The Ignite Institute 2022-23 school year application is currently closed. The waitlist application may reopen in 2022, depending on the results of the first application period.


A “care first, then teach” approach empowers students to go beyond traditional textbook learning. Grades are only part of the equation; success is measured based on individual needs, learning style, and potential.

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Scholars learn across disciplines from teachers who are blending career courses with core academic learnings. Meanwhile, regular interaction with industry leaders offers a glimpse into opportunities beyond graduation.

Forward Thinking

Whether they’re studying soil samples, designing websites, learning a language, or fabricating machines to power the Internet of Things, scholars spend their days preparing to meet the challenges of our ever-changing world.

Ignite helps scholars develop critical thinking, empathy, problem solving, and collaboration skills to recognize their potential and achieve their dreams.

Why Ignite Institute?

21st Century Learning

Scholar-focused programs rich in the next-generation STEAM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

Education Meets Industry

Cross-disciplinary curriculum developed in collaboration with top NKY and Greater Cincinnati business leaders.

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Colleges of Innovation

State-of-the-Art Campus

Ignite’s 180,000-square-foot learning community features collaboration spaces, video production areas, robotics labs, makerspaces and more.

  • Flexible collaboration spaces
  • Glass-walled small meeting and study rooms
  • Open cafeteria
  • Art and video production areas
  • Robotic and automation labs
  • NKY Makerspace
  • Fabrication, arts, and Biomedical science labs
  • Dedicated learning spaces for health sciences, manufacturing and logistics
  • Teacher-training center