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.
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