Your child is destined to be a world-changer

Acton Academy Southwest Austin is a revolutionary learner driven school serving elementary ages.

A 21st century school in Southwest Austin

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

Acton Academy Southwest Austin 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 Southwest Austin, we believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.

What Makes Acton Academy Southwest Austin Different?


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

Acton Academy Southwest Austin

  • Work collaboratively like at Google or Facebook
  • 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
We believe clear thinking leads to good decisions, Good decisions lead to the right habits, The right habits lead to character, and Character becomes destiny.

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Find out if Acton Academy Southwest Austin is the right fit for your family:

Hi, I'm Jeff Couvillon. 👋

I'm Community Champion at Acton Academy Southwest Austin

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