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No Homework. No Grades. Revolutionary Learning.
No Homework. No Grades. Revolutionary Learning.

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At Greenfields Academy, our annual entrepreneurship project allows students to learn the ins and outs of running a business and feel the joy of making actual sales at the Children’s Business Fair.

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Lots of people with lots of money are working really hard to tweak an 100+ year old legacy educational system to get students ready for the needs of today. However it’s just not going to work. There is no room for agility, let alone innovation in the…

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Today we feature a guest blogger, 10-year old Will, who wants to share the details of his Greenfields experience with other Chicago students… Dear Future Hero, Many children in Chicago spend 7 hours of their day being stressed, not having any choice, and…

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Want to help your child become an expert problem-solver? Here are some strategies used at Greenfields Academy and The Wishcraft Workshop you can try at home.

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What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins, but many of literature’s most interesting heroes? What do they have in common with the heroes of history, myth, and legend? What do they have in common with you? The Hero’s journey is the story of…

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Something was not right at Greenfields Academy. A strange thing happened in the school basement where the Griffins found evidence of a crime scene and a note from their good friend, Zach, who had gone missing. The Griffins put on their best thinking caps…

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A playful, curious energy infuses our Griffins on Fridays because Friday = Discovery Day! On Discovery Days, our students are dedicated to exploring their interests, pursuing their passions or perhaps making one last push to finish their weekly goals.

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One of the greatest challenges in launching Greenfields Academy was finding the right staff to help lead our education revolution.  Over the past couple of years, I’ve found that hiring the perfect hero to guide our students is more of an art than a…

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Every March I head to Austin, Texas for two important events in education – Acton Academy’s annual meeting for owners and affiliates, and the South by Southwest Education conference (SXSWedu.) Connecting with like-minded education innovators fuels my…

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Greenfields Academy Announces Avondale Location The founding Griffins at Greenfields Academy have worked hard over the last year to show that when children are given challenges, resources and trust they can do anything – including starting a brand new…
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