Application Process

We are delighted that you are interested in Acton Academy of Washington, DC. The application process is designed to make sure that we are the right school to serve the lifelong learning needs of your child and your family.

Your preparation before meeting with us will help ensure we have a meaningful visit, and one that allows you to make the best choice for your child and your family. We welcome your attendance at one of our information sessions before you initiate the application process, but it is not required.

Step One: Before Completing the Application
Thoroughly review our website and sign up for the welcome package, if you haven't already. Read our story and about our team to get a sense of who we are. Watch the video tour to learn about Acton Montessori and Acton Academy.


Step Two: Complete the Application Form

Please use the online application to submit your answers to these and other questions.

  1. What excites you most about Acton Montessori/Acton Academy of Washington, DC? Why do you feel we are a good fit for your child?
  2. Tell us about your family's educational journey. How have you been satisfied and dissatisfied with your child’s education so far (if applicable)? What do you see as the role of a teacher in a child’s education?

Step Three: Interview
After receiving your responses to our questions in step two, if we believe Acton would be a good fit for your family, you and your child will be invited for an informal interview.

Step Four: Invitation to Enroll
Following the interview, if we believe Acton would be a good fit for your family, we will invite you to enroll. The enrollment fee will be due upon acceptance of our offer of admission.



Important Dates

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • December 31, 2017: Families who enroll by this date will receive a $1,000 discount.

  • March 31, 2018: Families who enroll by this date will receive a $500 discount.

  • June 1, 2018: Families who pay in full by this date will receive a 5% discount.

  • The enrollment fee for admitted families is due upon acceptance of a place at Acton.




All-Day Montessori Primary (ages 3 to 6)
M-F, 8:00am - 6:00pm (parents may pick up anytime after 3:00)

$22,950 annual tuition
$1,000 enrollment fee (non-refundable, annually, including first year, per student)
$2,500 optional six-week summer program, M-F, 8:00am - 6:00pm




Nondiscriminatory Policy

Acton Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Acton Academy. Acton Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic, and other school-administered programs.