Acton at St. Paul's Parish

We are very excited to announce that we will open Acton Academy of Washington, DC in a row house on the campus of St. Paul’s Parish, located in the historic district of Foggy Bottom.

The Carwithen House

Acton Academy of Washington, DC will open in a historic row house, known as the “Carwithen House,” on the campus of St. Paul’s Parish. 

Located in the historic district of Foggy Bottom, a lovely residential neighborhood in the heart of Washington, DC, Acton is surprisingly convenient for families who commute to the K Street area. Drop off your children on the way to work, and pick up your children on your way home. 

The Carwithen House is a fully-renovated historic row house that will host our Acton Montessori and Acton Elementary programs. Additionally, the campus of St. Paul’s Parish provides a lovely outdoor area for play, as well as a large, open atrium for student activities, lunch, indoor play, and parent events. 

Place-Based Learning

Acton believes in learning by doing and using Washington, DC as a landscape for learning. This “place-based learning” invites children to explore questions such as “Where am I? What is the nature of this place? What sustains this community?”

With the Kennedy Center, Georgetown Waterfront, Lincoln Memorial, White House, Smithsonian, and the National Mall but a short walk away and surrounded by organizations and businesses working on local, national, and global issues, Acton students embark on their entrepreneurial journey to explore and connect with the world around them. 

Easy Commute for Families

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, as well as Arlington, Falls Church, and other neighborhoods in Virginia.

Acton families drop off and pick up in a private parking area on Snows Court, behind St. Paul’s Parish. Or, walk 4 minutes from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail Station. Acton offers flexible drop off times from 8:00-8:45am, and flexible pick up times from 3:00-6:00pm. 

  • Walk 4 minutes from Foggy Bottom Metro Station
  • Walk 6-10 minutes from West End or Dupont Circle
  • Drive 8 minutes from Woodley Park via Rock Creek Parkway
  • Drive 10-12 minutes from Georgetown or the Palisades via Whitehurst Freeway
  • Drive 12-15 minute from Adams Morgan or Mt. Pleasant via Rock Creek Parkway
  • Drive 15-20 minutes from Arlington via 66 or Key Bridge

These commute times are for illustrative purposes only. Of course, Washington, DC traffic will vary! 

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Acton Academy of Washington, DC
Foggy Bottom
At St. Paul's Parish
2430 K St, NW
Washington, DC 20037 

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