Acton Academy of Washington, DC


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

Opening September 2018 with Acton Montessori for ages 3-6 and Acton Elementary for ages 6-9 in Northwest DC.

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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Sign up for your free Welcome Package with more info about Acton Montessori and Acton Academy, including videos, location, tuition, calendar, FAQs, readings, and more.

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Next Info Sessions

Saturday, January 13, 2-3:00pm

Saturday, February 3, 3-4:00pm

Saturday, March 10, 3-4:00pm


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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