Conserve School

5400 N Black Oak Lake Road,
Land O Lakes, WI, 54540
     Tel: (715)547-1300
Grades: 10 - 11 | 60 students
Conserve School is a semester school for high school juniors and advanced sophomores focused on the theme of environmental stewardship.
Attending Conserve School gives high school students a one-semester opportunity to step out of their regular school and into an exceptional educational setting, while still continuing their required academic studies.
Conserve School's challenging, college preparatory curriculum immerses students in environmental history, nature literature, and the science of conservation.
Because Conserve School is located on a 1,200-acre wilderness campus, a significant portion of the curriculum is delivered via outdoors, hands-on, active learning.
Through the generosity of founder James Lowenstine, all students attend for only $200.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 10 - 11
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 60 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Conserve School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 88%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Environmental Science  
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $200
Tuition Notes Full Scholarships for all students! Accepted students pay $200 enrollment fee.
Admissions Director Phil Delong

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Environmental Sustainability, Outdoor Activities Environmental Sustainability,
Outdoor Activities,

School Notes:

  • Conserve School is a non-sectarian semester school aimed at students who feel a strong attachment to the natural world and who are motivated to conserve it. This semester-long immersion in environmental studies and outdoor activities deepens students' love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards.
  • The program interweaves college-preparatory academics with: the study of environmental history, nature literature, and the science of conservation, environmental service work, exploration of careers related to conservation, training in teamwork and leadership, and engagement with the outdoors.
  • Designed primarily for high school juniors, Conserve School incorporates the flexibility to accommodate advanced sophomores.
  • Conserve School students become part of a community that heightens their sense of identity and self-worth and imparts the confidence they need to go forward and make a difference, not only as stewards of the environment, but also as stewards of their own destinies.
  • Conserve School is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediation division of AdvancED.
  • Conserve School is a 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Awardee

Profile last updated: 04/26/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northwoods Christian Academy (45.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Christ Lutheran School (17.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Christ Lutheran School (17.3 miles away)
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