Kathryn Veldhuizen

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Heroes at Acton Academy look to the horizon, set specific and meaningful goals and strive to reach them. Early on in the Discovery Studio, a Hero might set two to three goals each day. Later on, the goal setting horizon expands to a week and then a few weeks and even sessions. By late middle …

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Girl's outside in garden learning about aspects of a hero's journey.


Making, doing, tinkering, creating. At Acton Academy, we call this “learning to do.” It is the path to relevant learning and is the cornerstone of our curriculum creation. One of my favorite spontaneous projects that happened at school this past year is when Arrows continued one of our quests, which included making a shelter, and …

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Entrepreneurial, Learner-Driven School in Indianapolis

Acton Academy Northwest Indianapolis, an Acton Academy affiliate, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the learner-driven micro-school in Indianapolis. The private school will open in Fall 2020. Kathryn Veldhuizen and Ryan Veldhuizen had previously started a homeschool co-op and received consistent feedback from parents that while they loved the homeschool co-op, they wanted …

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