As the new Director of Admissions, I would like to take a moment to introduce you to Blyth-Templeton Academy, an experiential micro school on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 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 educations.
Though countless attributes make us unique, I would like to highlight three:
Personalized: We have an average class size of eight, and our school will never exceed 125 students. Students and teachers, as well as peers, are able to develop strong relationships that lead to more effective learning. Our academic program is designed to help students discover their gifts and how they can be used in a way that brings them joy and serves others.
Deeper Learning: Two academic subjects per 10-week term enables students to focus deeply on their courses each term. Academic blocks of two hours and twenty minutes also allow classes to go outside of the classroom for experiential excursions. With four terms per school year, new students can easily join the school at the beginning of any term.
City as a campus: While other schools spend millions every year on facilities, and increase tuition accordingly, we use Washington, D.C. and its thousands of extraordinary educational assets as our campus—easily accessed from our home in the historic Hill Center, a block from the Eastern Market Metro.
If you know of any students who might be interested in a high school that creates and encourages independent, confident learners, please do not hesitate to share this e-mail with them. In addition, I invite you to visit the school 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. We have information sessions every Thursday morning at 10 am (click here to register https://www.blythtempleton.org/admissions) or we can set up a time at your convenience.
I look forward to welcoming you to Blyth-Templeton Academy.
Very best regards,