Why did we start an Acton Academy in El Salvador?
With Laura & Jeff Sandefer, founders of Acton Academy
March 2016 in Austin, Texas
Three years ago, we found a school that changed our lives. Dissatisfied with the options in San Salvador, we had taken our children out of a traditional school and were homeschooling, but we wanted a community of thriving, enthusiastic learners to join us.
After doing a lot of research and experimentation, we began to meet with other families who were looking to equip their children with skills for the 21st century in a loving, healthy and authentic environment.
In October, 2015, we met the founder of Acton Academy Guatemala. Over a two hour conversation, he described the learning environment we had always wanted for our children. We applied for the license, completed the initial training and opened our doors in July, 2016 with just 20 children. Two years later, we have almost tripled in size and now have a waiting list in two of our studios.
Our children are happy and healthy and are developing skills for a lifetime of learning and purpose.
"My daughter started at Acton this year and absolutely loves it!
She is in charge of her own learning in a warm and supportive environment.
Acton is at the cutting edge of how education should be transforming for the future and it is so exciting to have this here in El Salvador!"