Education Reimagined.

Find a Calling. Change the World.

A Calling to Change the World

We are a place where kids are free to be kids while learning how to be kind, passionate, and confident individuals empowered to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers and learners.

Our self-paced learning environment is supported by the latest in technology and cognitive science and designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork.

We move beyond the traditional tools of lectures, homework, high-stakes tests, and grades. Our students learn in collaborative classrooms of multi-age learners. Our flexible approach challenges each student with their differentiated learning plan, coupled with real-world projects and experiences.

Above all else, each child that enters our doors begins a journey to discover their unique gifts and passions and how they can be used to find their calling and change the world.

A Day in the Life

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At Acton Academy, we believe
learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn
are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.

What Makes Acton Academy Different?

At Traditional Schools...

Everyone learns the same information at the same time
One teacher lectures to many students
Teachers assign homework
Students receive letter grades to measure success
Teachers are the authority
School is like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all
Rows of desks face a teacher at the blackboard
Memorization of information for test taking

At Acton Academy...

Young people do challenging work at their own pace
Young people teach themselves and each other
No assigned homework
Young people earn points for effort and badges for mastery
Young people solve their own problems and learn to govern themselves
School is like a journey, with adventure, fellow travelers, guides and challenges
Young people working together and collaborating
Important discussions about finding your calling and changing the world

At Traditional Schools...

At Acton Academy...

Everyone learns the same information at the same time
Young people do challenging work at their own pace
One teacher lectures to many students
Young people teach themselves and each other
Teachers assigning homework
No assigned homework
Students receive letter grades to measure success
Young people earn points for effort and badges for mastery
Teachers are the authority
Young people solve their own problems and learn to govern themselves
School is like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all
School is like a journey, with adventure, fellow travelers, guides and challenges
Rows of desks face a teacher at the blackboard
Young people working together and collaborating
Memorization of information for test taking
Important discussions about becoming a hero and changing the world

See the Difference...

“Working with Acton Academy has been (and continues to be) an outstanding experience. Since their approach to learning is 21st century education at its best, our son thrives and loves to go to Acton.”
- Shari, An Acton Mom
Learn more about the Acton Academy story from the book, Courage to Grow.
We promise your child will:
1
Begin a journey of adventure, challenge, and transformation - A Hero's Journey.
2
Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.
3
Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.
4
Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on Earth.
5
Discover his or her God-given gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.
See the promise in action...

We Believe...

Clear thinking leads to good decisions;

Good decisions lead to the right habits;

The right habits lead to character; and

Character becomes destiny. 

Acton Academy Northwest Indianapolis admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.

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