Acton Academy Southwest Austin exists to inspire each student who enters our doors to find a calling that will change the world.
Our Philosophy of Learning
We Believe That:
Clear thinking leads to good decisions,
Good decisions lead to the right habits,
The right habits lead to character, and
Character becomes destiny.
- We believe that every child has a gift that can change the world in a profound way.
- We believe in a closely-connected family of lifelong learners.
- We believe in learning by knowing, learning by doing and learning by being.
- We believe in economic, religious and political freedom.
JOY + RIGOR = MASTERY
"Embracing rigor is part of saying 'yes' to a Hero's Journey. Deep learning brings a special sense of joy, but the mastery required for a Hero's Journey goes even further, requiring commitment, discipline and hard work towards a worthy goal."
Through Socratic guiding and experiential learning, each member of our community will:
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 mysteries of life on Earth.
Discover his or her most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.
Learning at Acton Academy Southwest Austin
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.