• What grades do you offer?

We currently offer grades 1st through 8th.  Our high school (9th-12th) will open fall of 2017.

  • Is Acton Academy a Montessori School?

No, Acton is not a Montessori school.  We respect and use a number of Montessori methods, but we are not a true Montessori program.  We also incorporate socratic methods, game and project based learning, and the latest in online learning software.

  • Does my child need to attend year round?

No.  While we do offer classes most of the year (we are not in school for the month of August), our curriculum is designed so that families can take it on the road and travel together.

  • Is Acton a religious school?

No.  Acton Academy Venice Beach does not promote any specific religion.

  • What do you mean by a Hero’s Journey?

We believe that every person (and child) has a special calling in life.  Our job is to help your child discover their most precious gifts, nurture those gifts, and find their passions.  At Acton Academy Venice Beach, your child will begin their Hero’s Journey to change the world.

  • What is an “independent learner”?

An independent learner is someone who can think critically, research topics, ask the right questions, and solve problems.  At Acton Academy Venice Beach your child will become self-directed and learn to love learning.

  • Will children be grouped into grades?

We believe that children learn best when grouped with other children of various ages.  We group our elementary students together (grades 1-5) and then our middle school students together (grades 6-8).

  • Does Acton serve special needs children?

Unfortunately, we are not equipped to serve children who need specialized attention because of serious learning challenges.

  • How much will the school grow?  Will you add higher grade levels?

We do plan to grow, although slowly so that we may focus on our mission and promises and our families.  Our plan is to grow to 30 children in the elementary classroom and 30 in the middle school classroom.  We will open high school in 2017 and will grow that to 30 students as well.

  • Are there more Acton Academies?

Yes, the original Acton Academy is located in Austin, TX.  In addition to our Venice Beach location, there are many locations open around the world now.

  • Where is Acton Academy Venice Beach located?

Please contact us for more information.

  • How can I apply for Acton Academy Venice Beach?

Our application process begins with contacting us and discussing our educational philosophy in greater detail.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students


Acton Academy Venice Beach admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.