Welcome to TMSA Public Charter Schools!

TMSA is North Carolina’s growing network of high-performing non-profit public charter schools with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focus. We serve more than 3,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade on five campuses in three cities.

We are tuition-free and operated by an independent board of directors. Our first school, Triad Math and Science Academy - TMSA Greensboro, was established in 2008 by a group of public charter school advocates who supported effective, diverse, and well-funded public charter schools in North Carolina. As increasingly high demand exceeded the number of seats available, TMSA Greensboro was followed by Triangle Math and Science Academy - TMSA Cary in 2012 and Queen City STEM School - QCSS Charlotte in 2015. Our newest school The Math and Science Academy of Apex - TMSA Apex will open its doors in Fall 2022.

We are lifelong learners with big hearts. As our motto “Scientia - Sapientia - Pax” signifies in Latin, 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.

We are committed to being among the best public charter schools in the U.S. All TMSA schools are earning high performance grades from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for several years. TMSA Cary has been ranked by Niche as one of the ten best charter high schools in North Carolina for two years in a row. Its elementary and middle schools have been ranked 5th and 6th best charter for 2022. We provide a high-quality and enriching education that equips students with 21st-century skills in a safe, nurturing, and culturally-responsive learning environment supported by our strong school, family, and community partnership.

Welcome to TMSA!

What's Happening?

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QCSS January Board Meeting
Join us on Thursday, January 27, at 6:30 PM, for QCSS January Board Meeting!
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TMSA January Board Meeting
Join us on Wednesday, January 26, at 7:30 PM, for TMSA January Board Meeting!
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[Video] TMSA Breaks Ground for $60M New Campus in Apex, NC
TMSA Public Charter Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for a state-of-the-art new K-12 campus in Apex on Wednesday, December 15.
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