• Meet Our Team!

    Learn more about our Guides and staff and why Acton is a part of their journey

  • How We Learn

    "Learning to Do" and "Learning to Be" vs the standard "Learning to Know"

  • Explore Daily Life

    Jump into our studios for the best perspective on what it means to join the Acton community

  • Join Our Community

    Take the first steps toward joining AAVB via a phone info session or at an in-person open house

Do you believe...

…that learning to do and learning to be are far more than textbooks and standardized tests?

…your child should find a calling, not just a career?

…your child would thrive with customized curriculum tailored to their strengths and interests?

…your child deserves to believe they have a hero within?

Then Acton Academy Venice Beach might be the right school choice for you and your family!

AAVB in a snapshot

Acton Academy Venice Beach is a K through 12th grade school in Venice, CA. Built around the principles of self reliance and the individual Hero’s Journey, Acton Academy brings a new sense of purpose to youth education.

Our hours are from 8:00am – 3:15pm, September through July. As a year-long learning environment, learners get several week-long breaks throughout the year.

We have Guides, not teachers.

We have Studios, not classrooms.

We have Portfolios and Exhibitions, not grades.

We have Contracts and Covenants.

We foster real-life learning through Apprenticeships.

We are Socratic and do not lecture.

We build our curriculum around the Hero’s Journey.

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From Our Families

All our families are on their own unique journey.