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A revolutionary, student-led school
for the 21st century.


Our Mission

To inspire each child and parent who enters our doors to find a calling that will
change the world 
and bring fulfillment to their life.

Your Child's Education can be AMAZING!
  • Each student is respected as an unique individual with grand ideas

  • Student-led learning creates pride and ownership over one's education

  • Individual passions are used to fuel a love of learning

  • Socratic guidance promotes critical thinking

  • Independence given to reach one's full potential

  • Progression into greater freedoms and responsibilities

  • Growth mindset instilled for life 

  • Self-paced, mastery-based progression

  • Hands-on projects making learning applicable to real life

  • Care for others and world to take focus to a higher level

Philosophies we believe make the difference...


Your child can Positively change the world!
Give your child the tools to create a better future.


Parents, children and science DON'T believe in...

  • Students sitting in rows of desks listening to lectures

  • Regurgitating information for standardized tests

  • Report cards to gauge learning

  • Factory-like school where one-size-fits-all

  • Pre-determined pace and materials

  • Lack of leadership responsibility

Lifelong Learners Ready for a Changing World.
A Roadmap

Acton Parents

Experience the difference and return to tell others. 

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Heroic Parents

You might be feeling the call to give your child more.

Acton Families

We want to be your Yoda.

Proud Parents
Grateful they made the journey!

The Acton Community

Except better looking!

Your Family's Educational Journey Could Be..

Welcome to Acton Academy

Study patios, an outdoor classroom, a large learning playground & produce grow boxes give children plenty of time outdoors to not only study core skills but life skills. This also promotes positive mental and physical health. 
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Farm life
Animals provide children with MANY benefits:
A positive self-esteem, confidence, compassion, responsibility, social skills, decreased stress and elevated moods. 
The Acton farm now includes goats and chickens with other animals visiting occasionally. 

Children in the Garden
Chicken Farm

Beautiful campus
Newly remodeled studios provide safe, clean &  comfortable learning environments.
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Life at Acton
Look inside an Acton Academy studio
and dig deeper below.
More resources.

Our Promises to Your Child


Begin a Hero's Journey, their journey to change the world.


Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.


Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.


Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on Earth.


Discover his or her most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.


Traditional System

Acton Academy

Children follow a set curriculum, whether exciting or not.

Authoritative figures set rules children must abide by.

Grades gauge learning then students move on, whether concepts are full understood or not.

Children may miss opportunities to learn essential skills needed for today's challenges.

Families may experience evenings of frustration and lost quality time due to homework.

Children must move at the same pace as peers.

Your child will find joy and become a lifelong learner by discovering his/her passions, which then fuels learning.

Together, children create provisional contracts that govern their learning experience.

Through Socratic (thought provoking) discussions, entrepreneurial ventures, leadership roles, collaborative skills and hands-on challenges, children gain tools needed for today.

NO HOMEWORK - regain lost time and start enjoying quality time with your family.

Your child will move at his/her own pace. On average, Acton students progress 3 grade levels above peers in a traditional setting.

Children are told where to be, what to study, and when to stop/start.

Your child will learn to self regulate, manage time and take responsibility for their own learning.

Concepts are mastered before your child moves forward, creating confidence and a solid foundation to continue to build upon.




“The fact that Acton demands excellence and mastery is the ONLY reason our daughter could even dream of applying to a top university. At Acton, she was not handicapped by being a ‘late bloomer.’ She has had both the room to find herself and the accountability to rise up.” 



“The Acton community and life experience provide our son the best possible environment in which to develop. You empower kids to an unparalleled degree. We truly believe this, relative to all other educational options. Every Acton parent goes to sleep each night thankful for the opportunity to be in this moment.”



“Our daughter was showing signs of depression before attending Acton Academy. She is now happy and thriving, in large part because of the Acton way of learning. Now, she loves school so much that she never wants to miss a day.”

Meet the Head of School

 Accreditation and Partners

Over 300 Worldwide Affiliates 

Ready to Change Your Family's Future?

Steps to enroll:
1. Click to schedule a tour above.
2. Watch the interview with the Acton Academy's co-founder, Laura Sandefer, found on the "Schedule a Tour" page.
3. After the tour, your family will be notified if they are invited to finish the enrollment process.
4. Continue researching Acton Academy's philosophies. 

Or read more about our learning designs.

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