Do you still believe in heros?  We do.Do you believe that character still matters? Do you believe that learning to be and learning to do are more important than textbooks alone?Do you want your child to learn from difficult, real world challenges?Then perhaps the Acton Academy is for you and your family.

Learn to Learn

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

Learn to Do

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

Learn to Be

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

  • 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.

"Embracing rigor is part of saying 'yes' to a Hero's Journey. Deep learning brings a special sense of joy, but the mastery required for a Hero's Journey goes even further, requiring commitment, discipline and hard work towards a worthy goal."

Disruptive Education

Disruptive Education

Watch the award-winning short documentary about

Acton Academy

Rethinking Education: Geniuses and Heroes

Rethinking Education: Geniuses and Heroes

A TEDx Talk by Jeff Sandefer, Acton Academy Co-Founder

Turn Learning Upside Down Youtube

Turn Learning Upside Down

An inside look at the Acton Academy studio

Children's Business Fair

Children's Business Fair

Businesses created and launched entirely by children