School Guide

There are so many school options in our area! One of the best ways to find out about local schools is to ask other parents. Schools will also let you come in for tours and open houses. As a parent, you know your child the best. Hopefully, this guide can help you navigate the world of school and make the best choice for your child.

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    Xavier Catholic Schools

    St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System
    • Xavier Elementary McDonald Street Campus, Appleton
    • Xavier Elementary Marquette Street Campus, Appleton
    • Xavier Middle School, Appleton
    • Xavier High School, Appleton

    Grades: PK3 – 12

    Xavier Catholic Schools offers opportunities for students to learn, pray, and serve the community together. We include an elementary school (PK3-4) located on two campuses; a middle school (5-8); and a high school (9-12). Xavier is a wonderful place for students from diverse backgrounds to grow educationally while learning how to balance faith, academics, and service in their lives. Our staff promotes an environment in which each student is given the opportunity to achieve individual success.

    Enrollment for fall begins annually on February 1st.

    More information is available from Admissions at (920)735-9380 or by email to

    Fox Valley Lutheran Schools

    FVL Schools
    • 18 elementary/middle schools
    • 5 child care centers
    • Fox Valley Lutheran High School
    Schools are located from Green Bay on the north to Oshkosh on the south, Weyauwega to the west and Brillion to the east. Over a half dozen schools are conveniently located in the greater Appleton area.

    Fox Valley Lutheran Schools is a partnership of 26 WELS schools (including 18 elementary schools) that spans the Fox Valley. Together, these schools work together to offer quality Christian education at an affordable price to over 3,000 students every year.

    Classical School

    Classical School Appleton

    3310 North Durkee Street
    Appleton, Wisconsin 54911

    Grades: K-8

    Classical School is an official Core Knowledge® school that provides a rich and academically rigorous curriculum. The school promotes content-centered education, cultural literacy, and the values of a democratic society. For the sake of academic excellence, greater fairness, and higher literacy, Core Knowledge provides a solid, specific, shared core curriculum to help children establish a strong academic foundation.

    Classical School, a tuition-free kindergarten through 8th-grade charter school in the Appleton Area School District. 


    Celebration Lutheran School

    Celebration Lutheran School

    3100 E. Evergreen Dr.
    Appleton, Wisconsin

    Grades: 3K-8

    Celebration Lutheran School offers a Christ-centered curriculum for 3K through 8th grade. CLS works with parents to educate and nurture children. All children are encouraged to develop their individual and collective God-given talents and abilities.

    The mission of Celebration Lutheran School: “Academic Excellence and an Atmosphere of Christian Love”

    Celebration Lutheran School offers flexible program options with your family in mind. Children age three or four by September 1, 2023, are eligible for our 3K and 4K programs and may choose from a variety of options to fit the needs of your family.

    St. John-Sacred Heart Catholic School

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    M369 Military Road
    Sherwood, WI 54169


    St. John-Sacred Heart Catholic School provides a tradition of academic excellence & faith-filled living to students in grades 3k thru 8. Our multi-age classrooms provide a dynamic and diverse learning environment preparing our students to become successful life-long learners, who make educated decisions rooted in Catholic values. 

    Contact Principal Sromek at 920-989-1373 or for a private tour.

    Flex Academy

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    Located in:
    Little Chute High School
    325 Meulemans St
    Little Chute, WI 54140

    Grades: K-8

    Flex Academy is a tuition-free K-8 public charter school within the Little Chute District serving the Fox Cities, offering the only hybrid of virtual and in-person learning in Wisconsin.

    A ‘flex’ible learning environment promoting student success and total wellness through the use of a personalized approach to learning.

    • Alliance Charter School, NJSD (K-6) – Montessori curriculum following state standards and district guidelines
    • ALPs, OASD (4-8) – a student-centered, collaborative school for advanced learners
    • Appleton Bilingual School, AASD (K-6)– teaches students in both English and Spanish
    • Appleton Public Montessori, AASD (4K-6) – students learn using the Montessori Method in multiage classrooms
    • Appleton Technical Academy – holds classes in conjunction with Fox Valley Tech
    • Classical Charter School, AASD (K-8) – the school uses Core Knowledge curriculum as its foundation
    • Denmark Community School, DSD (6-12) – student-centered, project-based learning working to build independence and collaboration
    • Flex Academy, LCASD (K-8) – provides a flexible learning environment and focuses on mastery, collaboration, engagement, and reflection
    • Fox Cities Leadership Academy, AASD (9-12) –  high school students attend FCLA in the afternoon and their traditional high school in the morning. While at FCLA, students participate in five-week workshops and seminars. 
    • Fox River Academy, AASD (4K-8) – an environmental school featuring hands-on learning in multiage classrooms
    • John Dewey Academy of Learning, GBAPS (6-12) – project-based learning focused on collaboration, shared leadership, and community building
    • Little Chute Career Pathways LCASD (9-12) – career exploration and twenty-first-century skills
    • Kaleidoscope Academy, AASD (6-8) – curriculum delivered through inquiry-based activities and projects
    • New Directions Learning Community, KASD (4K-4) – individualized instruction utilizing Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop curriculum/methodology developed by Columbia University
    • Northeast WI Sch of Innovation GBAPS (9-12) – personalized education partnered with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College for a strong vocational education
    • Renaissance School for the Arts, AASD (9-12) – Honors and AP level ELA and Social Studies and instruction in dance, visual arts, television/film, music, creative writing, and theater.
    • Stephen Foster Elementary Charter, AASD (4K-6) – provides a whole child approach to learning focusing on the individual child, career development, and service-learning
    • Tesla Engineering Charter School, AASD (9-12) – integrates a broad exposure to engineering and technology with a balanced high school experience
    • Valley New School, AASD (7-12) – project-based learning in an open environment facilitated by advisors partnering to design, support, and evaluate project work.
    • Odyssey/Magellan Charter School (3-8) – a school featuring rigorous coursework for gifted students 
    • Appleton e-school (9-12) – virtual (online) school, can be full or part time
    • Wisconsin Connections Academy – a virtual (online) school

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