Welcome to TMSA!

TMSA is North Carolina's growing network of high-performing non-profit public charter schools focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics). We serve more than 3,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade on five campuses in North Carolina.

We are tuition-free and operated by an independent board of directors. Our first school, Triad Math and Science Academy (TMSA Triad), was established in 2008 by a group of public charter school advocates who supported compelling, diverse, and well-funded public charter schools. As increasingly high demand exceeded the number of seats available, TMSA Triad was followed by Triangle Math and Science Academy (TMSA Triangle) in 2012. Our newest school, The Math and Science Academy of Apex (TMSA Apex), will open its doors in Fall 2022. TMSA provides an educational management service to Queen City STEM School, founded by Charlotte Education Foundation in Charlotte in 2015.

For more than a decade, TMSA has brought a dynamic of change to the quality of education and raised the bar of high-quality, free, and public STEAM education in North Carolina. We have almost 5,000 parents waitlisted for TMSA Triangle and TMSA Apex for the next academic year.

TMSA constantly evaluates itself to serve and support the students and parents more effectively. We have recently revised our mission, vision, and values statements to define TMSA's next chapter and formulated what sets TMSA apart from the other schools as The TMSA Advantage.

The TMSA Advantage is:

  • Excellence in STEAM: With a focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math, TMSA graduates are prepared to solve the challenges of tomorrow and to succeed on any path they choose -- in college, careers, and life.
  • Whole Child Focus: Alongside rigorous academics, TMSA creates well-rounded human beings through character education, social-emotional learning, ethics, and athletics.
  • Inclusive Community: We celebrate our schools' diversity as a strength, ensuring all are welcome, included, and feel safe to maximize their potential and shape a better world.

In short, we are lifelong learners with big hearts. As our motto "Science - Wisdom - Peace" signifies, we seek knowledge, pursue wisdom, and foster peace in all we do. Our robust academic program and character education develop students' skills to live in harmony with themselves, with others, and with the natural environment.

Welcome to TMSA!

What's Happening?

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TMSA Special Board Meeting
Join us on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 pm for TMSA Special Board Meeting!
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Town Hall Meeting for TMSA Cary and Apex Opening Plans
Join us tonight at 7:00 pm for the town hall meeting for TMSA Cary and Apex Opening Plans.
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Survey for TMSA Cary and Apex Opening Plans & Invitation to Town Hall Meeting
Please review 6 (six) opening options for TMSA Cary and Apex and complete the survey until noon (12:00 pm) and join our town hall meeting at 7:00 pm tomorrow, June 23, 2022.
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