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.
Find me on:

Recent Posts


New Resource: Are Micro Schools the Next Big Thing in Education?

student-centered learning, inclusive school environment

Have you ever wondered how education is changing? Or if there is a better approach to educating than the traditional classroom style?

It should strike us as strange that by and large, our children still learn the exact same way we did, in rows and rows of desks, for brief timed intervals, in a classroom run by a single adult who is counted on to impart knowledge through lectures. After all, everything else in the world has changed: how we do business, how we stay in touch with friends, how we manage our finances, and how we shop. Shouldn’t education be changing too? 

We’re exploring all...

Read More

Templeton Academy Launching New Location in Boulder, CO

learning community, inclusive school environment

Templeton Academy, a first-of-its kind experiential micro school model, launching in partnership with RoughRiders Sports Club® in Boulder in the fall of 2020.

We are excited to announce we will be launching our next location in Boulder, CO in the fall of 2020 under the leadership of Head of School, Michael Hardiman.

Read More

Pioneering Educator to Lead Innovative High School on Capitol Hill

private educaton, Washington D.C.

Templeton Academy, a rigorous, college preparatory micro school located in the heart of Capitol Hill, announced that Dr. Laura DeLima has been appointed Head of School. With an average class size of just ten students, and block scheduling – which allows for longer class periods and deeper learning – Templeton Academy provides a highly personalized learning environment that encourages hands-on experiences drawn from Washington’s rich cultural and educational resources.   

Read More

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?

Read More

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....

Read More