Character

Pre-K Students Go on a Quest to Find Woodland Fairies and Gnomes

These 3 and 4 year-olds demonstrate community, responsibility, and caring for the natural world while learning to stay safe in the wilderness.

End of Year Limericks by Matt Morrison

Always going above and beyond, Matt prepared a limerick for each of his students at our final Hearth appreciation ceremony.

TEA Seniors Design Class Service Trip in Order to Help Syrian Refugees

Move, Adapt, or Die: The Life and Times of a Syrian Refugee In the fall, the senior class of Tahoe Expedition Academy was asked to design a class service trip on their own.

Third Graders in Tahoe Learn About the Donner Party, First Hand

If the Donner Party had been equipped with sturdier covered wagons, would more of them have survived their infamous journey over Donner Summit in the winter of 1847? And how would you build a stronger wagon?

TEA 8th Grade Crew Dives Deep Into Immigration With Canoes

Students canoed 25 miles of the Colorado River as it winds along the Arizona/California border to gain a deep understanding of the challenges on both sides of the fence.

Thank You Tahoe Expedition Academy Teachers

Thank you, teachers, for doing everything you do to make Tahoe Expedition Academy such an inspiring, challenging, compassionate, magical, all-encompassing, opportunistic and just plain awesome place to go to school.

+Impact School Founder, Taylor Simmers, Featured on Vicariously Podcast

Taylor explains in the podcast how the adolescent brain responds better when leaving its comfort zone and how their curriculum empowers students to reach their full potential while cultivating intellectual growth, character, and confidence.

An Unforgettable 2017 Biathlon Season for Tahoe Expedition Academy

2017 marked our Biathlon TEAm’s fifth year. Biathlon is a combination of target shooting with .22 cal rifles and nordic skate skiing. It is regarded as the most challenging winter endurance sport and originated from 18th-century Norwegian military practices.

TEA Students Visit Senior Center to Share Music

This week in music, grades 4-6, we visited the Sierra Senior Center. Students were broken into groups where they interviewed an elder and discovered their musical tastes and background.

Class of 2017 College Acceptances

Our college admissions and acceptances are growing every day with this senior class! The UC system is on a roll and showing us the love! UC Santa Cruz just accepted a few of our students and more decisions are on their way.

TEA Presents: Our Relationship to Risk by Judy Klein

Judy Klein is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF-ZSFG Department of Emergency Medicine. Judy will present on the importance of connecting with nature and risky play in the outdoors.