Templeton Academy Students Learn by Experiencing the Real World

learning community, experiential learning

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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What a Small School Can Offer Your Teen

learning community, small classroom

Templeton Academy is a micro-school. That means that we are intentionally small – we will keep our enrollment below 150 students and our average class size is eight. At Templeton Academy we have learned that, with smaller class sizes, education professionals can keep students engaged with innovative classroom solutions. Our model combines a warm, inviting atmosphere with great teaching that allows our students to flourish. Our teachers combine care and empathy with a single-minded determination to serve our students well.

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Why Do Teens Need Safe Spaces for Failure?

learning community, adolescent development

"I enjoy struggling with a hard question even if that means answering incorrectly. I now feel like I could hold my own in my discussions.” 9th-grade student

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Why We Listen to Student Voices and What We Hear

learning community, inclusive school environment

When we ask our students to give feedback about their experiences at Blyth Templeton Academy, we listen carefully. We want to know how teens relate to our school – how our approach challenges and inspires them. Our goal is to nurture students who will grow into independent, confident learners, with a deeper understanding of the world around them. Their student voices are an important factor in how we determine if we are on the right track.

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Why a Micro-School is the Right Choice for Your Teen

learning community, small classroom

Blyth-Templeton Academy is a micro-school. That means that we are intentionally small – we will keep our enrollment below 150 students and our average class size is eight. At BTA we have learned that, with smaller class sizes, education professionals can keep students engaged with innovative classroom solutions. Our model combines a warm, inviting atmosphere with great teaching that allows our students to flourish. Our teachers combine care and empathy with a single-minded determination to serve our students well.

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