Our Curriculum

Our Montessori Approach to core skills (reading, writing and arithmetic), collaborative learning quests, and socratic discussion methods help students not only learn to know, but also develop a sense of who they are meant to be. Every student at Acton Academy believes they are on a Hero’s Journey for a special calling.  A belief in one's own personal Hero's Journey provides Acton students with a purpose for being and a motivation to continue through setbacks and failures.  Acton guides equip students with self-awareness, strategies to accomplish goals, and accountability, but only the individual can deliver the passion, grit, and execution needed to change the world. 




Life Skills Concentrations at Acton Academy West Austin:

  • Critical Thinking (the art of asking questions)
  • Social fluidity (the ability to collaborate successfully in diverse groups)
  • Independent reading (finding the love to read)
  • Executive communications (creative writing + public speaking)
  • Project Management (the ability to execute on a project with no clear instruction)
  • Goal setting (both long and short term)
  • Entrepreneurship and financial literacy (case studies adapted from the Acton MBA program)
  • Who am I (finding your hero's journey)



This is a rigorous whole-child program. We measure our success based on student and parent satisfaction surveys, and third-party assessments to ensure rigor. This curriculum empowers students to become the best version of themselves.

Learn to Do. 

Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.   

Learn to Be.   

The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits. 

Learn to Learn.

Socratic Discussions and self paced   challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.