Acton Academy is a new school for a new generation.
Montessori Preschool for children 1 - 6 years old.
Acton Academy for K - 8th grade.
We honor your child's individuality and focus on curiosity, independence, compassion, collaboration and critical thinking, preparing him or her to take on the future with confidence, propelled by the gift of self-knowledge and a passion for learning.
Starting with our youngest learners, we "follow the child," fomenting independence and autonomy so that they grow into self-reliant, responsible and empowered people.
We believe that school should be positive and productive and it should serve each learner. We believe in mastery over passing and in following your passions and developing the skills your child will need on his or her unique path.
Curiosity & Exploration
We believe children are innately curious, and need a learning environment that cultivates their curiosity. Our focus at Acton is to create an environment where creativity is the fuel for learning.
Rather than follow a standardized curriculum, our learners chart their own course, setting goals each week and then working hard to reach them - which gives them the power of self-discipline and self-management - a key to being successful in the new economy.
We believe that people skills are the most important skills and that honesty, empathy, connection, kindness and vulnerability allow authentic friendships to grow and that holding each other accountable to be our best selves is an aspect of true friendship.
We engage children in real-world skills: from preparing food and cleaning up after themselves to learning how to manage conflict, collaborate with others, communicate effectively and even to build their own businesses.
What Parents Say About Acton Academy
"Siguen maravillándome...Acton en casa, durante cuarentena ha sido increíble, cero carga para nosotros que trabajamos desde casa."
"Mis hijos aman ir a Acton todos los días porque está diseñado para ayudarles a encontrar su voz, hacerse cargo de su educación y practicar la colaboración y el auto control junto a un grupo divertido de colegas que es una verdadera comunidad."
"Muchas gracias por seguir pendientes de los niños y dar seguimiento personal. Nos sentimos súper acompañados en esta cuarentena."
"Mi hija empezó en Acton este año y estamos fascinados. Ella está a cargo de su propio aprendizaje en un ambiente positivo y cálido. Acton es la punta de lanza de cómo debe ser la educación para el futuro y es muy emocionante tener esta oportunidad aquí en El Salvador."
"More than ever we experience that Acton academy is just the best education. Especially during this difficult time, the virtual school from 8:30 - 3PM keeps our kids busy and to have a routine. They are super motivated and stay creative. Also, their learning continues as usual. Acton Academy is an amazing helper for the whole family to stay sane."
Conventional school was created in 1893 to develop skills for the industrial economy.
The industrial economy needed an industrial model of education: rows, bells, uniformity, bosses.
We think it is time for a change.
Our children need a radically different education to thrive in the new economy.