Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School



About Us

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is a K-8 public charter school within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, serving about 212 students. We inspire a diverse group of learners to achieve academic excellence and develop a strong sense of character and community.

The curriculum is implemented through project-based expeditions and fieldwork that challenge students to think critically while also fostering their natural curiosity and love of learning.

At the heart of EL learning are expeditions--interdisciplinary units aligned with state and district standards. This approach is experiential and community-based, involving students in real-world studies with guiding questions and original research to create high-quality products for audiences beyond the classroom.