Learn About IGNITE

IGNITE is a member of the Acton Academy network, but we are designed with the needs of our local Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge community in mind. We proudly collaborate with other Ontario based Acton Academies in Ottawa, London and Cornwall

    Read through the information available on IGNITE: An Acton Academy and our specific approach.

    Our Approach

    IGNITE uses state-of-the-art learning software, real-world projects, Socratic discussions, and a hero’s journey dialogue in a student-driven, multi-age learning studio.  

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    Our Studios

    Each studio at Acton Academy is its own tight-knit community of mixed-age learners who collaborate with and support each other. 

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    Our Why

    Traditional schools weren’t providing what our children needed for today’s world, so we started one that did. This is our personal story of why we decided to start a school.

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    Our Team

    We’re unlike any school you’ve come across. Yes, we are a school but we’re also determined to hold high standards of professionalism. 

    Meet the IGNITE team.

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    What Makes IGNITE Different

    There are many things that make IGNITE different from a traditional school. Guides instead of teachers. Individuality versus averages. Proven mastery versus letter grades.

    What makes us different.

    Once you’ve explored the resources on this page, move onto your next step – The Details – where you will learn about the logistics of attending IGNITE including the academic calendar and other frequently asked questions.