Our collaborative, multi-age, open classroom sparks curiosity and provides children with meaningful interactions with each other, real world tools, skills, and ideas. 

our approach

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building community

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learning

Sparks is growing.  We are always on the look out for people interested in learning more about the self-directed community approach to learning and teaching and other local organizations with aligning principles. Contact us.

The Sparks classroom is very different than the traditional classroom. We are a culmination of 20 years of experience in a variety of educational arenas

Sparks Ignite is a 501c3 public charity.




WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE EDUCATED? 

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Spark Curiosity. Cultivate Community. Ignite Learning. 

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"Whatever an education is, it must empower you to lead your own life.  It must minimize your chances of being manipulated, of being made a pawn, of being an actor in someone else's play.  Any place that claims to "educate" must give young people actual autonomy, help them develop actual competencies, and facilitate actual social connections.  It must produce self-aware and self-motivated humans, not anxiety-ridden worker bees awaiting their next orders. An education is the capacity to author your own life instead of merely accepting the one handed to you." Blake Boles​