My kids love going to school everyday because Acton is built to help them find their voice, take charge of
their education, and practice collaboration and self management with a fun group of peers that is truly a
Acton Academy uses the latest technology in a self-paced learning environment designed to foster
responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork. Acton students are empowered to thrive in a world that needs
independent, motivated thinkers and learners.
We believe children learn best by doing. Whether it’s launching a startup business, creating a tidepool
habitat, playing a musical instrument, painting a mosaic, or programming a robot, Acton students are
building real-life skills in the classroom every day.
We believe the learning experience is much richer when the teacher (“Guide”) offers insightful questions
and facilitates hands on learning. Guides use the Socratic method, always responding to students’ questions
with new questions. This exchange hones students’ critical thinking skills.
Acton Academy is “student led.” This means young people take ownership of their education and peer
relationships. Acton students learn to think independently, take responsibility and embrace challenge. They
are being prepared to bring their own unique genius to the world.
We believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer
internships in a field they are passionate about. Acton students have interned with doctors, entrepreneur
bakers, plumbers, attorneys and graphic designers. What will your child choose?
We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness
and empathy. Armed with purpose and good character, we believe our students will launch into adulthood
prepared to find their calling and change the world.