Join The Education Revolution
A 21st Century, One-Room Schoolhouse, where children are challenged to think critically, develop moral character, and master learning.
Acton Academy is Nationally Accredited by the International Association of Learner Driven Schools
Micro-School in PA
Our Learner Driven Communities are run mostly by the children, where closely connected families of lifelong learners are bound by clear convenants; and "Learning to Do" and "Learning to Be" are even more important than "Learning to Know".
LEARN TO LEARN
Self-paced learning meets Socratic discussions. Instilling curiosity and individual thought through authentic experiences and open conversations.
LEARN TO DO
Meaningful group quests meet entrepreneurship. Venturing through science, the arts, and real-world experiences gaining crucial life skills.
LEARN TO BE
Freedom to make mistakes meets natural consequences. Making personal choices with the absence of manipulation and coercion. Processing and responding to outcomes, leading to true moral character.
School, As We Know It, Was Designed in 1893
Our school was born different. Acton Academy is one of the newest, 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.
Our Philosophy of Learning
We believe that:
Clear thinking leads to good decisions,
Good decisions lead to the right habits,
The right habits lead to character,
And character determines destiny.
Our Promises To Your Child
Begin a Hero’s Journey.
Discover precious gifts and a commitment to mastery.
Become a curious, independent, lifelong learner.
Embrace the forging of a strong character.
Cherish the arts, the physical world and the mysteries of life.
Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.
Treasure an instinctive connection with nature.
Allowing family time for quality connections that forge strong character.
Goal setting, progress monitoring, and reflective practices culminating in portfolios and mastery badges.
Socratic guides support everyone’s journey. Meaningful learning from peer running partners and authentic experiences.
A Day in the Life at Axiom
Peer greeting, set intentions for the day, morning invitation.
Daily launch for a Socratic Discussion or Quest. Socratic Discussions support self-governance, productive debate, critical thinking, and a classroom community of learners with a growth mindset. Group Quests, created by Acton Academy are filled with challenges and discovery-based projects that are aligned with State Learning Standards.
Independent Core Skills where students choose to work on their reading, writing and math skills using Montesori inspired works, hands on manipulatives and 21st century adaptive learning platforms.
Open studio, free range of materials, and options to work alone or with peers. Classroom is set up with multiple learning areas including plentiful and variable art, music, gross motor, science/math manipulatives.
D.E.A.R. - Drop Everything and Read
Studio maintenance (cleaning, fixing, arranging)
Outside work time/loose parts
Reflective closing discussion with focus on tomorrow’s intentions or weekly Town Hall.
The above schedule is a sample, but the children will work together with guidance to set the routine and all the processes that support a productive day. Self-care practices such as snacking, drinking, and using the restroom are utilized as each child needs.
Learn Authentically. Fail Fearlessly. Live Purposefully
We are excited to learn more about what YOU want for your familyAPPLY NOW
and if Axiom Academy could be the right fit.
Step 1: APPLY NOW
Step 2: Schedule a face to face meet and discuss with the founders of Axiom
Step 3: We will determine admissions within two weeks of Step 2
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