For ages 11-15

Learn to work hard

Acton Academy Middle School is where young heroes learn to work hard, tackle complex computational challenges, communicate clearly and persuasively and develop the passion and real-world skills needed to make a difference in the world.

Middle school learners

  • Master core skills (reading, writing, and math) through the latest technology.

  • Develop critical thinking and an appreciation for heroes and history through Socratic discussions.

  • Dive deeply into biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, finance and psychology through immersive quests and public exhibitions.

  • Prepare for the real world through challenging apprenticeships.

Daily Schedule

Each day is broken up into work sprints with a shared purpose or goal.

8:30 Drop-off / Free Time

8:50 Daily Launch (Socratic Discussion)

9:05 Core Skills

Goal setting, math, Writers' Workshop, reading, civilization discussion, "Brain Breaks" throughout

11:30 Lunch / Free Time

12:30 Quest Launch (Socratic Discussion)

12:45 Quest

Hands-on work, team-based challenges, sciences, coding, entrepreneurship, art & music, history, report on goals.

2:45 Studio Maintenance

3:00 Closing Group (Socratic Discussion)

03:15 Pick-up

The schedule is flexible to accommodate different learning needs. Students can rearrange work blocks and choose from a variety of work options based on personal goals, passions, and commitments.

Take control of your learning

  • Engage Deeply: Work on difficult real-world Quests. Learn to calculate, write and think more deeply.

  • Have Fun: As you develop a positive self-identity surrounded by friends who will support you.

  • Find a Calling: Through exploring gifts, passions, and apprenticeships so you can change the world.

Show the world what you can do

Most schools solicit applications; we’re a learning community that only accepts commitments from people who believe they are going to change the world. You have to prove yourself if you want a starring role in life.

Begin your Family's Journey

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