Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Miller

In this alumni spotlight, we check in with TEA Class of 2018’s Jeffrey Miller, recent University of Colorado at Boulder graduate.

From Petroglyphs to Ammonites: A 6th-Grade Study of Ancient Nevada

It was fascinating for the teachers and students to see evidence of a marine reptile that dates back 100 million years before the dinosaurs.

Appreciating Achieve Tahoe for Hosting Our 1st-Graders

TEA First Graders learned this lesson during an eye-opening meet and greet with Achieve Tahoe. The children did a beautiful job of recognizing that everyone has a heart with feelings and everyone wants love & connection. They also learned about inclusivity and using people-first language to help remind disabled people that they are seen and respected as individuals. Much appreciation to the folks at Achieve Tahoe!

The Aspen Collective: Building Teen Community Through Art and Music

Meet Nico Bolen. One of the founders of the Aspen Collective, a group that’s trying to build a community for local teens to celebrate and create the art they love. They were recently featured in both Moonshine Ink and the Tahoe Guide, to talk about the importance of building this artistic safe space in our small mountain town.

Kindergartners Kick off Their “Food to Tummy” Project With an Overnight Trip to Area Farms

This past week, the Mt. Rose Kindergarten Crew kicked off their semester-long project with an overnight trip to the Grass Valley/Nevada City area. It was a farmtastic time for the Mt. Rose Crew to celebrate the start of all their kindergarten adventures and learn a whole lot about food and farms.

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 Senior Passages

Senior Passages at TEA are a long standing tradition. While standing in front of an audience of family, friends, faculty and peers, our graduating Seniors reflect on their journeys through life both inside and outside of school, sharing beautiful stories and reflections along the way. This year was no exception. Thank you to the Class of 2023 for your heartfelt Senior Passages. We’re proud to share recordings here so their stories may continue to inspire others for years to come!

2023 8th-Grade Graduation Recording and Photo Gallery

Congratulations to the Class of 2027! Enjoy a few photos and a video recording of the 8th-Grade Graduation Ceremony.

2023 8th-Grade Passages

Passage presentations are a long-standing tradition at TEA. Every 5th-grader, 8th-grader and 12th-grader prepares and delivers a passage presentation as they prepare to enter middle school, high school, and college (or beyond!) They are a time and place for students to reflect on their experiences both inside and outside of TEA while also honing in on their public speaking skills. Here we are proud to share our 2023 8th-Grade Passage Presentations with you.

Senior Spotlight: Sarah Stern

Sarah is attending the University of Colorado Boulder. Check out her advice for TEA students, what Sarah will miss about TEA, an overview of her Senior Intensive, and parting thoughts from her family.