2020 - 2021 Microschool

Enrollment for the 2021-2020 School year is open! To learn more about Ignite Microschool, call Beth Kinzer at 864 - 787 - 8621 or email her at beth@igniteingenuity.org

Ignite Microschool is a community of families, students, and teachers committed to living life and developing creative independent learners through progressive child focused education.

Ignite believes all children learn and grow when they are immersed in an educational community that fosters joy and wonder in learning.


At Ignite Microschool, children are free to be themselves and learn at their own pace through individualized instruction, experiential learning, and passion projects. They discover their gifting and are empowered to own their learning and take risks without fear of failure. They step into their future with the confidence to face challenges and the ingenuity to lead their communities with wisdom and creativity.

Ignite Microschool is a small tribe of multi-age children who learn, explore, and grow together. Progressive hands - on exploration and authentic inquiry - based learning foster academic growth, creative problem solving, and a love of learning. Core phonics, reading comprehension, grammar, writing, and math instruction is individualized to the educational needs of each child. Instruction is provided in small groups or 1:1 to foster mastery and understanding. Learning growth is measured through authentic, real - life application and mastery rather than standardized assessments. This eliminates student anxiety and feelings of failure and allows children to progress at their own pace. The small setting and individualized instruction provides a great learning environment for dyslexic and twice exceptional learners to thrive.

Creativity, ingenuity, and problem solving are honed through collaborative STEAM exploration, problem based learning, and creative arts. Gifted and independent learners relish the time and freedom to dive deep into passion projects.   

Our lead teacher, Beth Kinzer, has 20+ years of education experience with 18 of those years serving at a private school in Greenville as a classroom teacher, Principal, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Beth has tutored neurodivergent learners with dyslexia, language based disorders, and children on the Asperger's spectrum utilizing Orton Gillingham based phonetic instruction. That systemic phonetic and phonemic instruction is the basis for all early reading instruction. 


Ignite is the first microschool in Greenville. Many parents are not familiar with the educational concept. 

Ignite could be described as a homeschool hybrid or a specialized private school. It is not an accredited school. Parents register with SC as Option 3 Homeschoolers. Parents then contract with Ignite to provide 20 hours of core academic instruction per week. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children complete180 days of instruction per school year. Those additional days can be completed on Friday or the weekend. Educational trips to the zoo, State Parks, or daily activities such as reading a recipe, measuring ingredients, and preparing the dish are all great homeschool learning opportunities. Ignite allows families to enjoy the flexibility of homeschooling by eliminating the stress of curriculum planning and instruction.


Want to find out more about Ignite microschool? Contact our director and Lead Teacher, Beth Kinzer via email at beth@igniteingenuity.org or by phone at 864 - 787 - 8621. We look forward to talking with you and discovering if this option is right for your family.

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216 Bransfield Rd Greenville, SC 29615 | 864-787-8621

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