Tuition Assistance Builds an Assessible and Inclusive Community


OUR PHILOSOPHY OF TUITION ASSISTANCE

The tuition to attend Acton Academy is $13,900.

Acton Academy's tuition assistance program is a tool created with the core belief that a world class educational experience for children should be accessible to a wide range of members of our community. 

We believe that cost should not be a primary deterrent for families exploring our school. We offer tuition assistance and flexible monthly payment plans and work with parents to find an affordable way to give their children the gift of an extraordinary education. 


What exactly is the difference between Acton Academy and other schools?

FYI No Homework @ Acton Academy!

A Meaningful Education

The purpose of an Acton education is to help your child discover, grow, and utilize their natural gifts and abilities.     

Community

We foster fellowship among children, parents, and families to support one another on our individual hero's journeys. 

Phenomenal Teachers "Guides"  

We believe the learning experience is much richer with hands-on learning. No boring sit in your desk teacher-led lecture-style learning at Acton!  

Apprenticeships  

We believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer internships in a field they are passionate about.  

One Day Per Week in Nature Immersion

Nature is an essential part of childhood. Not only is it good for their soul, but it's important for kids to take risks, build resilience, and gain confidence.

Project Based Learning  

We believe students learn by doing.  Acton students are building real-life skills in the classroom every day through hands-on projects.

Student Led  

Acton Academy is “student led.” This means young people take ownership of their education and peer relationships.  

Character Education  

We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness and empathy.  

School Trip to NYC to Learn About US Citizenship

Earned Freedom to Complete Reading/Writing/Math Offsite

Hands On Project-Based Learning

Student-Lead Socratic Discussions

What Other Parents Are Saying About Acton Academy

The Current, Traditional School Model Was Designed in 1893
ACTON ACADEMY WAS BORN DIFFERENT

Our students are challenged to develop personal character and virtue that will help them navigate their life using:

kindness

- hard work

- honesty

- responsibility

- a deep sense of life purpose

We help young people find a calling so they can change the world.  

Our Promises To Your Child

We believe each of our students will find a passion – something they love and have a gift to do – finding and pursuing this gift we call the Hero’s Journey. Our mission is to equip our students with the skills and tools they will need to find and pursue their life’s purpose.  

Begin a Hero’s Journey.
Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.
​Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.
Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on Earth.
Discover his or her most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.

Our Learner Driven Communities are run mostly by our students, where closely connected families of lifelong learners are bound by clear covenants; and "Learning to Do" and "Learning to Be" are even more important than "Learning to Know".

LEARNING AT ACTON

LEARN TO LEARN

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

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.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Every year at Acton Academy, we build small businesses from the ground-up.

Watch the video to learn about the business fair

in Austin, TX to see what ours in Kennebunkport will grow into.

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21ST CENTURY LEARNING

The latest in educational technology for self paced mastery of reading, writing, and math skills.
Deep Socratic discussions about heroes, history and self governance to hone critical thinking skills and the ability to powerfully think, write and speak.
Hands-on project based Quests to master the tools and skills needed to solve problems in the real world.
Written promises and covenants that form a tightly bound community of individuals learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems.

A LEARNER DRIVEN COMMUNITY

Students create and sign a Contract of Promises describing how each individual will act and the consequences for violating community norms.
Mentor teams encourage younger and older students to listen, affirm, set goals, and hold each other accountable.
"Learn to Be" badges that celebrate character and completing leadership challenges.

MEASURING MASTERY

EARN BADGES TO PROVE YOU'VE MASTERED NEW SKILLS

Young heroes celebrate the mastery of tools, skills and character by earning badges, assembling portfolios and taking part in public exhibitions.

  1. Parents use badges to track academic progress in Core Skills like reading, writing, math and spelling and character development in "Learn to Be" Badges.

  2. Electronic and hard copy Portfolios capture rough drafts, photos, video and other creative work.

  3. Public exhibitions at the end of most Quests allow young heroes to present work to experts, customers or the public for a real world test.

PERSONALIZED TOOLS

A SCHOOL FOR THE 21st CENTURY

A DAY IN THE LIFE

An inside look at the Acton Academy studio in Austin, TX (the first Acton Academy). 

Watch the video here

A VIRTUAL TOUR OF ACTON ACADEMY

An explanation of Acton's core beliefs and how the school operates. 

Watch the coverage here

DISRUPTIVE EDUCATION

An award winning independent documentary about Acton Academy. 

Watch the video here

We are excited to learn more about
what YOU want for your family and if
Acton Academy Kennebunkport could be the right fit.

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