It all starts with place

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Mountain Academy

Exceptional education from preschool to 12th grade

Mission Critical

Teaching resilience through nature

For over fifty years, Teton Science Schools have connected learners of all ages to their backyards, America’s national parks and the world by inspiring curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education.

Learning is in our nature

Teton Science Schools provides place and space for learners who are academically driven, naturally curious and inspired by the great outdoors.

Profiles in Place

Docent Dan

Hearth and Home

Docent Dan, resident storyteller and face of Murie Ranch, retired after seven years last fall. He received the title of Honorary Interpretive Park Ranger by the Grand Teton National Park for his commitment to sharing the Murie legacy with thousands of NPS visitors.

Meet Docent Dan
Docent Dan
Shannon Shuptrine

Meet Jackson local, Shannon Shuptrine

As TSS celebrates a 50-year partnership with Teton County School District, a TSS educator reflects on her memories as a fifth grader in the program.

Her Impact
Shannon Shuptrine

Does happiness help students learn?

According to recent neuroscience research, happy students are engaged students. After a tumultuous past few years in the classroom, it’s time for the J-factor - bringing joy into the learning process.

A Happier Classroom

More than a Field Trip

For over a decade, science coordinator Mike Szydlowski has connected students from Columbia (MO) Public School District to the grandeur of the Tetons and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This 1,190 mile field trip provides students an experience of a lifetime.

Beyond the Classroom

Our Blog

Partnership Highlight – Ruch Outdoor Community School

Finding Our Place at Ruch Outdoor   Written by Kim Neiswanger, First Grade Teacher, Ruch Outdoor Community School – Originally published in Applegater, an Oregon-based Community Newsmagazine    Community SchoolWith a commitment to help students find a sense of purpose and belonging through a deeper connection with the community, Ruch Outdoor Community School has been following a place-… read more