What if children are far more capable than we imagine?

Acton Academy Concord helps K-12th grade students discover and grow their unique strengths.

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What makes
Acton Concord different?

Young people doing challenging work at their own pace.
Kids learning at Acton
Acton Campus in Austin
Collaborating on real-world projects.
Girl in Acton Campus
Earning points for effort and badges for mastery.
Sharing learning in a tightly bound community.
Using the latest technology to master reading, writing and math.
On a Hero’s Journey, with challenges, adventures, fellow travelers and guides.

We offer a truly different approach to school.

Supported by the latest in technology and cognitive science, we move beyond the traditional tools of lectures, homework, high-stakes tests, and grades. At Acton Academy Concord, our students learn at their own pace and level in all academic areas.

Our flexible approach challenges each student with their own differentiated learning plan and inspires them through real-world projects and experiences.

Our learning environment is supported by learning specialists to assist children with learning differences.


The Hero's Journey

Spark Studio
Explorer Studio
Discovery Studio

Learner-driven communities run by heroes-in-the-making

Self-management and self-governance are celebrated daily by learners who use 21st Century skills to tackle real world projects, inspired by classic heroes in a tightly bound community with extremely high standards.

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Explore the educational contrasts:

Traditional School

Rows of desks and passive listening
Entire class moves at the same pace
Classes divided by age
Grades, report cards, homework, and standardized tests
Limited recess and exercise
School like a factory with a one-size-fits-all approach and little community involvement

Acton Academy Concord

Work collaboratively on hands-on projects
Individualized pace to achieve mastery
Mixed ages together
Set personalized goals and track progress
Lots of outdoor activities
School like a journey, setting big goals, traveling with a tribe of supportive peers, and connecting with the community
Learn more about how Acton Academy turns learning upside down.
"A remarkable book that captures the powerful journeys of Acton Academy’s founders, students, parent community, and — I hope — the future of education around the globe. Any school, whether traditional or innovative, will gain insights from this magical place.”
Ted Dintersmith
Education Author, Film Producer, and Philanthropist

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Our Mission

We believe each person who enters our doors deserves to find a calling and change the world.

"I would never have believed children could learn so much from each other...
until I saw it with my own eyes. The lessons of self-management and self-governance have prepared our fifth-grade daughter to be a lifelong learner.”
Parent, Elementary Studio