1) Fundamental guiding principles of an individual, community, or culture as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations
2) Habitual moral character
3) Root word of ‘ethics’
We cultivate holistic education through which powerful character is formed, intellect is expanded, and a conscious courageous identity is solidified via self-paced, experiential education in a learner-driven and value-based environment, guided by steadfast principles and strong interpersonal relationships.
Reviving true education transforms the individual through self-inquiry, self-growth, and subsequently self-awareness of one’s infinite potential. This results in small ripples at first, followed by prodigious waves created in the family, the society, and ultimately, the world.
We believe children are far more capable than we could ever imagine and can change the world in a profound way.
We believe in cultivating a closely connected family of lifelong learners.
We believe in learning to learn, learning to do, and learning to be.
“Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.”
The Origin Story
What they're saying about this model that is revolutionizing education as we know it...
“Montessori meets Silicon Valley”
— Reason Magazine, January 26, 2018
“Acton Academy is one of the most important education developments in the world.”
— Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart, former Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
“I was so impressed with [Acton Academy] that I persuaded my husband to move from Honolulu, Hawaii, to the heart of Central Texas so our five young children could enroll.”
— Heather Staker, Coauthor of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools
“I’ve visited and studied hundreds of innovative models of schooling over the past decade, and Acton continues to be one of the most promising models…. Acton is a truly inspiring and exceptional school.”
— Bernard Bull, Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin, Author of Etale – Education, Innovation, Experimentation
In The Media
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Now this is ‘old school’
Huff Post: The Education Movement You’ve Never Heard Of
Washington Post: Forget show and tell: These young entrepreneurs aim to show and sell
A Hero's Journey of
"To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom."
Throughout history, stories of heroes who have relentlessly pursued their life’s purpose have reverberated. Strong character prevailed despite challenges and the core being of these individuals shone bright when opportunities for action and difficult decisions were presented.
Ethos Lions are the architects of today and tomorrow. The challenge is to cultivate their limitless power and set afoot on a journey of self-discovery. We consider it our responsibility to hold up the mirror. We have no doubt that they will see a reflection of power beyond measure.