Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning values the creation of true community partnerships. Our students are asked to step outside of the traditional classroom to be challenged through hands on experiences, field work, and service learning. We are eager to break down the barriers of our school walls to extend our learning into the real world. You can see our blossoming community partnerships on the front page of our website. If you are interested in exploring partnership opportunities with us, please contact us. The development of these above and beyond opportunities takes financial support and we are thankful to have had some solid donors along the way. Please join in if you can. SAEL is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

General Donations 

CASH is accepted in the main office.

CHECKS can be made payable to SAEL. 

CREDIT CARDS can be used on PayPal.

PAYPAL can be accessed below. Recurring and regular payments can be set up through PayPal.

In Recognition of our generous donors:


The Read Family

Anonymous Science-Loving Grandmother!


The Giammona Family

Gail Crane 


Mason Lodge No. 23, F & AM

The Sarah Forslund Fund for Environmental Leadership

         SAEL Teacher Wish List (and Amazon Smile!)

Directly purchase items our teachers have requested to help students THRIVE:

Use Amazon Smile and have funds come back to SAEL from any of your Amazon purchases:

Fieldwork Donations 

SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS TO DO FIELDWORK. We ask all families to consider an annual fieldwork donation of $350 to help us make the above and beyond experiences a reality for all our students. Some families give more to help us keep this school and this fieldwork accessible to all. You can donate all at once, in a couple installments, or monthly.

Students in the field: 

Financial support for SAEL is much appreciated and needed. Launching a new high school that will engage students in real world, rigorous ways takes hard work, brilliant ideas, and money! 

If you would like to donate or host a fundraiser, please use the link above or e-mail for more information on where or how to send donations.