Acton Academy of Washington, DC
Where each child discovers a calling and begins an entrepreneurial journey.
Opening as soon as 2018.
At Acton DC, we start with the most important question:
What is education for?
We believe that education is not just about getting into college, finding a job, or even starting a career.
It’s about discovering a calling and beginning an entrepreneurial journey.
It’s about answering the most fundamental questions:
Who am I? Where am I going? How do my passions and talents connect with the world around me?
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 Know
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?
- Discover a calling
- Entrepreneurial journey & mindset
- 21st century Montessori
- Multi-age classes
- 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