Acton Academy Mesilla Valley

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded2016
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students80 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,500
Tuition NotesRegistration fee of $350 is due upon signing.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnna Emerick-Biad


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, TennisBasketballFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Lego Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club

School Notes

  • 01.  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. 02. 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.
  • 03. 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.
  • 04. 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.
  • 05.  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?
  • 06. 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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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Acton Las Cruces is a great school that offers a true self-paced, student led education where children are actively involved in the day-to-day operations that make up their education. Children at Acton Academy are motivated to learn and take responsibility for their education without the burden of standardized testing, busy work in class and state driven education restrictions. We have two daughter's at Acton Academy and my wife and I can clearly see an increased ability to think through problems on their own - critical thinking skills important in adult life. When they cannot figure out on their own, they use each other as a source and method to solve a problem together.
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Acton Academy Las Cruces is an amazing school. Currently, our two children attend and they absolutely enjoy every day at Acton. We appreciate how the school utilizes hands-on-projects called quests and experts that visit Acton to discuss their field. For example, their financial quest had a licensed stock broker visit the school to discuss stocks. Another example was the architecture quest where a licensed architect judged the students (a.k.a. Eagles) based on answers about their scale model design that they built. In addition to the quests, the school uses the Socratic methodology in which the guides (a.k.a. teachers) ask questions and do not give direct answers. The guide will continue to ask the Eagle questions until the Eagle gets an answer on their own. The Eagles are learning to become independent. There is no need to wait for the guide and fellow Eagles if the Eagle has a passion to learn more. Our one Eagle enjoys math and he`s currently doing 5th grade math even though he`s only eight years old. Las Cruces` community is very fortunate to have this school. The guides and Head of School are fantastic. They are so kind, understanding, and wonderful people who want to positively lead our children into the era. Thank You!
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