What if your child was trusted to follow their unique passions and curiosities?
What if they were acknowledged for their genius, and encouraged to find their calling and change the world in a profound way?
Would their future change? Would our world benefit?
Read on to learn more about how to launch a Hero’s Journey for you child and your family.
A 21st century school in Cornwall, ON
Blue Sky is part of the Acton Academy network – a network of true learner-driven micro schools started in Austin, Texas in 2009 – and considered by many to be a leading model of K-12 innovation globally.
We believe it is the most nurturing, deep-learning, learner-driven environment in the world, and we're thrilled to share it with intentional families in our community.
What Makes Blue Sky Different?
At Blue Sky...
Learners do challenging work at their own pace
No assigned homework
Learners earn points for effort and badges for mastery
Learners teach themselves and each other
School like a journey, with adventure, fellow travelers, guides and challenges
Learners solve their own problems and learn to govern themselves
Learners working together and collaborating
Important discussions about becoming a hero and changing the world
At Traditional Schools...
Everyone learns the same information at the same time
Teachers assigning homework
Students receive letter grades to measure success
One teacher lectures to many students
School like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all
Teachers are the authority
Rows of desks face a teacher at the blackboard
Memorization of information for test taking
The Four Pillars of our Learning Design
A Learner-Driven Community.
Serious commitments; genuine relationships; authentic accountability.
Powerful Interactive Technology.
Self-paced learning for Reading, Writing and Math.
The Socratic Method.
Critical thinking skills and forging character.
Real-World Quests and Apprenticeships.
Hands-on learning for 21st Century skills.
Find out if Blue Sky is the right fit for your family:
Health and Wellness
All Public Health Ontario, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Eastern Ontario Health Unit recommendations and requirements for schools to reopen for September 2021 have been incorporated into our policies and procedures for operation. Any updates will be posted here as necessary.
Here is the link to the screening tool for Covid 19 symptoms that must be completed daily by students and staff: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/