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Templeton Academy
Washington, DC

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 COVID-19 Updates: Distance Learning + Fall 2020                                  

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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

 

Info Sessions + Open Houses

Visits to the school, virtually or in person, 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. 

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3-Part Discussion Series: Coping with COVID

If you work with young people as a school leader, teacher, education consultant, psychologist, social worker, tutor, or coach, please join us for our upcoming Coping with Covid Discussion Series.  We hope to connect and build a strong network to best support each other and young people across the DMV during these challenging times.

October 13th: Connection 12pm - 1pm
November 12th: Communication 12pm - 1pm
December 3rd: Collaboration 12pm - 1pm

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Our Team

Dr. Laura DeLima

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

Nicole Weston

DC Director of Admissions and Outreach
Nicole Weston is the Director of Admissions and Outreach for Templeton Academy DC. Nicole brings with her a wealth of experience in the field of education spanning over 20 years and across public, private non-profit, and private for-profit settings.

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.

Rachel Stagner

DC STEM Coordinator
Rachel Stagner is STEM Coordinator for Templeton Academy DC and teaches STEM.

Rebecca Claster

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

Calvin Foster

DC Math Teacher
Calvin L. Foster was born in Brooklyn, New York, and became interested in Calculus as a senior in high school. This interest grew to a passion, propelling him to receive his Master’s Degree in Pure Mathematics. Calvin feels profound respect for the pedagogy of the classroom and a true connection to the math courses that he teaches. He strives to facilitate and foster understanding, enthusiasm, and mastery of the math topics he teaches.

Caitlin Towers

DC English Teacher

Bobor Jones

DC US History and Government Teacher
Bobor Jones teaches history at Templeton Academy. He earned his B.A. in History from Colorado College, where he also minored in Studio Art. He went on to attain a Master's Degree in Global, International, and Comparative History from Georgetown University in 2015. He has been teaching in the DC area since then, most recently serving as the History Department Head at a small private school. Outside of school, he spends his time reading, hiking, traveling, listening to podcasts, and making art

Hannah Balcomb

Spanish Teacher

Pooja Virani

Yoga & Mindfulness Adjunct

Temp Keller

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

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 Emerita 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

There's Still Time to Apply for Templeton Academy's 2020-2021 School Year
There's Still Time to Apply for Templeton Academy's 2020-2021 School Year

Looking for an affordable quality school to call home for the 2020-2021 school year? The Templeton

New Resource: Are Micro Schools the Next Big Thing in Education?
New Resource: Are Micro Schools the Next Big Thing in Education?

Have you ever wondered how education is changing? Or if there is a better approach to educating

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

Why is this the right location for the next Templeton Academy? Nashville is a city of both

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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