Tahoe Expedition Academy is a PreK-12th-Grade Private School located in Martis Valley, between the north shore of Lake Tahoe and the town of Truckee, California. Powered by Constructive Adversity®, TEA is redesigning the world of education to empower creative problem solvers with a social conscience.


When it comes to educating young people, TEA stretches the imagination by teaching outside the walls of a traditional classroom. A TEA education takes students into the breathtaking beauty of the Tahoe Basin and the world beyond the Sierras. Here, students are not confined to a desk or a standard. Instead, they engage in academic adventures, character building and real world adventures designed to push them to the boundaries of their intellectual, social and personal comfort zones, where the learning really happens.


TEA Vision is designing education for today’s world to empower creative problem solvers with a social conscience.

TEA’s mission is the educational design, powered by Constructive Adversity®, combines academic excellence, character building, and real world adventures to develop courageous scholars and citizens who thrive in dynamic and challenging environments and who have the compassion, experience and drive to make the world a better place.