Learning is hard. It requires grit and perseverance. Acton Academy focuses on developing the whole person – mind, heart, body and soul – because anything less is a failure to our children.
in heroes? We do.
We believe a hero is someone who doesn’t quit when it gets hard. Who takes responsibility rather than makes excuses and who solves problems to make the world better. There is a hero in every child. By sharing hero stories and connecting young people with heroic mentors, they will rise up as heroes themselves and make the world a better place.
that character still matters?
We believe character is central to living a life of meaning. Our educational philosophy is grounded on this idea. We believe clear thinking leads to good decisions. Good decisions lead to good habits. Good habits lead to character and character leads to destiny.
that learning to be/do are more important than textbooks?
We believe deep learning happens when young people are engaged independently and in collaboration with others to solve real world problems. At Acton, we deliver the tools and processes for them to master the art of learning how to learn and learning how to be in relationship with others. Through this active learning, young people become resourceful thinkers who can do far more than we ever imagined.
Our Promises to your child
He or She will…
- Begin a Hero’s Journey.
- Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.
- Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedom.
- Cherish the arts, the wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on earth.
- Discover his or her most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems in the world.
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