Our Learner Driven Communities are run mostly by our Eagles, where closely connected families of lifelong learners are bound by clear covenants; and “Learning to Do” and “Learning to Be” are even more important than “Learning to Know.”

Learning At Acton

Learn toknow

Learn to Learn

Socratic Discussions and self paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.

Learn todo

Learn to Do

Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.

Learn tobe

Learn to Be

The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.

21st Century Learning

  • The latest in educational technology for self paced mastery of reading, writing and math skills.

  • Deep Socratic discussions about heroes, history and self governance to hone critical thinking skills and the ability to powerfully think, write and speak.

  • Hands-on project based Quests to master the tools and skills needed to solve problems in the real world.

  • Written promises and covenants that form a tightly bound community of individuals learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems.

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Our Philosophy of Learning

We believe that:
Clear thinking leads to good decisions,
Good decisions lead to the right habits,
The right habits lead to character and
Character becomes destiny.

Personalized Tools

Duolingo
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Spelling city
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Good reads
Vocabulary

Get Inspired

Michael

Michael Strong

Creator and leader of innovative schools.

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Sugata

Sugata Mitra

Founder of School In The Cloud visiting Acton Academy.

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Jeff

Jeff Sandefer

Acton co-founder Jeff Sandefer on reimagining learning in the 21st Century.

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