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Conserve School’s challenging and engaging courses immerse students in a blend of environmental studies, college-preparatory academics, and outdoor activities – all on Conserve School’s picturesque 1200-acre wilderness campus in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. A semester at Conserve School is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for high school students to challenge their minds, sharpen their academic skills, stretch their muscles, and get their hands dirty while learning to be environmental stewards.
Our Faculty    

Our courses are taught by experienced and multi-talented teachers who are passionate about education, are experts in their fields, and enjoy collaborating with young people. Our faculty bring to their teaching rich professional experience in the fields they teach. Our teaching fellows live with students in the residence houses, help teach the core courses, and lead extracurricular activities.

To learn more about our teachers, visit our Faculty and Staff page.
Science class
Rachel Carpenter, Lead Stewardship Teacher
Robert Eady, Science Teacher
Leanna Jackan, Science Teacher
Caitlin Lemley, Math Teacher
Kathleen O'Connor, Spanish Teacher
Rebecca Rand, Lead Outdoor Skills Teacher
Jeff Rennicke, English and Photography Teacher
Michael Salat, History and Leadership Teacher
Nancy Schwartz, Art Teacher

Studying a chrysalisOur academic program is made up of three main types of courses; Core Courses, Continuity Courses, and Electives. Core Courses in science, English, history, physical education and stewardship are designed around environmental themes, include many outdoor activities, and are often integrated with one another. Continuity courses keep students on track with sending school curricula in skill-based disciplines like math and Spanish. Electives options may differ from semester to semester.  Here is a link to our current electives. 

Please see our Curriculum Overview for a more detailed explanation of our academic program.

Conserve is proudly accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. NCA CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school, and assures parents that the school is meeting nationally-accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.

We frequently host groups of educators from high schools and universities interested in learning more about how we blend environmental and outdoor education with college-preparatory academics. We also welcome families and community members, and are always happy to arrange a tour and classroom visits for anyone interested in learning more about our unique semester school. Please feel free to call or e-mail to set up a visit so you can learn more about us. We would love to show you around!

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