Dear Visiting Families,
We dream of a brand new start
But we dream in the dark for the most part
Dark as a tomb where it happens
I’ve got to be in the room (where it happens)
— Lyrics from “The Room Where It Happens” from the musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Dr. Laura DeLima, Head of School
“When you face an obstacle, dig deep and remember your “why” – it will help you know what to do”
In Washington, DC, we live “where it happens.” Where History has been made, is being made, and can be made there in the future. As an educator, I used to wonder how we could empower our students to understand History and become History makers themselves. How could they be guided to live purposeful lives that bring them joy and serves others? I no longer have to wonder.
At Templeton Academy DC, we encourage our students “to be in the room where it happens” — to position themselves to take an active role in the issues and ideas about which they are passionate. We do this through adoption of rigorous Gold Standard Project-Based Learning, an inclusive and anti-racist curriculum, and a Core Advisory program supports students in developing traits and gaining core skills for success — self-regulation, compassion, agency, and purpose.
I am honored to work with a phenomenal staff and families who help our students matriculate to the colleges of their choice ready to study hard, dream big, take action, and live purposefully. Please accept my warm invitation to join our TADC community! — Laura
Inquire About Washington D.C. Admissions
We’ve expanded into the Middle School Grades and now serve students in grades 6-12!
Templeton Academy seeks a diverse population of students who bring energy and commitment to the learning process. We’d love to share more about attending our Washington D.C. campus.