Acton Academy McKinney

Your child is destined to be a world-changer. Acton Academy McKinney helps K-8th grade students discover and grow their unique strengths because the world needs them. Our students learn together in multi-age studios and learn to mentor and be mentored by one another. Acton Academy offfers a self-paced, project-based and learner driven education in a character-forging community.
We are a part of the global network of Acton Academy Affiliate Schools and are accredited by The Association of Learner Driven Schools.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
2019

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Christina Dowdell

School Notes

  •   Acton Academy uses the latest technology in a self-paced learning environment that is designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork. Acton students are empowered to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers and learners.
  •   We believe children learn best by doing. Whether it`s launching a startup business, creating a tidepool habitat, playing a musical instrument, painting a mosaic, or programming a robot, Acton students are building real-life skills in the classroom every day.
  •   We believe the learning experience is much richer when the teacher ("Guide") offers insightful questions and facilitates hands on learning. Guides use the Socratic method, always responding to students` questions with new questions. This exchange hones students` critical thinking skills.
  •   Acton Academy is "student led." This means young people take ownership of their education and peer relationships. Acton students learn to think independently, take responsibility and embrace challenge. They are being prepared to bring their own unique genius to the world.
  •   We believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer internships in a field they are passionate about. Acton students have interned with doctors, entrepreneur bakers, plumbers, attorneys and graphic designers. What will your child choose?
  •   We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness and empathy. Armed with purpose and good character, we believe our students will launch into adulthood prepared to find their calling and change the world.

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The average private school tuition in Collin County, TX is $10,284 for elementary schools and $12,729 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Collin County, TX is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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