Acton Academy of Washington, DC


A school where each child discovers a calling and begins an entrepreneurial journey.

Opening with Montessori for ages 3-6 in fall 2018.

What if we believed that children were more powerful than we ever imagined? What if the guiding metaphor for children's education were their very own entrepreneurial journey? What if children were on a mission 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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Interested in becoming a founding family?

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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 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