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Welcome to TES

The Expedition School (TES) is a free, public charter school located in Hillsborough (Orange County), NC. It is an acclaimed project-based learning school with a focus on integrated STEM instruction in grades K-8. TES offers small class sizes, a modified year-round schedule, & implements Responsive Classroom principles and practices schoolwide. Learn more about our mission and educational philosophy here.

Upcoming Events

Flag Day

Time: 12 PM
Location: Flagpole

Explorers' News & Announcements

TES Spirit Wear On Sale Now! Featured Photo

TES Spirit Wear On Sale Now!

This fundraising effort will be run from Monday, March 1st through Sunday, March 21st. All orders can be placed online at
Update on Return to School from TES Board of Directors - Nov. 20 Featured Photo

Update on Return to School from TES Board of Directors - Nov. 20

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the TES board reviewed and discussed a Return to School plan devised by our school’s administrators. This is a decision that weighs heavily upon each of us. Our Board, like most school boards, is struggling to discern the best way forward in the face of escalating COVID infection rates and the understandable frustration many parents and students experience with remote learning. Our priority is to get our students back in their beautiful Eno River Mill classrooms as soon as we can reasonably ensure the safety of our staff, students, families, and community at large. Currently, TES is scheduled to remain in remote learning through January. The Board will meet again on Thurs., Dec. 17 (6pm) to review updated data from teachers, families, and health officials. Read the note below for additional details.

TES Board of Directors Fall Update

Welcome back to Quarter 2! We hope you had a restful intersession, and while we continue to long for a return to “normal” in our days, we look forward to reconnecting with the TES community as remote learning resumes. Below please find important updates from the TES Board of Directors.