Templeton Academy Students Learn by Experiencing the Real World

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Most of us have experienced the traditional classroom - indoors, with rows of desks and a teacher in the front. At Templeton Academy, we do things differently. We primarily use Washington D.C. as our “classroom.” Located in a historically and culturally rich environment, our students have access to premier facilities and resources. What does that mean?

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Is Experiential Learning Good For Your Teen's Brain?

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 Families who are considering Templeton Academy as a choice for private school education are interested in our experiential learning program. We have a unique “city as our classroom” approach to encouraging students to explore the resources in the community. Washington DC is an ideal metro area for this because of its richness in cultural and historical resources. Our classes are seminar-based,and students have responsibility for actively participating in discussions, problem-solving, and team projects. 

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What Makes a Very Different Kind of Private High School?

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What makes Blyth-Templeton Academy different from other high schools? This is a question we frequently hear from families who are looking for the right private high school for their teens. We offer many ways for you to see for yourselves - weekly information sessions, open houses, scheduled visits - what makes our approach to education at BTA exceptional.

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Will Exploration and Discovery Motivate Your Teen?

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As a parent, the pop culture messages you see and hear about teenagers can be pretty discouraging. Teens are often portrayed with a broad brush – as an unmotivated bunch! Our experience at Blyth- Templeton Academy challenges that message. We see lots of motivation in our teen students. Their interests, hopes, and dreams change rapidly. It can be challenging  to keep up with those changes.

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Can Experiential Learning Prepare My Teen for a Competitive College?

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When families are in the process of selecting the right private high school for their teen student, they consider many factors. One of those is the experiential learning program at Templeton Academy. A question that we hear from both students and parents:

“Are you sure that your experiential learning techniques maintain the rigorous curriculum expected  of a competitive curriculum?”

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