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!
Children aged 6-10, have you ever imagined yourself as a shrewd and observant detective, solving mysteries to make the world a better, safer place? Join us for a mini-quest Saturday, November 17.
Questions about our school? Please call us at 202-495-0507.
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
Self-paced, mastery-based learning
Deep respect for the child
Guides rather than teachers
Socratic discussions rather than lectures
Portfolios rather than grades