Blyth-Templeton Academy
Washington, DC

About Us

Blyth-Templeton Academy is an experiential micro school on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. serving grades 9-12. BTA offers an academically rigorous college- and life-preparatory curriculum designed to foster intellectual curiosity through active learning and community exploration. The small-school design and small class sizes allow a genuinely student-centered environment that allows students to fall in love with learning and take an active part in their own education.

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Events

 

Open House

Come discover what a Blyth-Templeton Academy education truly is by joining us at our upcoming Open House! We welcome students and their families to join us for a fun-filled evening where you will have the opportunity to mingle one-on-one with our faculty and staff, discover the advantages of a BTA education, ask questions about our educational approach on your child's future, and meet BTA Head of School, Radha Parameswaran!

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Info Sessions

We are happy to set up visits to fit your schedule. Visits to the school provide a great opportunity to meet some of the staff, get an overview of how things work at BTA, ask questions, and see the school and students in action. 

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Our Team

Radha Parameswaran

Head of School
Radha Parameswaran is Head of School for Blyth-Templeton Academy.

Lee Palmer

Chief Innovation Officer
Lee Palmer is the Chief Innovation Officer for Blyth-Templeton Academy and has served as Principal of the Upper School at Sidwell Friends School

Rebecca Claster

College Counselor & Service Learning Coordinator
Rebecca Claster is Blyth-Templeton Academy’s College Counselor. In addition, she is an educational consultant

David Sekora

Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher
David Sekora teaches Computer Science and Mathematics at Blyth-Templeton Academy. David has extensive experience teaching

Sharita Thompson

History Teacher
Sharita Thompson teaches History classes for Blyth-Templeton Academy.

Adam Curtis

Community Coordinator & Humanities Teacher
Adam Curtis Is Community Coordinator and Humanities Teacher for Blyth-Templeton Academy. An experienced educator, director, fil

Adrienne Wyman

Visual Arts Teacher
Adrienne Kralick teaches Visual Arts. She has a B.F.A.

Leslie Jean

Photography Teacher
Leslie Jean teaches Photography. She has a B.A.

Jack Leathers

Biology and Environmental Science Teacher
Jack Leathers teaches Biology and Environmental Science. He has a B.A. in Biology (with a Minor in Music) from St.

Yinzú Nairouz

Mathematics and Spanish Teacher
Yinzú Nairouz teaches Mathematics and Spanish at Blyth-Templeton Academy.

Timothy Guy

Mathematics Teacher
Timothy Guy teaches Mathematics. An experienced high school math teacher and administrator, Tim has a B.S. in Mathematics from Mt. St.

Clover Afokpa

Humanities and French Teacher
Clover Afokpa teaches Humanities and French. Clover has a B.A. in Theater from Reed College and a Ph.D.

Lindsey Nelson

Mathematics and Physics Teacher
Lindsey Nelson teaches Mathematics and Physics. Lindsey has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, an M.A.

Sarah Norman

Visual Arts Teacher
Sarah Norman teaches Visual Arts. Sarah has a B.A. from The University of Southern Mississippi, an M.F.A.

Mengsteab Weldegaber

Mathematics and Science Teacher
Mengsteab Weldegaber has a B.S. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from University of Asmara, Eritrea, M.S.

Aleksey Gibson

Humanities Teacher
Dr. Aleksey Gibson teaches Humanities at Blyth-Templeton Academy. With a B.A. and M.Phil. from the University of London, and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia

Tyler Herman

Drama and Theater Studies Teacher
Tyler Herman teaches Drama and Theater Studies at Blyth-Templeton Academy. With a B.A. in Theater and Dance (minor in Music) from Cornell University and an M.F.A. in Acting from Brown University

Sam Blyth

Chairman
Sam Blyth, CEO of Blyth-Templeton Academy, was educated at Cambridge University (B.A. Hons. and M.A)., the University of Paris

Temp Keller

President
John Templeton (Temp) Keller is the Co-founder and President of Templeton Learning and Co-founder

Patrick Shaw

Board Member
Pat Shaw is the President and Managing Director

Dennis Keller

Board Member
Dennis Keller, Board member of the Blyth-Templeton Academy Board of Directors, is a lifelong education entrepreneur.

Ben Wallerstein

Board Member
Ben Wallerstein, member of the Board of Directors of Blyth-Templeton Academy, is deeply committed to issues of equity

News and Notices

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

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

What is Exhibition Day? A Look at a BTA Community Tradition
What is Exhibition Day? A Look at a BTA Community Tradition

 Every school has traditions and customs that make it unique: a school song, an annual spirit week,

A Teacher's Take on Place-Based Education (Nashville Edition)
A Teacher's Take on Place-Based Education (Nashville Edition)

Place-based education is a learning model that emphasizes the incorporation of community resources

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

We recently received an email from an interested parent that opened with the following statement:

Here's What to Expect at Your Admissions Interview for Blyth-Templeton Academy (Nashville Edition)
Here's What to Expect at Your Admissions Interview for Blyth-Templeton Academy (Nashville Edition)

Our admissions interviews are a great way to see a student’s excitement and enthusiasm about

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

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Blyth-Templeton Academy is an experiential micro school offering an academically rigorous college-preparatory curriculum designed to foster intellectual curiosity through active learning and community exploration.

What if the future of education was developed around the student and driven by the student?

This is the question we are always asking ourselves.

The time and energy of mainstream education can get tied up by standardized testing, complex reporting, and a one-size-fits-all approach in the classroom. Meanwhile, the needs of individual students fade to the background.

We are pioneering an educational model that genuinely puts students first and that emphasizes the skills that colleges and employers value. Our model does not offer an “alternative” education, it offers an education experience that will help your student fall in love with learning and take an active part in their own education. 

Why not prepare students for successful, full lives starting in middle and high school?

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