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Do you believe your child has the potential to change the world?

Do you believe learning to do and learning to be are more important than textbooks alone?

Do you believe in a closely connected family of lifelong learners?

A 21st Century Academy made for today's generation.

We believe that each young person who enters our doors is a hero destined to change the world.

Acton Academy Del Mar, Inc is part of the Acton Academy network – a network of true learner-driven micro schools started in Austin in 2009– and considered by many to be a leading model of K-12 innovation in the United States.

We believe it is the most nurturing, deep-learning, student-centered learning environment in the world, and we're thrilled to share it with intentional families in our community.

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At Acton Academy Del Mar, Inc we believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.

Learning at Acton Academy Del Mar, Inc

Learn to Learn

The world is changing fast. The skills of tomorrow aren't the skills of today. Take with you a DIY toolbox of curiosity, grit, trial-and-error, joy, and perseverance. You've confronted new things before. You can learn anything.

Learn to Do

What skills do you need to change the world? Every day we're standing in the shoes of doctors, designers, presidents, and builders, learning the skills and tools that heroes have mastered. We call it a Quest.

Learn to Be

No other accomplishment matters unless you've built a life you're proud of. Have you become a good person? What relationships have you nurtured? What habits have become part of your character?

What makes Acton Academy Del Mar Different?

Traditional School

  1. Rows of desks and a teacher at the blackboard
  2. Memorization and testing of rules and facts
  3. Report card measures your success
  4. One teacher lectures to many students
  5. Worksheets just like our grandparents used
  6. School like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all

Acton Academy Del Mar

  • Work collaboratively like at Google
  • Learn real skills and apply them in projects
  • Set personalized goals then transparently track progress
  • Everyone's a teacher; everyone's a student
  • Professional tools for art, engineering, and storytelling; cutting-edge adaptive tech for Core Skills
  • School like a journey, with big goals, mentors, tools, and a destination you care about

Begin your family's Journey

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