Archive: Jun 2016

  1. Capital Upgrades to Begin at Headwaters Academy

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    Headwaters Academy will begin capital improvements to its school building at the Elephant Thoughts Experiential Education Centre in early July.  Capital upgrades will be under the supervision of Principal Mark Brown and Headwaters Advisory Team member John Wilson, a leading software development expert and renewable energy innovator who is currently the Vice President of Operations at Bullfrog Power.  Brown commented that “John brings a vast amount of expertise to his role on our Advisory Team.  The Wilson Natural Home near Orangeville is a living testament to John and his family’s vision.  Fittingly, we have found through local research that our new school site was earliest adopters of passive solar heating in Ontario and I am looking forward to working with John to restore the green beauty of the school building.”


    The building and surrounding 110 acres of grounds will be revamped and designed to promote Headwaters Academy’s educational philosophies, founding principles, and promises.


    Interior photos taken this past winter of the current state of the building are attached below.

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    Individuals and contractors interested in being part of the upgrade process can contact principal Mark Brown at the school email address or call Catherine Smart at 70-606-0985.

  2. Junior and Senior Kindergarten Registrations to Be Accepted

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    Headwaters Academy has announced that junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten student applications are being accepted for September 2017.

    The Kinder Stream at Headwaters Academy is designed to encourage the creativity and curiosity inherent in Junior and Senior Kindergarten aged students while building the strong academic foundation required for later success. The multi-age learning environment ensures that each child is optimally supported and challenged.  Our Kinder Stream teachers are passionate about working with this age group and each hold Primary and/or Early Years Specialist designations.

    Kinder Stream students enjoy a tuition rate of $8,500 annually.

    Like their Primary Stream counterparts Kinder students will contribute to our local community through hands-on experiences that include, but are not limited to, gardening, small animal care, and helping bees and butterflies thrive in the local community.  The ethos of Montessori, Waldorf, and Forest Schools colour our Kinder Program as students meet or exceed expectations of the Ontario curriculum.

    For further information explore our website or contact Catherine Smart at 705-606-0985 or via email at

  3. Headwaters Academy Launches for September 2017

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    Headwaters Academy, a JK-8 independent school located at the former Kimbercote Farm property, announced today that it will accept its first group of students in September of 2017.


    Founding principal Mark Brown commented that “Headwaters Academy promises to engage our students in an exceptional education in an entrepreneurial environment where children can contribute to our local and global society.”


    The school will make use of its partnership with the Collingwood-based education charity Elephant Thoughts at their 110 acre experiential education center. Junior kindergarten students through to Grade 6 students will be accepted in the school’s first year.