Each child must go through his or her own hero’s journey as they make their way through the learning process. This cycle of challenge, achievement, and progress offers our students the opportunity to become champions for their education as they continue to grow and learn.
And every child learns differently and at his or her own pace. School should be a place to encourage and engage young minds, not try to fit them into generic boxes. Children need the freedom to learn on their own terms and to explore like anything is possible.
Children are innately curious, and need a learning environment that cultivates this curiosity. Our focus at Acton is to create an environment where creativity is the fuel for learning, which then becomes a hero's journey.
This is the path to lifelong learning. Using Socratic discussion, Acton learners practice critical thinking, collaboration, and emotional intelligence, as they keep growing into the best version of themselves.