Ideaventions Academy

Ideaventions Academy


I recorded this great experiment at Ideaventions Academy before the stay at home order - and it tied in perfectly to this weeks theme of “Relationships” on ABC 7 News - WJLA ‘s Outside The Classroom! More fun for your kids to do at home. Or adults too 😉

Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics & Science is a private school for gifted 1st-12th graders. Envision a school that embraces your child’s curious nature.

Our mission is to empower young minds to understand and improve the world. Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science is an independent school for the gifted offering grades 4th–12th, where passionate teachers help intellectually-curious students pursue their interests as part of a lively community and through engaging experiences. Inspired by the educational ideals of Thomas Jefferson, the

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Did you that, on average, each graduating senior has been offered $314,493 in scholarship money?

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 08/26/2023

Congratulations to rising senior Tristan! Our very own varsity basketball point guard/team captain was recognized with the Passion Award during the 2023 Tony Bennett Basketball Camp at the University of Virginia, which he has attended since 2016. Tristan’s steadfast character and work ethic—both on and off the court—combined with his impressive offensive/defensive skills and dedication to teamwork inspired a collective passion within fellow players and coaches. Go Beavers!

“Passion (Do Not Be Lukewarm)” represents one of Coach Tony Bennett’s “five pillars of success” (a foundation of the UVA men’s basketball program). Read more about Coach Bennett's "five pillars" at

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 08/24/2023

Congratulations to rising 7th grader Makayla! She completed the PADI Open Water Scuba Diving certification over the summer. The certification includes elements of theoretical study/written exam, practice dives in a pool, and four dives in open water. She is now able to explore concepts she learned in Earth Science in ocean depths up to 18m/60 ft!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 08/22/2023

Our teachers are busy getting their classrooms ready for the new school year. They are excited for the return of the students in two weeks!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 08/21/2023

Congratulations to rising sophomore Logan! He was just informed that he is a recipient of the 2022-23 Outstanding Academic Award for USA Water Polo. Great job Logan!


Congratulations to rising senior John. He was one of the 5,000 Hispanic/Latino high school juniors who took the PSATs to be recognized with the National Hispanic Award. The National Hispanic Award Recognition Program is administered by the College Board in collaboration with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

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Congratulations to our Ms. Liz!

Ms. Liz, our Director of Admissions and College Counseling recently secured her position as a finalist in not just one, but two distinguished national writing competitions – The Writers League of Texas and the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association. Her novel manuscript, The Lieutenant's Promise, captured the hearts of judges.

The Lieutenant's Promise tells a tale of love, sacrifice, and the supernatural, drawing inspiration from the real-life story of Ms. Liz's great-aunt Hilda's fiancé, Will Hardin. The novel weaves a heartwarming romance against the backdrop of World War II. Will Hardin, a U.S. Navy dive-bomber finds his priorities upended when he crosses paths with the spirited and feisty Hilly Martin. Their journey together is marked by heartbreak, reconciliation, and a tragic ending, tugging at readers' heartstrings and demonstrating the enduring power of love that persists even beyond death.

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 08/16/2023

Earlier this summer, we had students at the zero latitude (the equator). Now we have rising sixth grader Sidney at the zero longitude (the prime meridian). Will we have a student visit Null Island before school resumes?

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 08/13/2023

Happy Panamanian Golden Frog Day! If you were at the National Aquarium in Baltimore today, you would have seen rising senior Savannah leading activities and giving informational tours of the Panamanian Golden Frog exhibit. Savannah had the honor of being a member of the Panamanian Golden Frog Day Planning Committee.

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 08/07/2023

Congratulations to rising junior Ari! This is his second summer interning for Lightcraft.TV, one of the leading aerial production companies, based in Los Angeles, California. While interning in the drone department, Ari is learning the skills required to be a successful drone pilot in the film industry. Go Beavers!


Calling all Ideaventions Academy families! Saturday, August 12th is our second summer social. Please refer to Mr. Ryan's evite for more details and to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 07/29/2023

Update: By the looks of it, Isis is having a wonderful time at Green Bank Observatory’s Physics Inspiring the Next Generation: Exploring the Cosmos Camp! Since Green Bank is in a National Radio Quiet Zone to protect their radio telescopes from harmful interference, Isis has no contact with the outside world. Fortunately for us, Green Bank posted several pictures of her controlling a radio telescope on their website. Go Beavers!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 07/25/2023

Rising 7th grader Hudzen is going to one of our favorite educational places! He will be attending Space Adventure Camp at Wallops Island! While at camp, he will learn about rocketry, aerodynamics, micro gravity, flight simulation, extraterrestrial travel, the role of radar, weather and robotics. Hope you have an out-of-this-world experience!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 07/21/2023

Rising senior John is excited to get a head start on building the set props for this year's high school play, The Play That Goes Wrong! You can find more information about our Fine & Performing Arts at:

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 07/17/2023

Congratulations to rising sophomore Caroline! She was accepted to study literature this summer at Oxford University as part of the Great Books Foundation! Go Beavers!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 07/11/2023

What are you doing this summer? Rising senior Brogan is working on a fully restored 1920s mailboat in upstate New York. His duties include giving tours of Keuka Lake, ensuring passenger safety, and helping with boat upkeep and general maintenance! Go Beavers!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 07/10/2023

Students had a wonderful first day attending our award-winning weekly summer camps. The middle school theme this week is Engineering Foam Dart Blasters. The elementary school theme is Strange Science. Each day consists of two hands-on science or engineering labs, daily book and game club, and daily outdoor time. The elementary school camp also includes daily computer science lab. Limited space is available for our remaining camps. For more information:

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 07/10/2023

Congratulations to rising 9th grader Isis! She is one of approximately 25 students selected across the country to participate in Green Bank Observatory’s Physics Inspiring the Next Generation: Exploring the Cosmos Camp! Green Bank Observatory is home to the National Science Foundation’s world-famous Green Bank Telescope. For 12 days, students will be immersed in the research activities of this national research center. Students will work in small teams supported by an undergraduate student mentor and an Observatory staff scientist (astronomer, physicist, engineer, etc.) to conduct research by observing the universe with a 40-foot diameter radio telescope! Go Beavers!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 07/09/2023

Bowling was so much fun! Students, parents, and teachers enjoyed mingling while playing the game of tenpins!


Students, who's up for some bowling? We hope to see you Saturday, July 8th for our first summer social for returning and new students. Please see the evite sent to you by Ms. Juliana for more details. Please RSVP by Monday, July 3rd.

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/30/2023

Congratulations to rising senior Savannah! This will be her second summer serving as a docent at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Her duties include being an exhibition guide, working at the touch pool, and attending workshops during the school year. Savannah was also selected to be a member of the Panamanian Golden Frog Day event planning committee! Go Beavers!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/23/2023

Congratulations to rising senior Arya. He will be interning at GMU's Parsa Research Lab this summer. Arya will be working on a project that is testing bio-inspired retinal computation techniques to apply to various image processing tasks. He will specifically work to port the simulation to Python and then optimize variables through experiments with machine-learning models. Go Beavers!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/16/2023

Last day in the Galapagos. Flying back to Quito today!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/15/2023

Today the Ideaventions explorers took the ferry to San Cristobal Island. The ferry was definitely not a highlight. The water was very choppy, but then they spent the afternoon snorkeling with sea lions and sea turtles!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/15/2023

Students, have you ever wonder what your teachers do during the summer? A group of your teachers spent the day "studying" the physics of bowling. What did they learn? They learned to stick with their day job! 😂😂😂

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/14/2023

Marine iguana alert! Students spent the day exploring the Galapagos National Park.

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/13/2023

Ideaventions touring Quito!


Look at what Dr. Sarah ran into! Dr. Sarah and a group of Ideaventions students are in the Galapagos Islands studying the native wildlife!

Bang Bang Big Explosions (and other lit things) 06/09/2023

In lieu of a final exam, our high school English students researched and discussed "lit things" on Spotify. Please check out our students' podcasts!

Bang Bang Big Explosions (and other lit things) Listen to Bang Bang Big Explosions (and other lit things) on Spotify. Join us each episode to explore different and exciting topics throughout the world of literature-ranging from language itself to film and characters. Created and produced by high school English researchers at Ideaventions Academy....

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/08/2023

"School's out for summer. School's out forever!" Whoaa! Hold your horses Alice Cooper. School is not out forever; just for the 2023 summer. Ain't no party like a Scranton party... unless it is an Ideaventions party!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/07/2023

Congratulations to all of our award winners, especially our Leadership Award winners: Riya (6th-8th), Ari (HS), and Carter (3rd-5th). Go Beavers!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/05/2023

Congratulations to our Seniors (Mia, Nathan E, Natalie, and Nathan R)! You have now graduated from high school. Good luck on your new adventures and make sure to stop by to say, "Hi!" Once a beaver, always a beaver!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/02/2023

After four days of Spirit Week, the Juniors lead over the Sophomores is just 2 points. The fate of the Beaver Cup will be decided in the surprise last event... The Teacher Dunk Tank next week!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 06/01/2023

After the first day of competition events, the Juniors have extended their lead. Will the other classes be able to catch them with only one day left in Spirit Week? Find out tomorrow!

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 05/31/2023

Halfway through Spirit Week, the Juniors have a narrow lead. This will all change tomorrow when the competition games begin! Here are some pictures from Favorite Sports Team Day.

Photos from Ideaventions Academy's post 05/27/2023

The Lodge's last event of the school year was double the fun. First, Mr. Andrew's acting class performed their hilarious version of Clue the Movie. Afterwards, our students tried to beat the house at casino night!

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