Empowered Curiosity, Infinite Potential
An Innovative Non-Profit Private School serving children in
preschool-6th grade in Cary, NC
21st Century Education That Fosters
Holistic Development Through Lifelong Learning
The Ethos School is an affiliate of the global Acton Academy network founded in 2009. Acton Academy draws upon best practices of education, leadership, psychology, philosophy, and business from around the world to reimagine what education looks likes. We wholly embrace the true root of education - "exducere" - and seek to draw out the unique natural gifts and infinite potential of each child.
We have founded The Ethos School to nurture children to find their calling and prepare them to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
We do this by challenging them to take ownership of their learning and to practically apply it by solving complex real-world problems using critical thinking, curiosity, collaboration, and innovation.
PROJECT-BASED LEARNING + AUTHENTIC MONTESSORI
SOCRATIC GUIDANCE + VALUE-BASED ENVIRONMENT
We consider this to be the best way to nurture a holistic, character-rooted, and child-led educational environment. We are thrilled to share it with intentional families in our community.
OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH
Clear thinking leads to good decisions,
Good decisions lead to the right habits,
Right habits lead to strong character,
Strong character becomes fulfilled purpose
LEARN TO LEARN
Authentic Montessori classroom, Socratic Discussions, and self-paced challenges equip children to be independent and curious lifelong learners
LEARN TO DO
Hands-on Project-Based Learning for Science, Entrepreneurship, and the Arts prepare children for apprenticeships and real world challenges
LEARN TO BE
Character growth via accountability to a community and empowering children on their Hero’s Journey, which transforms difficult decisions into virtuous habits
CHANGE YOURSELF, CHANGE THE WORLD
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
Patanjali (Father of Yoga)
What Makes Learning Come To Life At Ethos?
THE ETHOS SCHOOL
Single-aged classroom with rows of desks and teacher at the front of the room
Multi-age collaborative environments
One-size fits all curriculum and pacing with report cards
Individualized goals and learning plans with transparent progress tracking
Homework, textbooks, worksheets
Hands-on Montessori materials and latest in adaptive technology
Primary focus on academic development with memorization of information for tests
Focuses on the whole child: social, emotional, academic, and physical growth
Teacher makes the rules
School like a journey with big goals, guides, and a goal you care about
Hear From Other Acton Academy Parents
Our 8 year old boy who hated all things school now LOVES school and wants it to be a 24 hour school. The love of learning alone is enough to make sending him there worth it, but he is learning so much more than that. The character traits they are building will be more valuable in his life than we could possibly imagine right now.
Are You Ready To Reinvent Education For Your Family?
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy
The Ethos School admits learners of any race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender expression, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.