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Acton Academy of Washington, DC

A Montessori preschool and student-centered elementary school in Foggy Bottom.

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Acton Montessori (ages 3-6) offers an authentic Montessori curriculum in a nurturing home-away-from-home environment.

Acton Elementary (grades 1-6) is Montessori reimagined for the 21st century, combining individualized learning with Socratic discussions and real-world projects. In Acton elementary, children begin their journey to discover a calling and change the world.


Acton Montessori (ages 3-6)

We are dedicated to guiding children ages 3-6 along their own path of development in a nurturing and stimulating space made just for them. Our Montessori classroom is filled with beautiful materials that facilitate growth and independence while keeping up with the active bodies and brains of young children. Children at Acton Montessori are encouraged to follow their interests, ask questions, and discover what excites them.

Acton is the best decision we’ve ever made for our daughter.
— Amita Vyas, Acton Parent

Acton Elementary (grades 1-6)

Acton elementary is a community where children in grades 1-6 are on a journey to discover a calling and change the world. Students are encouraged to explore questions such as “Who am I? Where am I going? How do my passions and talents connect with the world around me?” To support this journey, the Acton curriculum focuses on:

Learning to Learn: 21st-century individualized learning that prizes discovery, creativity, and mastery.

Learning to Do: Real-world projects, such as building a bridge, planting a garden, launching a rocket, and writing code.

Learning to Be: Developing character traits—such as hard work, integrity, persistence, and gratitude—that are important for a fulfilling and meaningful life.


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All-Day Program

Acton Montessori and elementary are all-day programs with flexible drop-off and pick-up times. Parents may drop their children off anytime between 8 and 8:45am. Montessori parents may pick up anytime between 3:30 and 6:00pm and elementary parents may pick up anytime between 3:15 and 6:00pm. Tuition information.

Our daughter started at Acton in early September and loves it. Every day after school she can’t stop talking about the adventures she’s had that day!
— Chad Thevenot & Sytera Field, Acton Parents

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Convenient Location

Acton's location in Foggy Bottom is convenient to families who commute to the K Street area from many neighborhoods in the DC area, including Georgetown, Dupont Circle, the Palisades, Glover Park, Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights, Bloomingdale, as well as Arlington, Falls Church, and other neighborhoods in Virginia.