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Blyth-Templeton Academy

Blyth-Templeton Academy is an experiential micro school located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It offers an academically rigorous 9-12th-grade high school curriculum designed to foster intellectual curiosity through active learning and community exploration. The small class sizes ensure that each student has a front row seat in classes with an average size of 8. Our model combines a warm, inviting atmosphere with great teaching that allows our students to flourish. Schedule a visit soon.
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Colleges Value Experiential Learners—Here’s Why We Think K-12 Schools Should Too

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Did you know that a stunning 60% of college students are in need of remedial instruction when they enter their freshman year? This lack of preparedness is a testament to the flawed nature of the typical K-12 school system.

There is also a concerning readiness gap in areas that are less tangible than explicit math or language arts skills. Critical thinking, self-motivation, and creativity are just a few of the essential skills that incoming college freshmen should possess in order to maximize the freedom and opportunity of the typical four-year college education.

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The Best of 2018: 4 Major Milestones for BTA in the Last Year

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Have you taken any time this January to reflect back on 2018 and notice how things have grown or changed?

Maybe, like us, you are charging forward with new goals and resolutions for 2019. Maybe, also like us, you are looking back and celebrating the big milestones and accomplishments that took place as you gather strength for the new excitements and new challenges.

That's exactly what we're doing today for Blyth-Templeton Academy as a whole. How did our personalized, experiential education environment grow and change in 2018? Here are four major milestones we passed in the last twelve...

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"My Kids Are Thinking About BTA:" Promoting Student Agency from Application to Graduation

adolescent development, motivating teens, student-centered learning

We recently received an email from an interested parent that opened with the following statement: "my kids are thinking about going to your school."

The rest of the email followed in the typical style for an initial inquiry. The family was interested in learning more and wanted to find a time to connect with a member of the admissions team to talk about the schooling environment and options at Blyth-Templeton Academy.

Are you perhaps wondering why we found the opening line so striking? Here's the statement again: "my kids are thinking about going to your school." 

In our eyes, this parent...

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Check Out BTA's New Application Resource and Registration Information as 2019 Approaches

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and the new year and new decisions will follow quickly after.

This is the time of year when many families begin to re-group and think about their schooling options for the year to come. Are their children thriving? Does one daughter need more challenging academic work? Does another son need greater freedom in his schedule so he can take on a part time job? Do they like their current school’s approach to discipline or to test-taking?

If you’re considering switching schools or starting a new schooling adventure for your family in the coming year and...

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3 Questions We Ask Parents and Students Who Are Interested in Blyth-Templeton

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Applying to private schools, especially private high schools, gets a bad reputation for being a highly stressful and highly selective yet oddly ambiguous process. Many students and parents find themselves asking the question - what do they want? What are they even looking for?

At Blyth-Templeton we pride ourselves in operating under a spirit of honesty and transparency. We think a high school education should be about more than standardized testing and measuring up to predetermined benchmarks of success.

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