A learning revolution. Turning learning upside down.
The latest in educational technology for self-paced mastery of reading, writing, and math skills. Deep Socratic discussions about heroes, history, and self-governance to hone critical thinking skills and the ability to powerfully think, write and speak. Hands-on project-based Quests to master the tools and skills needed to solve problems in the real world. Written promises and covenants that form a tightly bound community of individuals learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems.
Learn To Do
We believe children learn best 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 Academy students are building real-life skills in the classroom every day. Our learners investigate, participate, and contribute to the world around them by taking on meaningful, hands-on projects.
Learn To Learn
Each day, learners cultivate critical thinking and decision-making skills through Socratic discussions and individual reflection time. Among supportive and engaged peers, our children own the learning experience and embrace the idea that real growth is hard work - just like developing a muscle. As they "learn to learn", they understand the importance of asking good questions, taking risks, and remaining curious about the world around them.
Learn To Be
The Wildflower Academy experience immerses students in real-life situations in ways that allow them to build the social, emotional, and executive skills needed to make a difference in the world. We guide students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness, and empathy. Whether it's suggesting new rules in Town Hall Meeting, holding a friend accountable during group work, leading a studio maintenance team, or reflecting on missing their math goal, students are constantly exercising and honing life skills.
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
Treasure economic, political, and religious freedom