Acton Academy Bethel CT

  • In a world where most schools have mission statements about preparation for a future that is unclear, the Acton Academy promise is shockingly bold and full of agency. The promise is that through Socratic dialogue and experiential learning, each member of the Acton community will begin a Hero`s journey; discover precious gifts and a commitment to mastery; become curious, independent lifelong learners; embrace the foraging of a strong character; cherish the arts, the physical world, and the mysteries of life; and treasure economic, political, and religious freedom.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
Year Founded2018

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,300

School Notes

  • The Acton model draws inspiration from Joseph Campbells` theory of the `Hero`s Journey` which describes an archetypal series of adventures that every human yearns to experience.  It describes daily life at Acton where learners prepare for challenges, opportunities, and adventures of the real world.  The model relies heavily on self-directed learning with a tremendous amount of peer feedback.  Teaching by lecturing or issuing instruction is not allowed.  At Acton Academy, Bethel CT, we currently support 1st through 8th grade students in discovering and growing their unique strengths--because the world needs them!  We are located in the Educational facility of Workspace Education in the Clarke Business Park in Bethel CT.  Please visit our website at to find out more and schedule a tour!

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