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About Us

Templeton Academy is an experiential micro school on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. serving grades 9-12. Templeton Academy offers an academically rigorous college- and life-preparatory curriculum designed to foster intellectual curiosity through active learning and community exploration. The small-school design and small class sizes allow a genuinely student-centered environment that allows students to fall in love with learning and take an active part in their own education.

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Events

 

Open House

Come discover what a Templeton Academy education truly is by joining us at our upcoming Open House! We welcome students and their families to join us for a fun-filled evening where you will have the opportunity to mingle one-on-one with our faculty and staff, discover the advantages of a Templeton Academy education, ask questions about our educational approach on your child's future, and meet Templeton Academy Head of School, Radha Parameswaran!

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Info Sessions

We are happy to set up visits to fit your schedule. Visits to the school provide a great opportunity to meet some of the staff, get an overview of how things work at Templeton Academy, ask questions, and see the school and students in action. 

Attend an Info Session

 

Our Team

Dr. Laura DeLima

Head of School
Dr. Laura DeLima is the Head of School at Templeton Academy D.C.

Adam Curtis

Academy Dean
Adam Curtis Is Academy Dean for Blyth-Templeton Academy-DC.

Shira Kahan

Director of Student Life
Shira Kahan is the Director of Student Life at Templeton Academy, working with students to nurture positive campus community and culture and providing support for Templeton’s excursion experience.

Rebecca Claster

College Counselor & Service Learning Coordinator
Rebecca Claster is Blyth-Templeton Academy’s College Counselor. In addition, she is an educational consultant

Temp Keller

Co-Founder and President
John Templeton (Temp) Keller is the Co-founder and President of Templeton Learning and Co-founder

Clover Afokpa

International Student Coordinator and Humanities Teacher
Clover Afokpa is International Student Coordinator for Blyth-Templeton Academy-DC and teaches Humanities and French.

Sarah Herman

Operations Coordinator
Sarah is the Operations Coordinator at Blyth-Templeton Academy, DC. She has her BA in Theater Arts and Technology from SUNY New Paltz.

Aleksey Gibson

Humanities Teacher
Dr. Aleksey Gibson teaches Humanities at Blyth-Templeton Academy. With a B.A. and M.Phil. from the University of London, and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia

Adrienne Wyman

Visual Arts Teacher
Adrienne Kralick teaches Visual Arts. She has a B.F.A.

David Sekora

Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher
David Sekora teaches Computer Science and Mathematics at Blyth-Templeton Academy. David has extensive experience teaching

Jack Leathers

Biology and Environmental Science Teacher
Jack Leathers teaches Biology and Environmental Science. He has a B.A. in Biology (with a Minor in Music) from St.

Leslie Jean

Photography Teacher
Leslie Jean teaches Photography. She has a B.A.

Lyubomira Buresch

Visual Arts Teacher
Lyubomira is a practicing artist and art educator. By drawing from her interdisciplinary background in art and technology, she is helping her students build problem-solving skills.

María J. Mariñoso

Spanish Teacher
María J. Mariñoso teaches Spanish at Blyth-Templeton Academy-DC. She is a believer in the necessity to constantly improve and innovate her teaching.

Sarah Norman

Visual Arts Teacher
Sarah Norman teaches Visual Arts. Sarah has a B.A. from The University of Southern Mississippi, an M.F.A.

Sharita Thompson

History Teacher
Sharita Thompson teaches History classes for Blyth-Templeton Academy.

Tami Johnson

Photography Teacher
Tami Johnson teaches Photography at Blyth-Templeton Academy-DC.

Tyler Herman

Drama and Theater Studies Teacher
Tyler Herman teaches Drama and Theater Studies at Blyth-Templeton Academy. With a B.A. in Theater and Dance (minor in Music) from Cornell University and an M.F.A. in Acting from Brown University

Sam Blyth

Board Member
Sam Blyth, CEO of Blyth-Templeton Academy, was educated at Cambridge University (B.A. Hons. and M.A)., the University of Paris

Patrick Shaw

Board Member
Pat Shaw is the President and Managing Director

Dennis Keller

Board Member
Dennis Keller, Board member of the Blyth-Templeton Academy Board of Directors, is a lifelong education entrepreneur.

Ben Wallerstein

Board Member
Ben Wallerstein, member of the Board of Directors of Blyth-Templeton Academy, is deeply committed to issues of equity

Lee Palmer

Founding Head Emeritus and Senior Advisor
Lee Palmer was Templeton Academy's first Head of School and now serves as a senior advisor to the President and current Heads of School. She has served as Principal of the Upper School at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, Interim Principal of the Upper School at Trinity School in New York City, Science Chair at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore and as a founding board member of the Global Online Academy. Educated at Cornell University (B.S.), Rutgers University (M.S.) and Towson University (Secondary Education), Lee is deeply committed to student-centered, global experiential education.

News and Notices

Templeton Academy Launching New Location in Boulder, CO
Templeton Academy Launching New Location in Boulder, CO

Templeton Academy, a first-of-its kind experiential micro school model, launching in partnership

Pioneering Educator to Lead Innovative High School on Capitol Hill
Pioneering Educator to Lead Innovative High School on Capitol Hill

Templeton Academy, a rigorous, college preparatory micro school located in the heart of Capitol

Is Block Scheduling the Way of the Future in Education?
Is Block Scheduling the Way of the Future in Education?

Block scheduling is an innovation in schools that has earned increasing support from educators,

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

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

Kalee’s Original Templeton Academy Application
Kalee’s Original Templeton Academy Application

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Summer Reading

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APPLICATION INFORMATION

Templeton Academy is an experiential micro school offering an academically rigorous college-preparatory curriculum designed to foster intellectual curiosity through active learning and community exploration.

What if the future of education was developed around the student and driven by the student?

This is the question we are always asking ourselves.

The time and energy of mainstream education can get tied up by standardized testing, complex reporting, and a one-size-fits-all approach in the classroom. Meanwhile, the needs of individual students fade to the background.

We are pioneering an educational model that genuinely puts students first and that emphasizes the skills that colleges and employers value. Our model does not offer an “alternative” education, it offers an education experience that will help your student fall in love with learning and take an active part in their own education. 

Why not prepare students for successful, full lives starting in middle and high school?

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