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The Expedition School Home

Expedition to Excellence

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

Virtual Tour

Time: 7 PM – 8 PM

Explorers' News & Announcements

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year from the TES Board! Featured Photo

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year from the TES Board!

Greetings and welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are thrilled to begin this year with our expert staff and inquisitive students back in our building for five days of in-person teaching and learning! TES classrooms are already bustling with the positive energy and engaged learning of our K-8 “Explorers,” and we welcome everyone with open (but also socially distanced!) arms!

Celebrations from 2021-2022!

Despite an unprecedented year, TES has an incredible 2020-2021, with many more exciting things in store for this year - from playground updates, to the installation of a new STEAM/Maker Space, to TES’s implementation of its recent ACCESS grant award. Check out a few of our recent celebrations!