The Latin word innova means renew. Our school name has twofold significance, one pertaining to our theme verse, and the other pertaining to our pedagogy.
Innova Academy has adopted Romans 12:2 as its theme verse – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (ESV)
The renewal of the mind Paul exhorts in this verse begins at the time of conversion and continues throughout life. The word mind does not only refer to the intellect, but encompasses the understanding, will, and affections, all of which must be trained to seek God. As Warren Wiersbe aptly states, “The world wants to change your mind, so it exerts pressure from without. But the Holy Spirit changes your mind by releasing power from within. If the world controls your thinking, you are a conformer; if God controls your thinking, you are a transformer.” At Innova Academy we come alongside parents to mentor children to renew their minds. Through both our curriculum and school culture, we seek to equip students to discern the will of God and cultivate character that desires to conform to God’s Kingdom and serve him rather than the world.
Innova Academy’s approach to education is also a renewal of pedagogy. We are returning to the time-honoured, proven method of classical education that has produced the greatest thinkers and leaders in the western world; an approach that equips students with the knowledge, wisdom, and tools they need to be effective ambassadors for Christ in today’s world.
 Wiersbe, Warren W. The Bible Exposition Commentary. Vol. 1. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1996. Print.