Land O'Lakes, WI
Conserve School is located in Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin. Land O'Lakes is a remote rural area in Vilas County where there is just 1 other…
Beaver Dam, WI
Wayland Academy is a private coeducational school for 6 to 12 grades located at Beaver Dam, in Wisconsin. The school continues to attract a…
Wisconsin has two boarding schools within the state. Conserve School is located in Land O Lakes while Wayland Academy is located in Beaver Dam.
Conserve School offers a semester long program for students in the tenth or eleventh grade.
The school accepts sixty students per semester (which lasts seventeen weeks) for a nature based education. Conserve offers core based classes, such as English, history, science, and physical education. All of these focus on nature and all things outdoors.
The campus consists of 1,200 acres of land with over twenty two miles of trails and access to eight lakes, all of which are available for students to explore. Conserve School accepts applications starting in September for the following school year.
The school’s founder created a scholarship base to allow all accepted students full ride scholarships for their semester. This scholarship covers room, board, tuition, and meals. Students are responsible for paying their enrollment fee, as well as transportation and any personal extras.
Wayland Academy is home to approximately two hundred students in grades nine through twelve. The campus is set up much like a college campus is, with classes and dorms all located in multiple buildings throughout the campus grounds.
Wayland focuses on preparing its students for college, much like the school motto says: “Knowledge and Character.” Students can take a variety of classes but are required, rather than take a general physical education class, to participate in an athletic sport each semester.
Students are also required to attend a weekly chapel service. Tuition at Wayland Academy is $43,067 and there are several financial aid and/or payment plans available for those who may need it.
To help ensure students are doing their best both in class and out, each student is assigned a mentor that they meet with weekly, just to “check in.”
Wisconsin itself is a large state with a wide variety of geographical features. The state has been split into five regions, geographically, each with contrasting land and surroundings. Some consist of lakes, while others have farmland or dense forest area.