Frequently Asked Questions

Acton Academy begins at 8:30 am each day and finishes at 3:15 pm.

The school calendar is based on a series of 5- to 6-week project sprints called “Quests”, each with a theme – like Architecture, Robotics, Medical Biology, or Detective Chemistry. Each Quest is a grand adventure, culminating in a public Exhibition for family and friends.

Each session is followed by 1 to 2 weeks off to refuel and enjoy holidays as a family.

We believe that each of us has a special calling in life, and a series of trials and tests that must be faced with integrity and purpose in order to live a satisfying and fulfilled life. Our mission is to prepare your child for his or her special journey.

We believe that children learn best when working with children younger and older than themselves rather than split up into groups based solely on age. In addition to individualized curriculum, all ages of students work together in groups.
Kids who love to learn, are curious, self-motivated, and respectful. Our environment is an accelerator for the independent learner who can tackle challenging questions, follow instructions, and solve problems.

Someone who is able to research questions, follow instructions, solve problems, participate in discussion, and strive for mastery…while also being able to admit that they don’t know something and work to figure out a solution when they hit a roadblock (without having to ask an adult for help).

We are not trained or staffed to serve children with serious learning disabilities, special needs, or who need specialized attention. If you are interested in Acton Academy and believe it is a great fit for your family, please inquire and we will personally assess your unique situation and the fit of your young learner.

We respect and incorporate Maria Montessori’s philosophy but, we are not a Montessori school. We also use the latest interactive technologies, hands on projects and the Socratic Method for discussions.

While Acton Academy Northwest Indianapolis does not offer courses in Bible or religion, learners will encounter a Christian worldview at Acton Academy. We believe that each person was created by God and that we all have a unique purpose and calling for our lives. Our mission at Acton is to empower our learners to find their calling and change the world. It is a bold vision, and one that we take very seriously. We welcome families of all beliefs.

We believe each of our students will find a passion — something they love and have a God given gift to do. They will use this gift to serve others and fulfill a need they are passionate about in the world. This may be by becoming a shoe-shiner who tells stories and makes people’s day just by doing his job with love and vigor; it may be by becoming a coach who sees the light in a child’s eyes and guides her to pursue a dream; it may be by becoming a father or mother who leads a family on a Hero’s Journey; it may be becoming an entrepreneur or business leader guided by compassion and integrity; or it may be by becoming an artist or writer who brings beauty to people’s lives.

We promise your child will:


Begin a journey of adventure, challenge, and transformation - A Hero's Journey.


Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.


Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.


Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on Earth.


Discover his or her God-given gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.

See the promise in action...
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