About the LENS School
Learning and Exploring through Nature and Science
In August 2019, Kearney School District introduced LENS (Learning and Exploring through Nature and Science as KSD's first Museum School, located in the north wing of Kearney Junior High School.
Modeled after other place-based schools, including the Omaha Zoo Academy and Springfield's WOLF School, Kearney's LENS School is a lottery-based choice school with representation from all four elementary buildings. Currently, 66 third- through fifth-graders are enrolled at LENS, and in 2021-2022, KSD will expand the school to additional classrooms.
Tell me and I forget;
Teach me and I will remember;
Involve me and I will learn.