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Private school group acquires academy

May 22, 2019
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A local private school group has acquired an out-of-state academy with 16 campuses and changed its name.

Grand Rapids-based iEducation Group, formerly Fusion Education Group, acquired Irvine, California-based Futures Academy, according to iEducation Group today.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The formation of iEducation Group creates one organization that will operate three individual schools groups, including Futures Academy, Fusion Academy and Oakland, New Jersey-based Barnstable Academy.

Kelly Bozarth will continue as CEO of Futures.

iEducation Group is backed by the New York City-based investment firm Leeds Equity Partners.

“Our collective organization is focused on driving great outcomes for more and more students across the country, and we believe expanding our personalized education platform, particularly one-to-one schools, is critical in doing so,” said Peter Ruppert, CEO, iEducation Group.

“Our combination with Futures Academy is a bold step toward achieving this vision, one which will help us impact the lives of thousands of children and families across the nation.”

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iEducation Group provides students personalized learning options, including one-on-one teaching, delivered through more than 70 schools in 16 states. 

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