Welcome to Appleton Public Montessori

Appleton Public Montessori (APM) is located at 1545 East Broadway Drive, Appleton, WI 54913. We are a charter school within the Appleton Area School District. Our school was started in 2005 to fill a need in the community for an authentic Montessori Elementary School. We started with two classrooms and have grown over the years to have five classrooms.


What is an authentic Montessori education?

The Montessori method is a child centered approach utilizing multi-aged classrooms. Each of our rooms offer a prepared environment with specific, hands on, sequential materials. Each child contributes to their learning or work plan by selecting work and concentrating on it for up to three hours during work time. Our students programing also includes Spanish, performing and visual arts and physical and environmental education. We have many goals for the children at APM, but most of all we hope they “learn to love to learn.”


APMA Discount for DreamBox Internet Math Program

APMA has secured a significant discount for students to use DreamBox, an internet math program. Combining a personalized, rigorous curriculum with a game-like environment, DreamBox nicely compliments Montessori teaching methods. DreamBox is a supplemental home learning program, and participation is not mandated by APM.

Usually priced at $120/student per year, APM families will have the opportunity to purchase it for only $25 for a year.

The best way to get a feel for DreamBox is to try it. A 1 month free trial is available at http://www.dreambox.com/at-home.

You can find a sign up form here or in the school office. Please turn in payment to the school office. Sign up deadline to get the discounted rate is May 12, 2015.


Camp APM – APM’s all-new optional summer program!

Good news! There are still some spots available for Camp APM, our school’s fun and flexible summer program for E1 and E2. Students can attend the June session, or the August session, or both. We have AM and PM options, too. The morning camp is sponsored by AASD, and we created an afternoon camp as well. Students can sign up for any session or afternoon class individually, or combine them.

If you have friends outside the APM community, please share this information with them. Camp APM is open to all students entering 1st-6th grade, regardless of which school they attend.

MORNING CAMP APM, runs from 8:15am-12:00pm June session (Spanish and Reading) runs M-Th, June 15-18 and 22-25, $10 August session (Visual Art and Performing Arts) runs M-Th, August 3-6 and 10-13, $10

AFTERNOON CAMP APM, runs from 12:30pm-2:30pm (morning session students who are staying should bring a packed lunch)
June 15-18 — Budding Chefs: Summer Harvest, $85 – only 5 spots remain open
June 22-25 — Bricks 4 Kidz: Space Adventures, $60 – FULL
August 3-6 — Budding Chefs: Around the World, $85 – only 3 spots remain open
August 10-13 — Wild Outdoor Science Adventures, $52 – unlimited enrollment

Class descriptions, signup forms and payment information can be found by clicking the Camp APM Booklet.

Please sign up today! Classes that don’t meet minimum enrollment will be canceled, so we want to get all interested students signed up ASAP.


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Notice of Accessibility

No qualified person with a disability will, because the District’s facilities are inaccessible to or unusable by persons with disabilities, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to which Section 504/ADA applies. As to facilities, the District will conduct its programs or activities so that, when viewed in their entirety, they are readily accessible to disabled persons. To the extent a program or activity is now held in an inaccessible location, it will be moved to an accessible location upon request. Questions can be directed to: Dom Ferrito (Principal) at 

Tsis muaj ib tug neeg twg uas tsim nyog tau txais kev kawm uas muaj qhov xiam oob khab muaj lub peev xwm, vim rau qhov tsev kawm ntawv cov chaw ua rau cov neeg xiam oob hkab mus tsis tau rau thiab siv tsis tau, los yeej tsis pub kom muaj qhov tsis tau txais cov kev pab, tsis pub kom muab cais tawm, los yog raug muab cais tawm ntawm khoo ka los yog tej kev ua ub ua no raws li txoj cai nyob rau ntawm Section 504/ADA muab los siv. Hais txog ntawm tej chaw, tsev kawm ntawv yuav ua kom tsev kawm ntawv cov khoo ka los yog tej uas yuav ua yog thaum muab saib thoob plaws txhua yam mas tej chaw ntawd yuav tsum zoo rau cov neeg muaj qhov xiam oob khab mus tau thiab siv tau. Yog thaum uas qhov khoo ka los yog tej uas yuav ua ntawd nyob rau ib qho chaws uas tus xiam oob khab must sis tau siv tsis tau, ces yuav tau muab hloov mus rau qhov chaw uas mus tau thiab siv tau yog thaum xav thov kom muab hloov chaw. Muaj lus nug hu tau rau: Dom Ferrito/ 

A ninguna persona considerada minusválida le serán negados los servicios, o será excluida de participar, o sufrirá ninguna otra clase de discriminación por razones de la inaccesibilidad o imposibilidad de uso de los servicios del Distrito, en ningún programa o actividad donde se aplica la Sección 504/ADA. Con referencia a dichos servicios, el Distrito llevará a cabo sus programas y actividades de manera que, consideradas en su totalidad, sean fácilmente accesibles por personas minusválidas. En el caso que un programa o actividad tenga lugar en un lugar inaccesible, será relocalizado a un lugar accesible, si así se solicita. Si se tienen preguntas, favor de dirigirse a: Dom Ferrito/ 

 Student Nondiscrimination Statement