Templeton Academy

Templeton Academy is an experiential micro school with locations on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and in Nashville, TN. It offers an academically rigorous curriculum designed to foster intellectual curiosity through active learning and community exploration. The small class sizes ensure that each student has a front row seat in classes with an average size of 8. Our model combines a warm, inviting atmosphere with great teaching that allows our students to flourish. Schedule a visit soon.
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Is Block Scheduling the Way of the Future in Education?

student-centered learning, experiential learning

Block scheduling is an innovation in schools that has earned increasing support from educators, parents, and students. This type of scheduling allows for longer class periods that offer increased instruction time. Public and private high schools that adopt the block schedule are looking for increased student engagement and improved academic outcomes.  What, exactly, is block scheduling? And how can it improve learning?

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Summer Reading

learning community, lifelong learning

I missed the third day of junior year- because I failed to do my Summer Reading. My incredible-in-every-other-way English III teacher used summer reading to weed students out of class. I read John Irving’s The Prayer for Owen Meany. I loved reading- reading the book was not the issue for me to complete; rather she assigned a terrible, pointless project to go with it.  Now, 18 years later, I still remember it: track the different motifs throughout the book. One of the motifs included a baseball and even years later, I feel sure that the word baseball appeared over 100 times in the book....

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Top 5 Favorite Summer Learning Trips for Families in Tennessee

adolescent development, lifelong learning, Nashville

At Templeton Academy we know that learning doesn’t stop during the summer holiday. As our new students gear up for our opening day this fall, we have compiled a list of our team’s favorite summer destinations that bring together fun and learning for an impactful holiday trip. We also understand first-hand how hands-on and experiential learning can impact and engage young learners, helping them connect with history, the arts, math and science like never before.

Put down the remote and head out for some summer fun that will both engage your students’ brains and provide fun experiences for...

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City as a Classroom

experiential learning, lifelong learning, Nashville

With a motto that includes“using the city as a classroom,” we are committed to giving our staff the tools they need to lead our students in a truly experiential learning model next year. One way we’ve done this is by challenging the traditional model of professional development that says to “sit in the seat and listen to the leader.” Instead, we are learning experientially as we prepare for the new school year.

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Templeton Academy's Book Club Celebrates National Library Month

learning community, lifelong learning, Nashville

Did you know April is National Library Month, a celebration of the important contributions made by our nation's libraries and library workers? This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities,” highlighting the value of academic, public, and school libraries across the country.

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