Teaching & Learning

At FOX students develop the ability to make connections, transfer their knowledge from familiar to unfamiliar contexts, and learn to"do science" rather than just "learn about science." Fox River Academy uses a broad, encompassing question or essential questions, to guide learning. These essential questions, based on major science and social studies themes, direct the focus of all core subjects. Reading, writing, math, and technology are taught as supportive thinking skills needed by informed citizens.

Students participate in at least one weekly outdoor field experience. Most of these outdoor field experiences happen in their local school neighborhood. This style of teaching has opened a whole new dimension of teaching and learning for the staff and students at Fox River Academy.

Teachers and students work with a field biologist conducting long-term and short-term projects and studies outdoors. Students learn with a variety of instructional technologies at student ratios of 1:1 (Middle School Level) and 1:2 (Elementary Level).

Student’s learning needs are met wherever their needs are through our multi-age classrooms and daily focus on ELA and Math assistance and enrichment. Programs available: Choir, Band, Orchestra, Talented and Gifted. All-school activities: Sports, Scouts, 4-H as well as many other school clubs and programs offered within Jefferson Elementary and at Wilson Middle School.