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We want to inspire you to use your most special gifts, in a way that brings great joy, to solve a deep burning need in the world. At Acton Academy, we call this a Hero’s Journey.
Acton Academy East Bay runs eleven months a year, typically with five to seven week “sprints” followed by a week off.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, we will accept ages 5 through 12. For future academic years, we will serve first grade through high school.
Acton Academy East Bay is a completely private school. We do not receive any state funding nor are we subject to state mandated testing or curriculum. It is imperative to our mission and vision that we retain complete control over our curriculum.
Students 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.
Acton uses the best of Montessori methods: mixed-age classrooms, student choice within limits, large blocks of work time, learning through “discovery,” and freedom of movement in the classroom. Then we go two important steps further by using the best 21st century eLearning tools and adhering to the Socratic method of instruction which emphasizes asking and answering the right questions to stimulate critical thinking. Our students don’t just memorize facts, they learn how to know, learn how to do, and learn how to be.
If you want to learn more about the subject, please read this blog post by Acton Academy affiliate, the Infinity School.
We measure student progress in several different ways: