Courage to Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down

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We’re excited about this week’s release of the book Courage to Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down by Acton Academy cofounder Laura Sandefer. In the book, Laura tells the beautiful and moving story of her journey as a parent to create something better for her children. She chronicles how in just a few short years Acton Academy has spread around the world thanks to entrepreneurs and parents who, like her, “believe their children deserve to find a calling and experience life as a Hero’s Journey, an adventure filled with love, passion, meaning, and joy.” We highly recommend it!

Some advance praise for Laura’s book:

"Acton Academy is on the vanguard of change in education in our country. After reading Laura's story, your first two questions will probably be, 'Why couldn't my school be like this?' and 'How can I send my kids to Acton?' This is an important story about learning what matters."
—Seth Godin, author of Stop Stealing Dreams

“Once you discover how much children can do in an environment that dignifies, magnifies, and inspires their minds to learn, there’s no going back to traditional classrooms again.”
—Heather Staker, founder and president of Ready to Blend and co-author of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools


"Acton Academy is one of the most important education developments in the world. The story behind the ideas, the school, and the movement is a must-read."
—Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart, previously executive director of education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation