The community of parents at Fox are great; however, the Administration leaves much to be desired much of the time. Definitely get some legal advice if your child needs an IEP; blatant disregard of Federal and State IDEA Act is commonplace here.
You think its going to be great, they dont even know the commonwealth VA laws?! its incredible how inept this staff is, They are behind on testing and academics as well.
My son is currently in the 1st grade and we absolutely love William Fox! The PTA participation is great! The teachers really care! (smille)...Couldnt have asked for a better school. I mean...the support system from teachers and other parents, is just great...Don't know what else to say!! :)
My three daughters attend this school and it was the best choice we ever made to move them into this district.
I am a parent, and my son attended Wm. Fox and this would be one of the top Elementry Schools in Richmond, Va. My son was eager to get to school every morning, this school is beyond awesome; if you can get your child in please do, you won't be disappointed. Two thumbs up for the school and teachers, and especially Ms. Campbell....Tory and I miss you very much.
I am in the 7th grade now at IB which is a hard program to get into and now i see that alot of the people there are from fox. This says that fox has prepared so many people for the IB program. The acedemics are amazing. The office staff are very on piont making it now only a good school for the student but also a breeze for the parents who are trying to interact with the school. There are so many activities that take your mind off of school. To conclude i would tell you to do what ever you can to get your child into this school. :)
Strong academically and wonderfully diverse with a true appreciation for the arts.
They have wonderful, caring teachers, a terrrific and active PTA as well as an enthusiastic and intelligent principal. Then kids love school. The PTA has arranged for wonderful extras - spanish, arts, music, theatre. The teachers are truly involved with the kids and the education sytem. They fight for better ways to teach, working with the Board of Education and other teachers in local schools.
William Fox Elementary is an excellent school in the heart of the city offering a top notch education within an urban district. I have two children attending Fox. It's great to walk to school! In addition to strong academics and teachers using best practices, music class is a student's favorite due to the funky, funny Mr. Winslow. Parents are an integral part of the school culture. After-school programs include choir, theatrixs and soccer. Fit and talented kids everywhere! Oh, and spanish is taught K-5 - Adios!
The programs available at William Fox are comparable to those one would typically find at an elite private school. Additionally, the school pride amongst the students is palpable and inspiring.
My son is in his last year at Fox. It has been a wonderful experience and we are so grateful for time and talent that the faculty puts forth everyday. Fox School is terrific!
This is the best school that I could ever have my son enrolled in for elementary school. I would not change his experience that he has had at Fox!
Great School! High parental involvement. Great environment, nurturing teachers and principal.
Best school in Richmond, Public alternative to elite private school. Excellent teachers and administration. Safe. Very active PTA ($80k in bank at start of year) We have 1st grader and Kindergartener enrolled. Example of words on recent 1st grade spelling test 'atmosphere' and 'constellation'. Cool 1911 building located in Fan historic district.
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