Conserve School is a conservation-based semester school for high school students located in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. We have 1200 acres of our own forested land, and our campus abuts many more thousands of acres of wilderness. Students who have a strong interest in the environment and in outdoor activities come to Conserve School for a special semester-long experience away from their regular high school. They keep up with all of their academic studies while enjoying classes focused around the theme of environmental stewardship along with wilderness trips and frequent, varied outdoor activities. Conserve School, founded by the philanthropist James R. Lowenstine, provides all students with full-tuition Lowenstine Honors Scholarships. Admissions is competitive. Students accepted to Conserve School are accomplished and hard-working, with a demonstrated interest in environmental stewardship and outdoor activities and strong records in academics, leadership skills, and extracurriculars.
The current header photo was taken in May 2013 by Head of School Stefan Anderson and shows a group of students, led by Assistant Head of School Mary Anna Thornton (third from left), preparing to head out on their solo camping experience. Each student at Conserve School spends one night (and in many cases an optional second night) alone, camping on an individual site within our 1200 acre campus. Staff members camp nearby, out of sight but close enough to assist a student if necessary. Read more about our solo camping experience here.