• 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

    A bird's-eye view into our school day

Do you believe...

Do you believe that learning to do and learning to be are far more than textbooks and standardized tests?

Do you want your child to find a calling and not just a career?

Would your child thrive with a customized curriculum tailored to her strengths and interests?

Do you want your child to know and believe he has 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 1st through 12th grade school in Venice, CA. Built around the principles of self reliance and everyone being on a lifelong Hero’s Journey, Acton Academy brings a new sense of purpose to youth education.

Our hours are from 8:00am – 3:00pm, September through July. As a year-long learning environment, students 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.

Our students find their own 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.