Interview with Acton Founders on KidFriendly DC

"A few years ago, we discovered Acton Academy in Austin, Texas, and we were just blown away. The students there love to learn, love school, and love to challenge themselves and each other. It’s such a joy to see."

Read more about why founders Nicole Spencer and David Kirby felt compelled to establish an alternative to traditional schools and what makes Acton Academy of Washington, DC different in this KidFriendly DC interview.

Acton Featured in The Northwest Current

"The idea for Acton came from Austin, Texas, where Laura and Jeff Sandefer were seeking a school for their own children that didn’t involve sitting at desks all day memorizing and regurgitating facts. They decided to create their own school—different from any other, they say—with multi-age classrooms of students teaching each other and themselves. That was the first Acton Academy."

Read more about Acton Academy of Washington, DC in the October 22, 2014 edition of The Northwest Current.