Acton Academy - Idaho Falls
Redesigning Education for the 21st Century
Where Students Discover Their Passion And Grow Their Unique Strengths Through Embarking On A Heroes Journey.
*We are currently preparing to launch our first year in September 2021. We will be enrolling students ages 6 to 12 years old.
**We plan to launch a Middle School and High School in the next few years.
What is Acton Academy?
Watch this short video on how Acton Academy came to be and what we are striving to achieve.
Are you ready to start your hero's journey?
If you and your child are ready to start on a hero's journey and join us for the 2021 school year or if you need more information, contact us to schedule a meeting or call!
What is different about Acton Academy?
Compared to traditional schools, there is A LOT that is different about Acton Academy! School, as we know it, was designed in the 1800s! And not much has changed since then. That is why we are redesigning education and turning it upside-down!
Our school was born different. Acton Academy is one of the newest and most innovative (and downright coolest) school designs in the world. Each Acton school was founded by parents who believe there is a better way to educate their children and help other like-minded families in their community.
Acton Academy Idaho Falls...
-Uses the latest technology in a self-paced learning environment that is designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork. Acton students are empowered to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers, and learners.
-Believes students learn by doing. Whether it’s launching a startup business, creating a tidepool habitat, playing a musical instrument, painting a mosaic, or programming a robot, Acton students are building real-life skills in multi-age classrooms every day.
-Believes the learning experience is much richer when the teacher (“Guide”) offers insightful questions and facilitates hands-on learning. Guides use the Socratic method, always responding to students’ questions with new questions. This exchange hones students’ critical thinking skills. No boring sit in your desk teacher-led lecture-style learning at Acton!
-Is “student-led.” This means young people take ownership of their education and peer relationships. Acton students learn to think independently, take responsibility, and embrace challenges. They are being prepared to bring their own unique genius to the world.
-Encourages our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness, and empathy. Armed with purpose and good character, we believe our students will launch into adulthood prepared to find their calling and change the world.
-Believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer internships in a field they are passionate about. Acton students have interned with doctors, entrepreneurs, bakers, plumbers, attorneys, and graphic designers. What will your child choose?
At Acton Academy, we believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.