Acton Academy of Washington, DC is a learner-driven community that believes children are far more powerful than you ever imagined. Acton DC students engage in real-world projects, state-of-the-art educational gaming, and Socratic discussions in a multi-age classroom.

Acton Academy of Washington, DC is an independent affiliate of Acton Academy, founded in 2009 in Austin, Texas. Other Acton affiliates are opening/located in Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London.

Acton DC will open when there is a critical mass of founding families who are committed to creating a learner-driven community for their children in Washington, DC. We are exploring opening in 2018. Interested families should contact us at info@actondc.org.



Acton Academy of Washington, DC strives to inspire each child and parent who enters our doors to find a calling that will change the world.


We promise that your child will:

  • Discover his/her strengths and begin a lifelong journey
  • Be a curious, independent learner
  • Realize the dedication required to develop real talent
  • Understand the importance of character
  • Value political, economic, and religious freedom
  • Cherish the arts, the wonders of the physical world, and the mystery of life


  • Each child has a gift that can change the world in a profound way
  • Asking the right questions is more important than simply regurgitating answers
  • Students should be in charge of their own learning
  • Learning to do and learning to be are as important as learning to know
I was so impressed with [Acton Academy] that I persuaded my husband to move from Honolulu, Hawaii, to the heart of Central Texas so our five young children could enroll.
— Heather Staker, coauthor of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools

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