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Kalee’s Original BTA Application

careers of the future, private educaton, Nashville

Why is this the right location for the next Blyth-Templeton Academy?

Nashville is a city of both tradition and innovation as a leader in the music, healthcare, hospitality, and tech industries. Nashville’s rapid growth brings a hundred new people to the city each day. While the city is making sweeping changes to embrace the city’s growth and  innovation- one field has remained stagnant- education. According to US News, Tennessee ranks 37th in high school rankings in 2017. Nashville’s public schools rank an average ACT Score of 18.7. Nashville parents are forced to choose between terrible...

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Summer Reading

learning community, lifelong learning

I missed the third day of junior year- because I failed to do my Summer Reading. My incredible-in-every-other-way English III teacher used summer reading to weed students out of class. I read John Irving’s The Prayer for Owen Meany. I loved reading- reading the book was not the issue for me to complete; rather she assigned a terrible, pointless project to go with it.  Now, 18 years later, I still remember it: track the different motifs throughout the book. One of the motifs included a baseball and even years later, I feel sure that the word baseball appeared over 100 times in the book....

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Top 5 Favorite Summer Learning Trips for Families in Tennessee

adolescent development, lifelong learning, Nashville

At Blyth-Templeton Academy we know that learning doesn’t stop during the summer holiday. As our new students gear up for our opening day this fall, we have compiled a list of our team’s favorite summer destinations that bring together fun and learning for an impactful holiday trip. We also understand first-hand how hands-on and experiential learning can impact and engage young learners, helping them connect with history, the arts, math and science like never before.

Put down the remote and head out for some summer fun that will both engage your students’ brains and provide fun experiences...

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City as a Classroom

experiential learning, lifelong learning, Nashville

With a motto that includes“using the city as a classroom,” we are committed to giving our staff the tools they need to lead our students in a truly experiential learning model next year. One way we’ve done this is by challenging the traditional model of professional development that says to “sit in the seat and listen to the leader.” Instead, we are learning experientially as we prepare for the new school year.

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Celebrating International Museum Day at Blyth Templeton Academy

experiential learning, lifelong learning, Nashville

Did you know May 18 is International Museum Day? As educators at Blyth Templeton Academy we feel lucky to live and work in a community ripe with historical and cultural attractions that capture the hearts of visitors from around the world.

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