Middle School

We believe each of our students will find a passion — something they love and have a gift to do – finding and pursuing this gift we call the Hero’s Journey. Our mission is to equip our students with the skills and tools they will need to find and pursue their life’s purpose. During the transformative Middle School years, we inspire our young people to develop independent thinking, strong friendships, leadership skills, and pursue their work with integrity.

Our Middle School students take control of their learning

Working hard. Having fun. Preparing to change the world.
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21st Century Learning

  • The latest in educational technology for self-paced mastery of reading, writing and math skills.
  • Deep Socratic discussions about heroes, history and self-governance to hone critical thinking skills and the ability to powerfully think, write and speak.
  • Hands-on project based Quests to master the tools and skills needed to solve problems in the real world.
  • Written promises and covenants that form a tightly bound community of individuals learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems.


Each summer, our Middle School students obtain an apprenticeship. They experiment with entrepreneurs, scientists and community leaders, honing their most precious gifts and talents until they find a “calling” in life.

Learning Environment

  • Field trips and guest presenters to extend learning beyond the classroom.
  • Beautifully designed state-of-the-art learning spaces.
  • No homework or frequent testing.
  • Inclusion in the broader Workspace Education learning community and its fun and enriching family activities and events.
  • Access to enrichment opportunities including the fine and performing arts after the Acton academic day.

A learner driven Community

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Measuring Mastery

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.

Why Audition for Acton Academy?

Acton Academy is a place for extraordinary people to focus on their passion and learn at their own pace. Learners work hard and play hard.

Most schools solicit applications; we’re a learning community that only accepts commitments from young people who believe they are going to change the world. Middle School applicants need to prove themselves because we only have a few spots, reserved for committed learners. We need a promise from each student that they will work hard and never give up.

Is your child willing to take control of their education, work hard, and challenge themselves?

Schedule a school tour to begin the audition process.

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