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TEA Alumni Panel: December 2023

Please join us for a much beloved annual event where you can hear directly from our former students!! Our TEA Alumni Panel will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, December 19th from 6-7pm. Representatives from TEA’s 2019 and 2023 graduating classes have graciously agreed to answer parent and student questions on a wide range of topics including how their experience/s at TEA have impacted their success in college and work.

10 Images That Tell the TEA Story

For those out there who have been part of this school community for the better part of our 13 year history, you will see that several of these photos were grabbed from the archives. We’ve been fortunate to have some truly remarkable photographers capture moments in our school’s history.

First Week of Elementary at TEA 2023-2034

From a first-day-of-school scavenger hunt to our first Hearth Ceremony of the year, we sure did pack a lot into the first week of school. To take a look at the week, check out the photo galleries!

TEA Gear Market 2023

We are getting set to host our annual “Gear Market” Fundraiser! The new school year is here and as kids go back to class, team sports and outdoor activities, we are gearing up for one of our community’s favorite fundraisers. The TEA Gear Market is set for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Martis Valley campus.

2023 Spring Celebration of the Arts

Our student artists showcased their processes to create each of this year’s collaborative class paintings, all created with a theme of honoring our land (historical images and species native to this region). They also unveiled their all Lower School collaborative mosaic titled ‘On Top of the World’ in conjunction with the all Lower School student performance of the song with the same name!

TEA’s Got Talent 2023

On Wednesday, March 22nd our CommuniTEA gathered at Alibi Ale House in Truckee, California for the return of TEA’s Got Talent! We wanted to thank everyone who joined us for a truly memorable and uplifting event. It was an amazing evening to not only showcase the talents of our students (and some wonderful Faculty Flash Mob dancing!) but to come together in celebration as a community.

2023 High School Step Up Presentation

This event was primarily focused on families of 8th grade students who may be interested in TEA’s high school program, but anyone who is interested in our HS program will find a ton of great information in this presentation.

TEA Alumni Panel: December 2022

Our TEA Alumni Panel is a beloved annual event where participants hear directly from our former students! This year we had representatives from TEA’s 2018 and 2022 graduating classes answering parent and student questions on a wide range of topics including how their experience/s at TEA have impacted their success in college and work.

Mindfulness in Art

The students worked through various challenges, all while practicing patience and learning about the design process through thumbnail sketching, iteration, and final execution. We can’t wait to see the finished products at the upcoming Celebration of Arts!

What does it mean to be a citizen?

TEA 10th graders explored this question on a recent trip to Washington D.C. They gained knowledge together in comprehensive tours of museums, by exploring the city on bike, by paddling the Potomac, by metro, and on foot, and in conversations with engaging and insightful locals.

Checking in With TEA’s Co-Founder, Taylor Simmers as He (Literally?) Drives Our Outreach Efforts

At TEA, as you know, we are intentionally using adversity to push students outside of their comfort zones (in supportive learning environments), where their learning really happens. Of course we are committed to helping our students thrive. And we have for many over the years. But that is not good enough, and our work remains unfinished. We also need to use our privilege to help students not as fortunate as our own who attend TEA, which is, what I call (and yes, I am biased), the best school in the world.