The Village School: An Acton Academy

  • The Village School is a 21st century micro-school offfering a self-paced, project-based and learner driven education in a character-forging community.
  • Our students learn together in mix-aged classrooms and learn to mentor and be mentored by one another.
  • We are a part of the global network of Acton Academy Affiliate Schools and are accredited by The Association of Learner Driven Schools. We currently serve children in grades K-6 and will grow by one grade level each year until we are a full K-12 school, like our flagship school, Acton Academy in Austin, Texas. 2019-2020 School Year Studios Spark (Kindergarten): Ages 4 1/2- 6 Lower Elementary: Ages 6-9 Upper Elementary: Ages 9-12 *Our Middle School will launch in the Fall of 2020.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded2017

Student Body

Total Students40 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Village School: An Acton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,900
Admissions DirectorLauren Quinn

School Notes

  • What Sets Us Apart:
  • Small class size
  • Mixed-age studios
  • Independent thinking
  • Strong community utilization
  • Students learn at their own pace
  • No homework
  • Hands-on & e-learning
  • Socratic Guiding
  • Travel is encouraged
  • Outdoor Education and Play
  • Character Development

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  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
This is a small learner driven school that not only engages our daughter with project based learning but pushes her to use her own resources to problem solve her educational and social issues. She is learning how to navigate school and the world by gaining confidence through the Action program and the unique structure of the classroom studio and learning environment.
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The Village School focuses on the whole child and promotes a growth mindset, facilitating a love of learning, independence, grit, and an academic approach for a 21st century world. I saw incredible growth in my child after just one session and with a year under her belt she grown emotionally, academically, and socially. I 100% recommend this school.
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Our 7 and 9 year old kids are thriving at The Village School. The student-directed learning environment is what really drew us to the school. They have ample opportunity to explore the things that matter to them, and they can work at a pace that is right for them. They are happy, they look forward to school and they love to learn. The guides are patient, curious and supportive of the heroes. There are a lot of field trips and opportunities for the heroes to get out and explore, there are music, art and physical education programs, and ample time for them to just play and be kids. We couldn't be more pleased with the decision to entrust our learners to The Village School.
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As a former teacher, I always had a dream of what I wanted education to look for my own children. Lauren and Christian have made that dream come true and exceeded any expectations I had. I am so excited to have my daughter in the Spark studio!
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Our daughter has thrived at The Village School. She has learned a new level of independence, personal responsibility, and dedication. We have seen her confidence grow and she is excited for every new day.
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As a parent, I have been very impressed with how intentional, thoughtful, open-minded, and truly child-led The Village School founders and guides are. This is a community of engaged learners (and families) who support, encourage, and inspire one other.
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