School of Environmental Studies

Students at Oaklandon School of Environmental Studies develop a love and respect of nature as they become strong readers and writers.  The school is home to an outdoor learning laboratory that allows children to study and care for chickens, ducks, and rabbits among many other visiting animals. There’s also a pond ecosystem and a greenhouse on campus. Snakes, hamsters and other creatures reside in classrooms, allowing students a close-up look at how animals live in a variety of environments.

Oaklandon School of Environmental Studies is a school community of learning where genuine and mutually respectful relationships between the adults and students are considered fundamental for intellectual development and personal growth. 


Oaklandon insures success for all students through the promotion of cooperative learning, workshop models, child centered instruction, and high expectations. 

The 21st Century skills that deal with digital age literacy and inventive thinking are a big part of our students’ day. We strive to teach our students to be self-directed, life-long learners.


For more information, contact the school 317-964-4800

What is a Magnet School?

In most Indiana public school systems, students attend the school nearest their home or the one to which they are assigned. Magnet schools offer a unique area of focus and give opportunity for family choice. Each magnet school’s area of focus enhances the core curriculum.
MSD Lawrence Township created a system that allows families to attend their assigned neighborhood magnet school if that is their desire OR apply to attend another magnet school with a different area of focus.