We use the latest technology in a self-paced learning environment that is designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork.
We believe students learn by doing. Acton students are building real-life skills every day.
We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness and empathy.
We believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer apprenticeships in a field they are passionate about.
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.
Guides vs. Teachers
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. No boring sit in your desk teacher-led lecture-style learning at Acton!
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