What if we believed that children were more powerful than we ever imagined? What if children were on a journey to discover a calling? Not just to get into college, or find a job, or even start a career, but something deeper, more lasting: a calling—deeply rooted in individual gifts, passions, and skills—that would inspire them to work hard, overcome challenges, and even change the world.
Welcome to Acton Academy of Washington, DC.
Schedule a Personal Tour
We'd love to meet you, show you our school, and learn about your child!
Pop In & Play
Parents and children ages 2.5-4, we hope you will join us for Pop In & Play, a fun (and free!) playdate at Acton Montessori. Saturday mornings in August.
Children aged 6-9, have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an inventor or toy-maker? Intrigued by physics, gravity, and the ways things move through space? Join us for a mini-quest Saturday, August 11.
Learn to Be
Develop the habits of good character, such as hard work, integrity, courage, persistence & grit.
Learn to Do
Discover your passions and talents through real-world projects and curriculum-integrated apprenticeships.
Learn to Learn
Be the agent of your own learning with 21st-century Montessori, which prizes curiosity, creativity, mastery & joy.
What Makes Acton Academy of Washington, DC Unique?
- Focus on discovering a calling
- Entrepreneurial journey & mindset
- 21st century learning
- Multi-age classes
- Self-paced, mastery-based learning
- Entrepreneurial projects
- Real-world apprenticeships
- Blended learning
- Student driven
- Deep respect for the child
- Student self-governance
- No homework
- Guides rather than teachers
- Socratic discussions rather than lectures
- Portfolios rather than grades
- Micro-school format