Fast Facts

LOCATION

  • Campus is located just west of Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin
  • Adjacent to the federally-designated Sylvania Wilderness
  • About a 4.5-hour drive north of Madison, Wisconsin, and a 5.5-hour drive northeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

STUDENTS

  • 63 students enrolled in the fall 2016 semester
  • Fall 2016 students come from 17 different states and the District of Columbia
  • Over the past five semesters, on average, students identify as:
    • 32% from urban areas, 30% from rural areas, and 38% from suburban areas
    • 75% from public schools, 16% from private schools, and 9% from homeschools
    • 80% in grade 11, and 20% in grade 10

FACULTY AND STAFF

  • 21 teachers and teaching fellows, for a student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1
  • 49 total faculty and staff

FACILITIES

  • 1,200-acre wooded campus
  • Access to eight campus lakes
  • More than 15 miles of trails on campus, including single-track hiking and biking trails, and double-wide hiking, biking, and ski trails (10 miles of trails groomed for cross-country skiing)
  • More than 25 campus buildings, including clean, well-kept, and modern academic, recreational, and residential facilities
  • Organic garden and orchard

ACADEMICS

  • College-preparatory, junior-level courses
  • All students are enrolled in five core courses: AP Environmental Science, English: American Literature and the Land, History: Exploration in America, Environmental Stewardship, and Outdoor Skills (physical education)
  • All courses are awarded one-half credit, with the exception of AP Environmental Science, which is awarded one whole credit
  • All courses meet for a minimum of 58 contact hours
  • Spring semester students, over the past three years, have scored an average of 3.70 on the AP Environmental Science exam, more than a point higher than the national average

ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED; NCA CASI accreditation focuses on the Conserve School academic program
  • Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA); Conserve School values the ACA accreditation's focus on Conserve's outdoor and student life programming
  • Member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Member of the Wisconsin Green Schools Network
  • Member of the Independent School Management Consortium (ISM)
  • Member of the Semester Schools Network

OWNERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE

  • Private, independent 501(c)(3) organization
  • Governed by five-member Board of Trustees

TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

  • Every student enrolled at Conserve School is awarded a Lowenstine Honors Scholarship, valued at $25,000 which covers tuition, room, and board
  • Families of enrolled students are asked to pay a small enrollment fee (currently $200)