Launch your Hero's Journey
Find a Calling;
Change the World
The Acton Academy Mission...
Inspire each person who enters our doors to find a calling that will change the world.
Acton Academy is an accredited school with over 265 affiliate branches worldwide.
LEARNING AT ACTON
Welcome to Acton Academy
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Watch the award-winning short documentary about Acton Academy and the new movement in education for the 21st century.
What Makes Acton Academy Twin Falls Different?
It is of more worth to know HOW to think than to be told WHAT to think. Students at Acton Academy engage in socratic discussions. Learning to discuss, think, and unite forges character in our next generation of leaders.
Acton students are eager to learn. They have a passion for life and a hunger to improve. We foster a culture of strong community, commitment, hard work and discipline. We believe one learns from effort as well as trial and error. We do not hand-hold to keep students from failing but believe failing is a learning experience.
Our students develop a strong sense of self. They are eager to set individual goals that challenge themselves academically. They are encouraged to work and study in ways that promote their productivity and help them learn best in their environment.
Care for Others
In multi-age groups, children work collaboratively to build a circle of support where everyone's a student and everyone's a teacher. They learn to respect and care for others as well as Mother Earth.
We believe every person is a genius. At Acton Academy, students are encouraged to discover their passions and talents. Each student is treated as a unique individual with personal strengths that will change the world.
Students develop a "go out and get it" drive by building their own small businesses. This allows them to learn new skills while strengthening their confidence and preparing for real-world challenges. They then display and sell their products to the at Acton's Children's Business Fair.
What We 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
Are you a Montessori school?
YES and NO.
We believe Maria Montessori was a genius when it came to studying children and how they learn. We support and use many Montessori practices. Walk into our studios, you will think you are in a Montessori school.
However, Acton Academy takes yet another step in preparing our next generation for today's challenges. We add a Socratic dimension to our approach. This puts our heroes (aka students) in real world situations where there is not a right or wrong solution or answer. They listen, offer ideas, discuss, and learn to collaborate with peers. Facts are readily available these days. Our heroes need to know what to do with this information and how to act responsibly with it.
We believe Learning to Do and Learning to Be must accompany Learning to Learn.
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.
Do you want to prepare your child for the real world by learning from difficult real world challenges?
Do you want your child to feel like life is an endless stream of opportunities?
Have you tried homeschooling but want even more for your child?
Do you believe each child has individual strengths and should be allowed to master concepts at their own pace?
Do you believe in freedom for families; that parents, not schools, are in charge of their families and that you are responsible for making your own choices for your family?
Do you believe that individual liberty and a civil society are gifts we should pass on to our children, but that we need to instill this love and respect of country into the next generation?
Thoughts to Ponder
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“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.”
CHARLIE AND PAM MADERE
“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.”