×
Enter a course name, school type and location:

Semester Boarding School in Wisconsin

Contact Our School

Conserve School:
Located just to the west of Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin, Conserve School is a non-sectarian semester school for high school juniors that focuses on environmental education. Semester school is a term used to describe a boarding school that complements a student’s secondary education by providing them with the opportunity to step out of their regular school for half an academic year and step into a uniquely different educational setting while continuing their required academic studies.

Email: Contact us here 

( or request a callback ).

Our Mission :

Photo of Semester Boarding School in WisconsinConserve School inspires young people to environmental stewardship through academics and engagement with the forests, lakes, and wildlife of Lowenwood.

A semester at Conserve School is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for high school juniors to challenge their minds, sharpen their academic skills, stretch their muscles, and get their hands dirty while learning to be stewards of our precious Earth.

Our Vision:
Conserve School carries forward Jim Lowenstine’s legacy by providing a diverse group of young people with a residential academic setting that fosters:
- understanding of the science of natural resource conservation,
- commitment to protecting the environment,
- an inclination toward careers that help preserve the natural world,
- enjoyment of outdoor activities, and
- love and respect for nature.

Teachers:
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. All our teachers hold advanced degrees.

Field Instructors:
Our faculty also includes several instructors who are part of a master’s degree program through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources. These instructors teach outdoor skills and supervise residential and extracurricular life.

Residential Semester School for High School Juniors:


Courses include:
- Environmental Science (Applied Ecology and Sustainable Systems)

- Advanced Topics in English (Wilderness Voices: American Literature and the Land)

- Advanced Topics in History (History of Wilderness Exploration: the Northwoods and Beyond)

- Physical Education (Pack, Pedal, and Paddle: Outdoor Skills and Activities)

- Electives and Online Courses...

What is a Semester School?

Image of Semester Boarding School in WisconsinSemester school is a term used to describe a boarding school that complements a student’s secondary education by providing them with the opportunity to step out of their regular school for half an academic year and step into a uniquely different educational setting while continuing their required academic studies. The academic curriculum at semester schools tends to be college preparatory, interdisciplinary, and experiential.

Typical Semester School Characteristics:
- Semester school curricula are built around themes including environmental sustainability, marine ecology, organic farming, ethics and leadership, visual arts, and others. The curricula tend to be place-based drawing on the resources and opportunities of each school's unique location.

- Semester schools are boarding schools. Community living is a key element of the experience. Through living closely with peers and teachers and working together to benefit the school community students develop their communication, leadership, and cooperative skills.

- Semester school programs run from 14 to 18 weeks.

- Semester schools tend to be small, enrolling from 15 to 60 students a semester with average class sizes ranging from 5 to 15 students.

- Semester schools are private schools that charge tuition and offer financial aid. Depending on the school and a student’s family situation the cost can range from no cost to several thousands of dollars.

Email: Contact Us

Request a Callback

Address: 5400 North Black Oak Lake Road, Land O' Lakes, Vilas County, Wisconsin , USA
Related Schools & Programs. Inquire to our admissions team today:
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Minnesota and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Youth Initiative High School
Courses / Programs
Located in Viroqua, southwest Wisconsin (45 minutes south of the city of La Crosse), Youth Initiative High School is a wonderfully unique day and boarding high school for US and international students in Grades 9-12.

With our comprehensive high school curriculum, which uses the Waldorf model, we focus on academic excellence, whole person development, student governance, initiative, personal responsibility, and creativity in all aspects of our education.

In addition to our day students, Youth Initiative has successfully boarded students from the United States, Thailand, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, Colombia, and around the world.

Our school helps place students with caring and engaged host families in our community and offers unique support through our Care Group system.

On the basis of the philosophy of the Waldorf curriculum, YIHS pursues a balance of academic rigor in the humanities, sciences, and foreign languages, compassion and cooperation in social life, and creativity and excellence in the practical and fine arts.
Day & Boarding High School Programs for US & International Students in Grades 9-12:

Core subjects include:
- Humanities, English, Science, Earth Science, Math, Language, Foreign Exchanges, Music, Art

Electives & Special programs include:
- Drama and Acting, Wilderness Expeditions, Experiential Learning, Organic Foods and Nutrition, Agricultural Studies, Sports, Student Governance, Independent Studies, Apprenticeships.
St. John's Northwestern Academies, Milwaukee
Courses / Programs
Located in Delafield, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, St. John's Northwestern Academies (SJNA) is a premier coed boarding and day school for Grades 6 through 12.

St. John’s Northwestern Academies educates and develops young men and women into responsible citizens and moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to meet the world’s challenges.

We achieve this through foundational pillars of strong academics, enriching spiritual and character development, outstanding athletic programs, and effective leadership training in a secure and nurturing environment.

"Once you see our campus and learn about our rich heritage dating back to 1884, I believe you will appreciate how special St. John's Northwestern is." -Paul Edwin Lima, Major General, U.S. Army (Retired), President of SJNA
Coed Independent Boarding and Day School, Grades 6-12

- Middle School (6-8 Grade)
- High School (9-12 Grade)
Lake Forest Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, on the north shore of Lake Michigan and 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest Academy is a co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school for domestic & international students in grades 9 through 12.

We teach a full and inclusive middle & high school curriculum in arts and sciences, with AP and college prep courses.

The academy fosters intellectual development and academic excellence in its students. At LFA, students learn valuable lessons not only in the classroom and on the athletic fields but also in the dormitories, student center and dining hall.

Our boarding students come from all over the U.S. and the world. As a boarding student you will live in one of the four single-gender dormitories on campus. Our dorms range in size from 10 to 72 students. Each dorm is staffed by a team of resident faculty members, many of whom live in apartments attached to the dormitories.
Co-educational Boarding and Day Programs for Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Prep Courses SAT and ACT
- Middle School
- High School
- Enrichment Program
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Core & Elective Academic Courses:
- English, history, math, science, modern and classical languages, fine art, music and drama, visual art and athletics
North Cedar Academy
Courses / Programs
With a beautiful and safe location in the Wisconsin Northwoods, North Cedar Academy (NCA) is a dual-enrolment private boarding high school for U.S. and international students in Grades 9-12.

Students graduate with a high school diploma and an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC). All of our courses are taught at Advanced Placement (AP) or college level.

Our collegiate high school is situated on ninety-six acres along the Flambeau River in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. We aim to provide motivated and committed students with a unique and innovative educational experience.
Boarding High School for Grades 9-12

We offer a full dual-credit program with students graduating with:

- A high school diploma

- An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC)
Cotter Schools
Courses / Programs
Cotter High School is a Catholic boarding and day college preparatory school for Grades 7-12 located in Winona MN, just 1 hour east of Rochester.

Our boarding program caters for students in Grades 9-12. Our diverse school community includes students with a wide range of nationalities, talents and interests. Students receive an excellent education with AP and college prep courses with close attention given to their individual needs.

Cotter provides students with a challenging and supportive school environment with teachers who are passionate about teaching and assisting students. This care and enthusiasm inspires students to strive for success.

The Cotter Residence Center provides boarding for students in Grades 9-12. Our alumni include students from throughout the US, Japan, Germany, Russia, South America, France, South Africa, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Korea and China all here with one purpose: to learn in a rigorous academic environment.

Our single dorm rooms are modern, fully furnished with a sink and ample closet space. Internet support and telephone service are also available in each room. We are accredited by the the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
Co-ed Day & Boarding Programs for Middle & High School Students (Grades 7-12)

- Boarding Programs for boys and girls in Grades 9-12
- Day Programs for boys and girls in Grades 7-12

- College Preparatory Curriculum (English, math, science, social studies, foreign languages, computer science and physical education)

- Advanced Placment Courses
- College Prep Courses ACT and SAT
- English as a Second Language Program
- International students welcome