Some schools give you a desk, we give you a city.

Blyth-Templeton Academy is an academically rigorous 9-12th grade high school in the heart of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Experiential

Experiential

We take active learning to a whole new level. Expanding beyond our location at Hill Center, we use Washington, D.C. as our classroom. Whether it’s visiting the U.S. Capitol as part of a history lesson, exploring math at the National Building Museum, or cultivating a community garden around the corner, we see everything around us as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Academically Rigorous

Academically Rigorous

We tackle two subjects at a time, focusing on each for several hours a day – an approach that allows students to achieve deeper learning. Our students are intellectually curious. They welcome new challenges and think critically about real-world problems. All of our students graduate ready to pursue their passions.

Average class size of eight

Average class size of eight

Every student has a “front row” seat. Our teachers provide care and empathy to ensure all of our students receive the individual attention they need to succeed. We start and end every day, week, and year with a single-minded determination to serve our students well.

The Blyth-Templeton Experience

Lee Palmer
About Lee Palmer

Lee Palmer is the founding Head of School for Blyth-Templeton Academy. Educated at Cornell, Rutgers and Towson Universities, Lee is deeply committed to student-centered experiential education. She joins us with a strong track record in the care and mentoring of students and teachers. Lee 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 and Science Chair at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore.

A Welcome from our Head of School, Lee Palmer

I'm delighted to introduce you to Blyth-Templeton Academy, a unique school providing empathetic and personalized education..."

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Dear Prospective Students and Families,

I'm delighted to introduce you to Blyth-Templeton Academy, a unique school providing empathetic and personalized education delivered by faculty and staff who are passionate, skilled and creative educators. At our core, we are a welcoming school community that encourages academic excellence and celebrates student achievement in and out of the classroom.

Our mission is to offer an accessible program based on principles of best practices for teaching and learning in the 21st century. Our school is small by design so the relationships that foster student engagement can be strong. Committed to experiential learning, our block academic schedule (two classes per ten-week term; four terms a year) and small class size (average of eight students), allows us to use Washington D.C.'s extensive resources for a highly individualized and active educational experience.

Blyth-Templeton Academy is a member of an extraordinary group of learning environments that follow the same format of student-centered experiential learning and can easily be part of a BTA student experience. Our four term system allows the flexibility to enter BTA at any term, travel with Blyth Global High School for a term, take courses online, and to take courses and do community service over the summer with International Summers/Community Service.

Blyth-Templeton Academy serves students who want to be prepared to thrive in any setting and who want to be fully engaged in their own academic process and in their community. We look forward to sharing our program with you.

Warm Regards,

Lee Palmer

Lee Palmer

Head of School

Blyth-Templeton Academy

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