Pioneering Educator to Lead Innovative High School on Capitol Hill

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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.   

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We Have Exciting News...Our Name Is Changing to Templeton Academy!

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We’re excited to announce that going forward Blyth-Telpleton Academy will be known as Templeton Academy.

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What It's Like to Teach Computer Science and Math at Templeton Academy DC: An Interview with David Sekora

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The Templeton Academy approach to education is unique: lots of experiential learning, an emphasis on student learning for its own sake, a personalized classroom environment. We know that our students and families appreciate the Templeton Academy method, but what about the teachers that make it all possible?

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked David Sekora, a Computer Science and Mathematics teacher, to share some stories from his years teaching at Templeton Academy DC.

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A Day in the Life at Templeton Academy DC

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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 descriptive 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. 

Sarah stops by the Little Pearl for a cup of coffee on her way to school from the Eastern Market Metro Station, feeling refreshed and excited about the day ahead. When she had gone to public school, she had had so much homework that she often stayed up late....

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

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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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