Out of the classroom, into the world.


  • Enrollment for 23/24 is open. Click HERE to apply today!  

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    The Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy will be changing our name to go with our new location!  Our school works with students to 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, soon to be in Buffalo, Minnesota within the heart of Wright County. To learn more about and keep up to date, see the Our School page.


Building Hope IMPACT Award Winner - Supporting Innovation in Education

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    JGESA is incredibly excited and proud to announce that we have been selected as one of 3 national Building Home Impact Awards Education Innovation Finalists. "It’s time to celebrate the outstanding finalists in the 1st Annual Building Hope IMPACT Summit & Awards! Selected from nearly 400 charter school applicants stretching across 38 states, these nine finalists were selected for having an impact on student empowerment, community engagement, or educational innovation!

    Building Hope President Joe Bruno said, “I would like to congratulate every charter school that took the time to submit an application, and, of course, our nine outstanding finalists for their commitment to foster excellence, innovation, empowerment, and community for their students. These school finalists will surely inspire and influence the charter school community today and for years to come.”


  • Please submit all attendance related communications to ATTENDANCE@JGESA.org

JGESA - Award Winning Innovative School

  • JGESA is proud to have been recognized as the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools winner in the Category: Creating Different and Innovative Forms of Measuring Outcomes
    Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy in Maple Lake has integrated their mission of “Out of the Classroom, Into the World” into every aspect of school design and culture. Instead of focusing student success on test scores and standards, they choose to emphasize the interconnectedness of living and learning with a “Skills Rubric” that promotes self-improvement, achieving happiness and self-defined personal success.
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  • JGESA Safe Learning Plan 2022-23 - Updated 7/22

    Please note Covid presents us with a continually evolving situation and changes will be made as necessary.


  • JGESA Authorizor

    Phone: 651-234-0900
    Address: P.O. Box 580, Hutchinson, MN 55350
    Mission: "The sole mission of Innovative Quality Schools is to authorize charter schools that are innovative and successful in preparing students to achieve their full potential."