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Update: Virtual Silent ART Auction Benefiting Keep Tahoe Blue Raises $1000!

13 TEA high school students and our art teacher Charlotte Semmes had been collecting and transforming waste materials found in their homes during this “shelter-in-place” into art. Our CommuniTEA then helped us continue this cycle of alchemy by turning our sculptures into gold (well cash) by bidding on the sculptures and raising almost $1000 for Keep Tahoe Blue.

The university down the hall

The Covid-19 pandemic is another experience that is changing us all. Now we have TEA@Home and in our house we have the university down the hall.

Class of 2020 College Acceptances

We are very proud to share these college acceptances! 100% of our graduates were accepted to 4-year colleges and universities with a scholarship offers totaling over $398,000! The students applied to academically rigorous and selective colleges. Their experiences at TEA were transformed into compelling narratives to highlight their character and academic achievements.

The Decline of Children’s Free Play

The Kindergarten class of Tahoe Expedition Academy is focusing on how children’s free play with other children has declined over the years and brainstorming ways to bring more free play into our TEA community.

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.

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.

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.

Congrats to TEA Parent Rick Chapman for Completing His Paddle Across Lake Tahoe

In the spirit of celebrating TEA’s Adventure pillar, Rick set off for on a solo paddle-board journey of 22 miles across Lake Tahoe this Tuesday. Check out Rick’s personal account from the journey. And it’s not too late to donate to Rick’s paddle-a-thon!