Acton Academy Phoenix is a learner-driven community that inspires students to find a calling that changes the world. Our Eagles are independent learners who find great joy in learning, in a tight knit community that upholds the highest standards of excellence.

Our instructional model puts students at the center to direct their own learning, form understanding, and shape the community.  Within each multiage studio, a student engages in a hero's journey facilitated by a guide and supported by their peers.

Our learning experience is personalized, engaging, and relevant for the 21st century. 

Self-paced mastery of reading, writing and math skills | Through deliberate practice and the latest in educational technology, students spend a period of the day working on their core academic skills.  Our youngest students engage with hands-on learning resources to build a deep foundational understanding in literacy and math. 

Real world tools and skills | Through hands on project based quests, students build 21st century skills, including how to apply their core skills in useful ways. 

Critical thinking and powerful writing and speaking | Through deep socratic discussions about heroes, history, current events, and self-governance, students engage in critical thinking and build purposeful and effective communication skills. 

Authentic relationships | Through community promises and daily group conversations, students form a tightly bound community led mostly by themselves.

We promise, through socratic guiding and experiential learning, you and your child will:

  • Begin 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 most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.

For the 2018-2019 school year, we are offering two studios.

PRIMARY STUDIO (Acton / Montessori hybrid) for ages 4-6. 

Inspired by Montessori principles, young learners explore their world through hands on projects and play based learning.

 ELEMENTARY STUDIO for ages 7-12. 

Young heroes find their life’s calling and tap into their unique genius. Our well-balanced educational experience ignites curiosity, creativity, and the ability to ask good questions.

Get Inspired

Acton Academy Phoenix is part of a growing network of Acton Academy Schools worldwide that are building on the success of the original Acton Academy in Austin, Texas.

Watch this video about how Acton is transforming education.

Take a virtual tour of the original Acton Academy in Austin, Texas. 

Children's Business Fair

Watch a day of real world skill building connected to our Entrepreneurship Quest.

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