Opened in 1995 as a unique partnership between Independent School District 196, the City of Apple Valley, and the State of Minnesota (Minnesota Zoo) SES is a response to the well-documented need to create smaller, more effective learning communities providing authentic learning experiences.
Charles Miller saw the difference in the SES approach before meeting any people. Instead of a trophy cabinet there is the…Learn more
Jeremy Bartelt began his musical life as a small child studying piano, brass, and vocal music. Through middle school and high…Learn more
Amy Levine ~ Discovery and creative expression go hand in hand. Central to Amy’s teaching is her belief that the Arts…Learn more
SES immerses its students in the study of environmental topics and issues working with and often alongside professionals in the field. Students graduate from SES knowing how to learn as well as what to learn and are well prepared for a lifetime of participation and education.
School of Environmental Studies est. 1995
Opened in 1995 as a unique partnership between Independent School District 196, the City of Apple Valley, and the State of Minnesota (Minnesota Zoo), SES is a response to the well-documented need to create smaller, more effective learning communities providing authentic learning experiences.Learn more
The SES Renewable Energy Project is another example of how the School of Enviornmental Studies and its partners are able to create meaningful learning experiences for SES students.
This partnership serves the larger community as well by producing power to add to the grid and by creating a space for cummunity members to learn about energy alternatives.Learn more
The SES Education Foundation (SESEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)community group of volunteers who find many ways to support SES. Established in 1999, the foundation encourages high academic standards, experiential learning, and excellence in teaching by providing scholarships and grants for new and innovative projects that, due to budget limitations, the school is unable to fund. People like you are currently serving on the SESEF Board of Directors.Learn more