Learning At Home, Together
Given this unprecedented time when families are at home out of schools and work environments, we are presented with an opportunity to reimagine education. With ...
Our building may be closed but the learning continues.
We are experiencing an unprecedented, chaotic, and unpredictable time. As children and their parents spend their time away from school and work buildings, hunkered in at home, the degree of challenge facing us all can be great.
This is a time to rethink education, focusing on what is truly important for everyone right now and in the future.
Our Infinity School Eagles and staff moved fairly seamlessly into home-learning in the middle of March. This was because our system was easy to pack up and take home with us!
We were already using productivity software, tracking programs that keep everyone up-to-date in real time on learning milestone achievements, and online programs for core skill academics. We have the ability to keep our community connected with our twice daily Zoom calls, individual video chats between the learners and their Guide (that’s what we call our teachers), and the communication between the learners and their peer mentors.
These tools in the hands of our independent learners have enriched their home-learning experience. Our systems and people have prepared our students for working at home, relying on skills and abilities they are growing at Infinity School to actually deepen their learning during this time.
We also have the benefit of our network of hundreds of Acton Academy schools around the world to tackle the messy situations that face us. The support available for each of our Acton schools is phenomenal.
We have opened our program and arms to the community in a modified format. Please read this post for more information. You can join our school now!
Unfortunately we are not able to show you around our building and give you the opportunity to meet our incredible team and existing learners. However, you can “e-meet” us by looking through our instagram account @InfinitySchoolCA or our Facebook page.
We are in the process of creating a virtual tour video and hope to have that here shortly.
We are accepting registrations for September for two programs:
Onsite, full-time &
Home-learning, full-time (this program is being developed now with information to be posted here as it is available)
The process for registering for our onsite program still begins with contacting us through <Register Today>
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.
SEE this VICE media Parental Guidance TV show featuring Infinity School (last section of the episode) called, “Learning Curves.”
READ this article in London Inc Magazine about the school!
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.