Meet Me at Mesa
In 2011, the ULC Board of Directors commissioned a team of accomplished former principals and staff members to design an innovative charter school proposal. The resulting school, Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy (MESA), has adopted the Expeditionary Learning model which supports teachers in designing learning projects that combine academic rigor and character development.
MESA opened in 2013 as a Year-Round Education school serving grades K4 to 5th grade and grew one grade level each year. MESA is currently K4 – 8th grade serving over 400 children. MESA is authorized by Milwaukee Public Schools as a “non instrumentality” charter school. Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy serves as a training and professional development facility to fulfill MTEC’s mission of transforming learning through effective teaching.