IDEAS Academy


At IDEAS Academy we are dedicated to preparing students for our rapidly changing world, one that increasingly values conceptualization, innovation, and empathy. We are moving into an era where creative thinking is valued as much as critical thinking and basic communication skills are no longer enough. Those that thrive will have the ability to understand what moves humankind, the ability to create relationships, and the ability to think holistically.

We live in an unprecedented time, one that requires an educational shift to ensure our students are prepared for the future. At IDEAS Academy students learn to use their mind well and thrive in an era with exponential growth in technology and information. Our graduates are powerful communicators, innovators, and leaders.

Registration Information for the 2014-2015 School Year


Registration will take place in the main office at IDEAS Academy on Wednesday, August 6th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Thursday, August 7th from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. We encourage parents and students to register together, so that we can be sure that the process is complete and that everyone is ready for the fall. 

Technology is an important part of the registration process. Parents and students should read the following documents related to our 1:1 Chromebook initiative and complete device registration together prior to school registration on August 6th and 7th:


  • Acceptable Use Policy:
  • Chromebook Policy Hanbook: 





Educating for Creativity

We are pleased to announce that IDEAS Academy is featured in a book profiling 20 schools around the world that actively develop creative and innovative skills in students. In the chapter that features IDEAS Academy, ESAA and the Mosaic School are featured based on the unique K-12 structure focused on fostering creativity and innovation in students. What great recognition for our schools, students and teachers. Find out more.

About the book 

Bringing creativity into mainstream educational practice has become a mantra among educators. But what does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey with educator and artist Robert Kelly to the most innovative schools on the planet to witness creative practice in action, with examples from early childhood to post-secondary levels.

Through stories and real-life examples, discover the techniques of global leaders in creativity and designing thinking, including India’s Riverside School, Denmark’s Kaospilots, and San Francisco’s Brightworks. Educating for Creativity provides a theoretical framework for creative practice and creative development alongside a practical exploration of how to make creativity in education work from pioneers in the field.

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