Acton Academy of Washington, DC

Where each child discovers a calling and begins an entrepreneurial journey.

Opening with Montessori Primary fall 2018.

At Acton DC, we start with the most important question:

What is education for?

We believe that education is not just about getting into college, finding a job, or even starting a career.

It’s about discovering a calling and beginning an entrepreneurial journey.

It’s about answering the most fundamental questions:

Who am I? Where am I going? How do my passions and talents connect with the world around me?


Interested in becoming a founding family?

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 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