Learning Design

Learning Design

At Acton Academy, our children learn in a collaborative studio of multi-age learners. Our flexible approach challenges each student with their own differentiated learning plan and inspires them through real-world projects and experiences. Our Learner Driven Community puts children at the center of their learning, allowing them to create and maintain personal goals and relational covenants, as they Learn to Learn, Learn to Do, and Learn to Be.

Learn to Know

Self-paced mastery of reading, writing, and math skills. Our learners use a blend of hands-on and online learning tools.

Learn to Do

Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship, and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real-world challenges.

Learn to Be

The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants, and real-world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.

Learn to Learn

Socratic Discussions and self-paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.


1. A love of learning

As one parent described: "Our daughter loves learning at Acton. She can’t wait to share her day the moment she jumps into the car. I’m so grateful to see a love for learning come back into her eyes."

2. Above Average Core Academic Skills

Over the 10+ years of Acton Academy's history we've seen an average of 2.5 grade levels per year growth on the IOWA standardized test.

3. Agency and Leadership

Acton students ask great questions, are curious about the world around them, and are pursuing a calling that will change the world.

4. Happier Families

Through Family Plans and the Hero's Journey, Acton provides a structure that brings families closer together and creates unity and purpose.

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