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 life long hero’s journey, Acton Academy brings a new sense of purpose to youth education.

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

Key Words we Use:

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.