Dear Visiting Families,
For years, I dreamed about opening a school in my hometown of Nashville… a place that truly celebrated students and reflected the real world. I imagined coffee shop outings and creative projects. I could see circles and presentations, whole school assemblies, and more. Slowly, I watched that dream come closer to reality as we selected the building space, hired staff members, and admitted families.
Kalee Barbis, Head of School
“We are blending the lines of learning and living — bringing our whole selves (curiosity, passion, and bravery) to school.”
Students embraced our space, our staff, and our culture, creating something extraordinary. We had, in our founding year, literally laid the foundation for years to come in Nashville. In the words of Edith Wharton, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it.” With open hearts, we created a beautiful community.
Our Students engage in deep project-based learning. Our 5th graders imagined what school could look like by building models, our 8th graders dropped eggs from the roof for physics, and our high school biology students created ecosystems. Our Students have deep conversations in Core Advisory exploring identities, discussing anti-racism, and imagining ways they will change the world.
Thank you in advance for signing on to learn more about Templeton Academy. We look forward to getting to know you and potentially welcoming you to the Wolf PACK. —Kalee
P.S. – Here is a link to our most recent virtual Exhibition Day commemorating the end of Term 2 – beautiful work from our great Students!
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