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What if children are more capable than we imagine?

Learner-driven communities run by heroes-in-the-making

Self-management and self-governance are celebrated daily by learners who use 21st Century skills to tackle real world projects, inspired by classic heroes in a tightly bound community with extremely high standards.

An Education for the 21st Century

At Acton, we believe that learning to learn, do, and be are more important than memorizing for tests. We believe that clear thinking leads to good decisions, good decisions form the right habits, habits form character, and character determines destiny.

Through Socratic discussions, personal goal setting, critical thinking, and adaptive technology, our Heroes are equipped to be independent lifelong learners.

Whether it's by launching a business, creating a living habitat, programming a robot, or learning an instrument, Acton learners build real-life skills in the "studio" every day.

Personal virtues such as honesty, grit, responsibility, kindness and empathy are developed through community relationships and conflict resolution.

What leading entrepreneurs are saying about Acton

“Acton Academy is on the vanguard of change in education in our country. After reading [Courage to Grow], your first two questions will probably be, ‘Why couldn’t my school be like this?’ and ‘How can I send my kids to Acton?'”

Seth Godin

20-time Best-Selling Author and Entrepreneur

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“Acton Academy is on the leading edge of what it means to give students agency of their own learning.”

Sal Khan

Founder and CEO of Khan Academy

Tom Vander Ark

“Drawing inspiration from the classics, the ‘Hero’s Journey’ is the archetypal series of adventures every human yearns to experience. It describes life at Acton where learners prepare for the challenges, opportunities, and adventures of the real world.”

Tom Vander Ark

CEO of Getting Smart, Forbes Contributor

BEGIN YOUR FAMILY'S JOURNEY

Enrolling for the 2024-2025 academic year!

APPLY NOW TO HAVE YOUR HERO JOIN US IN FALL 2024!