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

TSS 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

Place-Based Education and Ethnomathematics

  Teton Science Schools’ Field Education Instructor Alex Sivitskis coauthored a study about place-based education and ethnomathematics titled: “Place-Based Approach to the Praxis of Ethnomathematics Education: Investigating Woven Bamboo Doko of Southern Bhutan.”   This study sought to investigate the place-based and ethnomathematics potential of woven bamboo baskets that are traditionally used in southern Bhutan.… read more