Acton Academy Mty provides the most nurturing, deep learning environment in the world and we are beyond thrilled to share it with families in our local community.
We are a revolutionary learner driven school delivering truly inspiring education serving children ages two to fifteen.
ACTON is a disruptive, mixed-age microschool. We belong to the largest global network of schools with 13 years of experience and more than 300 member schools across 20 countries.
We offer a unique model that employs self-directed and challenge based learning. By integrating the philosophy of Maria Montessori and the Socratic Method, Acton Academy reinvigorates the learning process by helping children learn to learn, learn to be, and learn to do.
What makes ACTON ACADEMY unique?
LEARNING TO BE
At Acton Academy Mty we refer to our learners as heroes in reference to the hero’s journey that illustrates the overcoming of obstacles.
This archetype describes the path of a protagonist who responds to a call to adventure, leaving behind their comfort zone, overcoming challenges, and returning home transformed.
As the cycle repeats, presenting new challenges to overcome, our heroes increase their opportunities not only to contribute to their environment in meaningful ways but also to express their life purpose.
This is human agency.
LEARNING TO LEARN
At Acton Academy Mty the learner is front and center. Not the teacher's agenda or specific academic content. By challenging learners to independently set and attain personal learning goals, they gain ownership of their work and can get acquainted with the realization of their true potential.
We believe that young people are capable of far more than they are tasked with today.
LEARNING TO DO
At Acton, our learners have the opportunity to learn at their own pace, excelling quickly in areas of strength and taking the time to thoroughly explore more complex ones before moving on. This allows each learner to continually be challenged by their work at the right time and the right pace.
Acknowledging those strengths against areas of opportunity very early on is not only pedagogical but crucial for the management of efforts and focus.
Learning doesn't happen in a vacuum, that's why we focus on solving problems inspired by life itself.
Pressing issues that reflect the world around us, these projects bring together multiple disciplines and engage learners by allowing them to focus on areas of individual interest and ability before tackling more complex tasks.
The main satisfaction of problem solving not only lies in finding the solution to a challenge but also in the confidence gained to pursue further endeavors and commitments.
OPEN DOOR STUDIOS
Our studios are designed with an understanding that ability is not determined by age only and that in an open environment, learners naturally learn from peers with different interests, skill sets, and ability levels.
A large component of learning occurs horizontally. Therefore, our studios have no doors allowing our learners to mingle, share, and explore their own potential for leadership.
Building an incredible community is crucial. Along their journeys our learners and families share challenges, insights and adventures in a tightly bound community with fellow travelers and members.
Our support network is comprised of deeply committed families, staff members and children with the shared vision of enabling the happiness and fulfillment of the community as a whole.
Watch Jeff SANDEFER, Acton Academy founder,
interviewed by Dr. Jordan Peterson.