Our Grade 9 Program Opens This September!
We are thrilled to make the announcement that our Grade 9 program will be opening this September for the 2019-2020 school year. For those following ...
We offer a truly different approach to education. Our own children needed something different than what was available in our city — so we opened this school.
Traditional education was invented over a century ago to address the needs of the time. Things have really changed since then! We no longer require the government to prepare a list of content (curriculum) that everyone should learn at a prescribed pace and at a prescribed age. We can look up anything at any time.
It is common to see articles like this: Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Not here! Future-proofing our children (for an economy we can’t imagine) means shifting away from content-driven programs to processed-based ones like what we do at Infinity School.
Using the Acton Academy model, our students develop the skills they really need: critical thinking, group collaboration, conflict resolution, decision-making, and problem-solving. These, along with “soft skills” like self-discipline, emotion regulation, self-awareness, and grit, position our children to tackle anything.
This learner-driven environment is for children who process at a different pace, can work independently, and want adults to get out of the way!
Hear more in this podcast interview that our Head of School, Andrea Loewen Nair did on Allison Graham’s Resiliency Ninja program.
Watch this VICE media Parental Guidance TV show called featuring Infinity School (last section of the episode) called, “Learning Curves.”
Core skills are developed by each student using self-directed, self-paced methods, and technology where appropriate. We allow students to learn on their own by providing a safe space to try, make mistakes, and by using Socratic teaching methods where we ask more questions than we answer. The learning is organized into projects and quests to demonstrate real-world experiences and provide context and meaning to their subject material. We continually inspire and motivate our students through examples of dedication, character, determination, hard work, and the success (in whatever form) that will bring.
We are accepting applications for students ages FOUR to FOURTEEN for the 2019-2020 school year. (Our high school program opens in September of 2020.) Book a tour with us today!