Blyth-Templeton Academy

Blyth-Templeton Academy, a unique college-preparatory high school in Capitol Hill, combines very small class sizes with citywide learning opportunities to develop self-directed, lifelong learners positioned to thrive in the 21st century.

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921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20003

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Student to Faculty Ratio

8 to 1

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Though countless attributes make Blyth-Templeton Academy unique, three stand alone among our peer schools:

• 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 allows 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, half a block from the Eastern Market Metro.

Blyth-Templeton Academy really is all about the students, as our approach provides a highly personalized education experience focused on learning by doing. At our core, we are a welcoming school community with a holistic and individualized approach that encourages students to see the world as their classroom.

A visit is the best way to understand what makes Blyth-Templeton unique and whether we might be a fit for you. We look forward to meeting you soon!

While academic success and student growth are our top priorities, we believe strongly that co-curricular activities are powerful tools for student success. Both the size and philosophy of Blyth-Templeton Academy provides our students with the opportunity to develop new interests and to pursue new activities. All students are given the opportunity to participate in community meetings, health and wellness, theater, sports teams, service and clubs. We encourage students to take leadership positions in the school, and through our Venture Grants program, provide opportunities for independent research and activities that allow students to follow their interests. All school activities take place under the direct supervision of staff members.

Our Campus

Located in historic Hill Center, a community center dedicated to arts, education, and culture

Easily accessible by public transit and car

Service learning and community connections integrated into academic and co-curricular program

Extensive use of Washington, D.C. resources


Option #1: Regular Payment: $15,250/year (4 terms)

Option #2: Monthly Payment Plan: $1,330/month

Option #3: Part-Time: $2,512/class