X Beginning Monday, March 16th All Instruction Will Move to Virtual/Online Formats Beginning Monday, March 16th All Instruction Will Move to Virtual/Online Formats View Official Statement Here

TEA Adventures

The American Education System Desperately Needs Change

TEA Class of 2024 student Sebastian Law shares his opinion on why schools should change their current curriculum to be more “Hands-On.” This article originally appeared in the “TEA Today,” a student newspaper produced by our 8th-Grade Class.

7th-Grade Study on JEDI at TEA: How Can Our School Be A More Inclusive, Welcoming, and Open Environment?

Seventeen 7th grade TEA students sat on Sproul Hall’s concrete steps at the University of California at Berkeley. Beth Vallarino, Loren Trux, and Alex Pugenot were supporting students as they composed questions to ask university students about their experiences with Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JEDI) at UC Berkeley. The goal was to use this data to help inform their pitch to our school’s leadership about how TEA can grow on its journey to be a more inclusive, welcoming, and open environment.

Learning Math, Science, Art, and Craftsmanship by Building a Gigantic Camera Obscura

Imagine seeing an image that has never been altered and it never can be, just a clear original piece of art that looks just as it did through the lens of the camera. That is what the camera obscura captures, an unaltered image. This year in our High School film intensive, we worked with Ian Ruther and his partner Will to capture a photo of our own in a creative and unique way that exemplifies craftsmanship. Thank you to Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company for supporting our project!

TEA Super Crew 3rd-Graders Fight for Lake Tahoe Water Quality

What are the threats to the local freshwater resources and how can we protect these resources? Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, the third grade “Super Crew” at TEA studied climate change, water quality, and how this can affect our community.

Pre-K Kiddos Learn About the Muscular System Through Cross Country Skiing and Yoga

With the return of winter weather to our area, this past week our Pre-K kiddos, aka the Castle Peak Crew, spent just about all of their time playing in the snow, cross country skiing and learning about our muscular system.

TEA at the People of Color Conference: The Constructive Adversity of Talking About Race

Matt Morrison, Beth Vallarino (Middle School Humanities), and Carolyn Highland attended the People of Color Conference (PoCC) as part of TEA’s commitment to JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) work. We wanted to see how other independent schools were ensuring an equitable and inclusive environment for students, families, and faculty of diverse backgrounds, and how they were galvanizing white allies to work for a better future for everyone.

Ultimate Frisbee TEAm Season Wrap-Up

This fall, TEA launched its first-ever Ultimate Frisbee TEAm – designed for high school age boys and girls. Student-athletes enjoyed practicing on the incredible Martis Valley Campus field twice a week from October till late November.

TEA Drama Club Photo Gallery and Video from The Lion King

The sun came out and the stars shined bright even at 2 in the afternoon this past Sunday. The TEA drama club’s production of Lion King was full of fun, energy, and smiles as each of the kids brought their own sparkle to the stage. Thanks to everyone who made it magical.

Marching from Selma to Montgomery

Through anchor readings, expert conversations and experiences in the epicenter of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, these 11th-grade students were aiming to understand the conditions that led to the need for an organized movement towards civil rights. Students would end up walking 30-40 miles in the very footsteps of Voting Rights marchers of 1965 as they journeyed from Selma to Montgomery.

Middle School Students Examine the Impact of Car Culture on the Environment, People, and Society

How can cities overcome the challenges of making it more bike-friendly? How do we develop, protect, and enhance the Tahoe/Truckee bike experience through trail stewardship, advocacy, collaboration, and education? TEA Middle School students recently traveled to Bend, Oregon to examine these very questions.

Pre-K Science Photo Gallery

A huge thank you to our HS Program Science Teacher Jessica Svoboda for spending some time with the Pre-K crew recently for a little Pre-K science! What better way to understand the literal meaning of “kind heart” than by examining actual hearts!