 

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This web page was created and updated by a current FRA middle school student as part of their end of year Capstone Project