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Fox Valley Montessori Academy

301 E. First Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 830-3862


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child works at an induvidual pace, progressing through each lesson.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The philosophy of Fox Valley Montessori Academy, LLC (FVMA) is based on the Montessori Method which strongly indicates children learn and develop most effectively through active exploration, involvement and manipulation of their environment. Through this dynamic process, children construct knowledge of the world that makes sense in ways they can understand. The child's development of knowledge of the social world and strategies for interacting with peers and adults is also an important part of learning during the early childhood years.
Children learn best in a warm, supportive, nurturing, safe atmosphere in which individual and cultural differences are valued. Classroom activities are planned by the children to support the learning process and address each child's physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative development. Activities are open-ended and mostly a process, without an end product. They foster self-learning, problem solving, and creativity in children.
Fox Valley Montessori Academy, LLC (FVMA) is operated on a nondiscriminatory basis, according equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or ancestry. Children with special needs are accorded equal treatment and access to services as long as our program can meet their needs.
While parents are always welcome to share their culture and beliefs with children in an appropriate manner, the academy does not provide any religious instruction or worship.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school