Headwaters Academy News

  1. A School Built for Learning

    As I (Headwaters Principal Mark Brown) prepare to leave Bermuda word is leaking out that I’m moving on to open a new school.  The question that parents and colleagues invariably ask is “what kind of school is it?”   My... Read Full Article
  2. Purposeful Outdoor Education

      Headwaters Academy is located on 110 acres of shared outdoor space with the Elephant Thoughts Experiential Education Centre, formerly known as Kimbercote Farm.  Perched on the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Georgian Bay, we have streams, ponds, forests, and fields with... Read Full Article
  3. Changing the Concept of a Due Date

    Traditional teaching practice in regards to project due dates is as follows: 1) Set the assignment due date. 2) Have students hand in their assignments on this date. 3) Evaluate the assignments, put a mark on the front, and hand... Read Full Article
  4. The Things I Do Not Know

    I am, in the modern meaning of the word, highly educated.  I am among the slightly less than 1 in 10 Canadians who hold a Masters Degree.  I’ve spent twenty years in schools as a student.   However, in all... Read Full Article
  5. Tour Weekend March 4th and 5th

    Headwaters Academy will be open for tours on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th.  Tours can be booked via Following this time we will enter Phase II of our renovations – the major focus of which is our... Read Full Article
  6. The Best That School Can Be

    “The ideas… are extremely simple and should be obvious.  The difficulty lies not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones.” – John Maynard Keyes, 1936   When we started to build the ideal school we asked ourselves... Read Full Article
  7. Unplugging the Children

    “There will be no electronics on this trip.”   “What about cell phones?”   “No.”   “What about earbuds for the movies on the airplane?”   “No.”   “What about iPads for the trip from the airport to our house?”... Read Full Article
  8. Making the Ontario Curriculum Work for Learners

    “Headwaters Academy students will meet or exceed all expectations of the Ontario curriculum.”    This has long been our promise at Headwaters Academy.  I’m reminded, in writing and saying this, to be humble as I’d much rather say that our... Read Full Article