Experiential Learning

Blyth-Templeton Academy's curriculum makes use of Washington, D.C.'s vast resources, challenging students to connect their classroom experiences to the real world. Our goal is that students walk away from these experiences with a deeper understanding of the world around them, a desire to be a member and contributor to their communities, and independent, confident learners. In doing this, not only do we make a greater impact on our students and they in turn on our city, but we leave behind as small an environmental footprint as possible.

Here are some of the community resources we have used:

  • African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
  • Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Animal Welfare Institute
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States
  • Atlantic Council
  • B & B Music
  • Barracks Row Heritage Trail
  • Barracks Row Main Street
  • Bayou Bakery
  • Capitol Hill African-American Heritage Trail
  • Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals
  • Capitol Hill Village
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Columbia Heights Neighborhood
  • DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
  • DC Southeast Neighborhood Library
  • DC UrbanGreens
  • District Doughnuts
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Eastern Senior High School
  • Embassy of Uruguay
  • Everybody Grows
  • Fabrication Lab, Martin Luther King Jr. Library
  • Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Gallaudet University
  • Garfield Park
  • Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (our wonderful school location – community center and art gallery)
  • Hopkins Apartments (Capitol Hill)
  • Indiana University, Office of International Development
  • Kingman and Heritage Islands Park
  • Marine Barracks, Washington DC
  • Marion Park, Capitol Hill (National Park Service)
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Archives
  • National Building Museum
  • National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden
  • National Mall
  • National Museum of the U.S. Navy
  • Newseum
  • Potomac Gardens Apartments
  • Reading Partners DC
  • Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
  • Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art
  • Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum
  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park
  • Southern Homes and Gardens
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Teavana
  • United States Botanic Garden and Bartholdi Park
  • United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • United States Capitol
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Washington DC City Council
  • Washington DC Metro System
  • Washington Monument
  • Watkins Recreation Center (DC Department of Parks and Recreation)
  • Whitman-Walker Health
  • William Penn House