Dear Friends,

Dennis Keller, Chair and Sam Blyth, CEO are proud to announce the launch of Blyth-Templeton Academy in Washington, DC  located near Dupont Circle, inside the historic Whittemore House.  This preparatory college offers a co-educational and non-sectarian experience from grades nine through twelve.  Our dedicated and skilled teaching staff will provide highly personalized, experiential learning opportunities in a cultivated and engaging environment.

We are delighted to have Ms. Lee Palmer as the founding Head of School for Blyth-Templeton. Previously, Ms Palmer was 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. Educated at Cornell, Rutgers and Towson Universities, Ms. Palmer is deeply committed to student centred experiential education. She joins us with a strong track record in the care and mentoring of students and teachers.

We hope you will join us as we introduce Blyth-Templeton Academy to the community on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6pm at the Whittemore House. The school is located at 1526 New Hampshire Avenue.

For more information, please contact Lee: leepalmer@blythtempleton.org or by phone (202) 847-0779.

We look forward to seeing you.

Sincerely,

Blyth-Templeton Academy

The Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20036, United States

www.templetonacademy.org/

 

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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