About Us

tmsaWe are 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. Queen City STEM School, founded in Charlotte in 2015, has recently joined the TMSA family as TMSA Charlotte - QCSS.

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 to build a better world for all. Our robust academic program and character education develop students' skills to live in harmony with themselves, with others, and with the natural environment.