What exactly is the difference between Acton Academy and other schools?
A Meaningful Education
The purpose of an Acton education is to help your child discover, grow, and utilize their natural gifts and abilities.
We foster fellowship among children, parents, and families to support one another on our individual hero's journeys.
Project Based Learning
We believe students learn by doing. Acton students are building real-life skills in the classroom every day through hands-on projects.
Phenomenal Teachers "Guides"
We believe the learning experience is much richer with hands-on learning. No boring sit in your desk teacher-led lecture-style learning at Acton!
We believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer internships in a field they are passionate about.
Acton Academy is “student led.” This means young people take ownership of their education and peer relationships.
We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness and empathy.
Our promises to your child
- Begin a Hero's Journey
- 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.
- Understand the importance of strong character.
- Value a healthy lifestyle of mind and body.
Acton Academy was born different
Our students are challenged to develop personal character and virtue that will help them navigate their life using:
- Hard work
- A deep sense of life purpose
We help young people find a calling so they can change the world.
What Our Parents Are Saying
About Acton Academy
My children were doing well in traditional education but there is no comparison to the growth I’ve seen in them since attending Acton. This student-driven style of learning makes so much sense and Acton Academy Concord does a fantastic job creating a learning environment that cultivates the most important of life skills in a fun, engaging, and meaningful way. Take a look at some of their videos and you will see the spark in the children’s eyes.
- Matina Hunnell
Our family absolutely recommends Acton Academy! The learner driven community model has given our children the confidence they need to think critically, problem solve, speak clearly, and own their education. Learners receive a completely customized education because they are self paced and the quests deliver real-world applications and skills needed for the 21st century. The greatest gift my young heroes receive from Acton, is the freedom to explore life’s greatest treasure, their own unique genius! Find a calling, change the world, join Acton Academy!
- Angie Heguy
Having our children be part of the Acton community has been the best decision for their future. Not only are each of our daughters in control of their own learning, but also have a say in rules, procedures, and major decisions within the studio! What more could anyone ask for when eager to have their child be prepared for the future, no matter how uncertain it may be. With Acton, Learners will be ready as the leaders, entrepreneurs, and critical thinkers necessary to change the world!
- Jesse Grimm
Acton Academy has positively impacted the lives of my children and our family! We couldn't be happier with this Learn-Driven community.
- Melissa Sherwood Wzorek
Acton Academy Concord has completely changed our lives! It's exactly the out-of-the-box kind of learning we need in the 21st century. Acton Academy teaches the kids to problem solve and think for themselves. Our student has found his voice and is now excelling and exceeding his goals. The students are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of the school and are responsible for themselves, the school, and their own learning. Future life skills on a daily basis!
- Theresa Butler Brandt
I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Acton Academy for giving my children, as well as other children in this county, the opportunity to be the best version of themselves. Through the execution of real world, projects-based learning, these children are able to fully love education and are happy to learn, which will no doubt benefit them their whole lives! I wish I could say that being a parent of an Acton Academy student has just affected my children, but it has also allowed my wife and myself to be better parents, by being a part of a community of learners all working towards a common goal: the equipping of hero’s called to change the world. Thank you Acton Academy!!!
- Phillip Henderson Jr
Check out what children are doing at AA Concord each day, and your mind will be blown! This is the education we wanted when we were young, and now it’s available for our children. They get to learn at their own pace and focus on their passions. What more could a parent ask for? This school is full of heroes just like your kids!
- Erin-Beth Carter
Working with Acton Academy has been (and continues to be) an outstanding experience. Since their approach to learning is 21st century education at its best, our son thrives and loves to go to Acton!
- Shari Miller
Acton Academy has positively impacted the lives of my children and our family! Acton’s motto is learn to do, learn to be, learn to know. They package Socratic method of learning & teaching supplemented by the latest computerized teaching tools into a one-room schoolhouse full of children of various ages and unleash the inner hero and genius in each of them. I see my children, as a result, becoming self-assured, entrepreneurial go-getters. I highly recommend this Learn-Driven community.
- Kuntal Hazari