We are the first Acton Academy Elementary School in Connecticut. At Acton Academy we lay the foundation for the joy of learning as we encourage our young heroes to find their life’s calling and tap into their unique genius. Our well-balanced educational experience ignites curiosity, creativity, and the ability to ask good questions.
Hands-on learning for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.
Socratic Discussions and self-paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.
The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.
We believe that:
Clear thinking leads to good decisions,
Good decisions lead to the right habits,
The right habits lead to character and
Character becomes destiny.
Young heroes celebrate the mastery of tools, skills and character by earning badges, assembling portfolios and taking part in public exhibitions.
1. Parents use badges to track academic progress in Core Skills like reading, writing, math and spelling and character development in “Learn to Be” Badges.
2. Electronic and hard copy Portfolios capture rough drafts, photos, video and other creative work.
3. Public exhibitions at the end of most Quests allow young heroes to present work to experts, customers or the public for a real world test.