In the classroom, in the community and in the wild, Teton Science Schools creates authentic educational experiences for 15,000 learners and leaders every year—the kind of experiences that bring you closer to the people and places all around you, deepen your understanding and give you clarity and courage to make change in your world.
Learning is in our nature
Teton Science Schools
Experience your world.
Understand your world.
Change your world for the better.
Our Approach to Education
We believe in learner-centered practices implemented by teachers who are lifelong learners in content and craft. Our approach is place-based, connecting learning with community. We define place as the ecological, cultural and economic aspects of a community.
An Inside Look at Teton Science Schools
in Annual Student Scholarships
of Learning per Year
Our programs are based at four campuses in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and extend beyond the Tetons to impact students and educators from across the country and around the globe.
Students at Teton Science Schools are curious about the world around them and look for ways to engage and lead in their communities. TSS is committed to equity, striving for systems that enable access for underrepresented communities. As a core value, TSS embraces inclusion by welcoming people from every socioeconomic status, physical and learning ability, race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status and religious background.
Transformative place-based education can only be achieved through a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Our commitment to DEI makes learning more engaging, relevant, impactful and transferable. It also results in a more effective team of teachers and staff. Additionally, our efforts will make place-based education more accessible for teachers and learners.
See what’s happening
Place-Based Education Workshop Series (part 1 of 2)
In the first part of a two-part workshop series, participants will be introduced to the theory and implementation of place-based education through lectures, discussions, readings and activities.
Part one of a two-part workshop series
Introduction to the Reggio Emilia Approach and Early Childhood Programs at Teton Science Schools
Participants will have the opportunity to explore our Pre-K classroom and learn how we meld the philosophies of Reggio Emilia and Place-Based Education at Teton Science Schools in our Early Childhood Programs.
I would not be here if it wasn't for my summer experience at Teton Science Schools. That is where I first saw myself as a scientist. TSS was the single most impactful experience in my life and is the reason why I am passionate about K-6 science education!Kris Kaly, 1986 High School Field Ecology Alumna