A Day in the Life of a High School Student at Templeton Academy Nashville

student-centered learning, Nashville

If you are new to the idea of experiential learning, it can be tough to visualize what the school day looks like at Templeton Academy. In our Day in the Life series, we present student stories and visuals in order to help you picture what it would be like for your child to become a part of our small, student-centered environment. 

Jordan gets off the metro bus and walks across the street. She loves that her parents trust her enough to take the city bus. Before Templeton, Jordan didn’t know how to take the bus. She learned how to ride the bus 9th grade year. Now as a sophomore, she feels...

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A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student at Templeton Academy Nashville

student-centered learning, Nashville

If you are new to the idea of experiential learning, it can be tough to visualize what the school day looks like at Templeton Academy. In our Day in the Life series, we present student stories and visuals in order to help you picture what it would be like for your child to become a part of our small, student-centered environment. 

“See you later, mom!” Zoe shouted as she shut the car door and ran up the stairs to the entrance where Mrs. Barbis, the head of school, waited to high five her. Zoe walked through the cafeteria and common area, up to the middle school floor. She checked in with...

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"So Where Will Your Kids Go to School?"

student-centered learning, parents and education

The days are long, but the years are short.

This was the thought coursing through my brain in the wake of my oldest child’s 8th birthday recently.

It seems just like yesterday that Kerry and I moved to Austin— when Kendall, our oldest, was all of a year old. I remember how people would look at me quizzically when I told them that I was an education entrepreneur. Once I explained that I was one of many attempting to rethink what schooling could/should look like to prepare K-12 learners for a 2030 where 85% of the jobs haven’t been invented yet, nine times out of 10 I’d get the following...

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Why Washington, D.C. is a Prime Location for Place-Based Learning

student-centered learning, experiential learning, Washington D.C.

Our nation’s capitol means many things to many people: a city of rich historical tradition, the home of important policy and cultural conversations, a popular tourist destination, a place with international power and significance.

For us at Templeton Academy DC, Washington, D.C. is our home and community, the location of our founding school, and the ideal type of city for our specialized place-based education model to take root.

In this post, we explain what place-based education looks like in the city of D.C. and how our students take advantage of this city’s vast resources for...

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What is Exhibition Day? A Look at a Templeton Academy Community Tradition

student-centered learning, experiential learning, Washington D.C.

 Every school has traditions and customs that make it unique: a school song, an annual spirit week, or a regular service project.

These special traditions help create a school community that feels like a family, united around common memories and a common effort to grow and learn together. For Templeton Academy in D.C., our favorite community traditions include something we call Exhibition Day.

Keep reading as we explore what Exhibition Day is, how it brings out the best in our students, and what it means for our larger community of Templeton Academy parents, friends, and supporters in the...

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