Academics

The faculty at LTS bring excitement to school, engaging students in active learning, partnering with students and parents in the delivery of an exceptionally thoughtful and appropriately vigorous course of studies. Lake Tahoe School teachers care about what children learn and how they understand the material and what they do with their learning.

On a daily basis, students learn by doing. Examples of unique learning opportunities include:

  •  Measuring ingredients and discussing volume in a unique Pre-K cooking class
  • Delivering oral presentations from Kindergarten through 7th grade as part of the school’s Declamation program
  •   Practicing Chinese brush strokes in the art studio and singing songs in Mandarin in the music room while learning about Asian cultures in their 3rd grade class
  •   Developing engineering skills and applying arithmetic lessons by designing and constructing their own go-karts for the annual, MakerSpace Class-sponsored race
  •   Learning how to explore, cope, and be leaders in the Tahoe Basin wilderness and beyond through the active Adventure Learning program
  •   Cultivating the essential 21st-Century skills of creation, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking utilizing the Tahoe Basin’s one-and-only MakerSpace
  •   Living the gold rush experience as greenhorns in the 4th- grade trip to Coloma
  •   Creating and profitably running their very own businesses in the “Small Business” middle school elective
  •   Conducting an individual, yearlong, in-depth study on a selected 8th grade Exhibition topic requiring research, a written paper, interviews, a unique project, and an oral presentation made to a panel of judges

In keeping with their mission to instill a lifelong love of learning and develop critical thinkers and articulate, confident leaders for the 21st Century, LTS balances levity with intensity in the classroom. LTS takes the important task of preparing students for success at the high school level and beyond very seriously, working continuously, intentionally and collaboratively to develop and refine curricular scope and sequence.