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Acton Academy of Washington, DC

A Montessori preschool & learner-driven elementary school in Foggy Bottom where each child begins a journey to discover a calling and change the world.


 

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.  

 
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Learn to Be

Develop the habits of good character, such as hard work, integrity, courage, persistence & grit.

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Learn to Do

Discover your passions and talents through real-world projects and curriculum-integrated apprenticeships.

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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