About Our Independent School

You believe, deep down, that there must be better ways to educate today’s children for their future. After all, you know that the traditional education model was built to prepare children for manufacturing jobs in the time of the industrial revolution.

You worry that your child isn’t being empowered to find and utilize their own strengths and follow their own passions.

You hate to see your child’s reluctance to go to school, or the homework battles that ensue each night. Why can’t they find joy in learning?

You know that the educational system is stretched thin. Teachers, although they care, don’t have the time or the support to consider the uniqueness of each child.

You worry that your child isn’t developing the self-drive, motivation, and resilience that they’ll need to be successful.


… so we started IGNITE

IGNITE: An Acton Academy offers education re-defined.

Our full-day school for ages 4-13 empowers every child to become the hero of their unique learning adventure. With the support of guides who ask powerful questions, our learners set their own learning goals, apply their lessons, hands-on, to real-world activities, and develop resiliency by changing their relationships with failure forever. 

Our mission is to inspire and equip each person who enters our school to find a calling that will change the world.

Our Studios

Each studio at Acton Academy is its own tight-knit community of mixed-age learners who collaborate with and support each other. 

We offer the Sparks Studio, a Montessori-based environment for learners aged 4 to 7, the Discovery Studio where learners aged 7 to 12 continue to prioritize fun while building an academic foundation, and the Explore Studio where learners aged 11 to 14 work hard, have fun and find a calling. Launchpad: Our High School Studio is coming soon.

Learn more about Our Studios here. 

Do you want to know more about the promises we make to our IGNITE families, and the results you can expect of the Acton Academy approach?

“The Acton community and life experience provide our son the best possible environment in which to develop. You empower kids to an unparalleled degree. We truly believe this, relative to all other educational options. Every Acton parent goes to sleep each night thankful for the opportunity to be in this moment.”