Out of the classroom, into the world.


    At the Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy, students will foster their knowledge, love and respect for the environment while promoting sustainability for future generations. This teacher-led school is located near Maple Lake, Minnesota in the heart of Wright County.

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  • Open Enroll


    Open enrollment for '17/18 school year now underway. Apply before Jan. 31st to be included in the lottery. Applications received after that time will be added to our waiting list in order received. 


    Limitied openings for current '16/17 school year also available. Click Here

  • Volunteer

    JGESA is seeking family volunteers for the following. Please contact the office at 952-852-0129 or jlonghenry@jgesa.org if interested. Must complete a background check prior to volunteering.

    Fishing tournament supervisors - Tuesdays Jan. 17 - Feb 21st 9am -12noon. Will be assisting students with ice fishing on the lake. You can select one, several or all dates.

    Classroom assistance on 3/10 - We are looking for 3-5 volunteers to assist in the classroom with projects, activity time and student supervision.

Jr/Sr Wilderness Canoe Trip

  • The Juniors and Seniors of JGESA need your help! We are going to go to "Lake Trails Canoe Base" for a nine day wilderness canoe camping trip! We will learn about survival and how to use our environmental science skills to the fullest in the real world. This is no camper cabin trip, this is a real outside, in the wilderness, cook your food on the fire, sleep in tents kinda trip. We hope to make this trip a yearly event for our Juniors and Seniors but it will only work with your help. Dontate online or attend our upcoming Fishing Derby. All proceeds benefit the trip. 


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    Your resource for:

    • Schoolwide E-alerts for important information, such as weather closings
    • Online events registration and payment
    • Opportunity to be notified of the things that matter to you.  Want to know of new events on the calendar? How about your student's Advisory update? By selecting pages you want to recieve updates on you will get an email notification each time that page(s) is updated.
      • You must edit your preferences under E-Alerts and Subscriptions to receive auto updates - click here for directions
      • Contact the office if you need your log-in information.
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    Check out the new JGESA school store. Options include t-shirts, hats, jackets, sweatshirts and more. Lots of choices for the active, outdoors folks. Quick drying T's, camo jackets and hats, and some items are made from recyled materials and/or include options to customize. 

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  • Each year JGESA selects a yearly topic. Durning the '16/17 school year we will be examining "Choice". This theme will be reflected in many ways. Choice is an integral part of project based learning. What topics will a student chose to study? How will they demonstrate that learning? Student's will make choices about participation, behavior and goals. Advisors chose monthly themes based around Choice that students will have the opportunity to particiapte in. Health, Community, Civics, Environmental, just to name a few.