Grade 7 and 8 Exhibitions Coming Soon!

Wow! It has been a busy first project. We are pleased to announce that next week will feature both our grade 7 and grade 8 exhibitions.   Grade 7 – What’s My Identity? When: Thursday, September 29th, 10:25-11:35 & 1:55-3:00 Where: Library   Grade 8 – What drives innovation? When: Friday, September 30th, 1:15-2:15 Location:…

Back to School Night!

Welcome Futures Academy Parents to our website and blog! On our website you will find plenty of useful information such as information about the grade 7 and grade 8 units, our current project schedule, facilitator bios, reporting practices and more. While you are here, please subscribe to our blog to ensure you stay updated throughout…

2016-17 School Year About to Start!

The FA facilitators have been busy worker bees getting ready for students on Monday. We are very excited this year to continue working with our ever growing community. A few pieces of exciting news We are almost at capacity! Our community has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two years and this year…

GIN Conference Success

The Grade 8 FA students and facilitators have had a busy couple weeks. So busy that we even had a “working weekend”. Our trip to the GIN (Global Issues Network) Conference at SCIS was extremely valuable and will further the grade 8s understanding of glocal issues and how to design solutions – essential for the…

Futures Academy Goes Old School: The Ancient Chinese sport of Cuju! 蹴鞠

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s Quiddich!  No way!  It’s Cujuuuu! ISB’s Futures Academy students and facilitators rounded off the two week “Boot Camp” with the Cuju Championship Games!  Cuju is the ancient Chinese sport that FIFA, the globally recognized football organization, officially recognizes as the predecessor of football. ISBFA students engaged in this …

Data Tools

How does Futures Academy evaluate success?  Evaluating whether or not a program is successful is crucial to its longevity and the implications for how it moves forward. Successful programs adapt to feedback, both complimentary and critical to ensure the greatest opportunity for the students they intend to serve. ISB Futures Academy through internal and external…

Social Enterpreneurship

In late May, we engaged students in a seemingly daunting task: Prototype and pitch a social enterprise to potential investors that offers relief to victims of natural disasters. More specifically, we asked students to target the nearby region of Yunnan, China- hit by a devastating earthquake only a year prior. We asked that their pitches include: Reference…

Partnership with Harvard “Lead the Change” students

This past week our students were afforded an amazing opportunity. As part of their “Youth Lead the Change” tour, five Harvard students led workshops and activities with ISB Futures Academy students to discover their inner confidence and leadership abilities. The undergraduates majored from disciplines ranging from neurobiology to international relations. Needless to say, they inspired our…