Being an Acton parent means joining your child as they define what their education, what their life will look like. It’s different, it’s challenging, and it’s new. But nothing is more rewarding than seeing your little one grow into a curious, driven, lifelong learner.


As you navigate what it means and what it looks like to be the parent of an Acton Eagle, you will without a doubt run into challenges as your learner continues to grow in an educational environment that is radically different from that of a monotonous standardized school. Laura Sandefer, co-founder of Acton Academy Main Campus in Austin, curates an incredibly insightful blog, Acton Academy Parents, which offers insight, guidance, and affirmation as you continue your hero’s journey alongside your learner.

Additionally, Laura published a book titled Courage to Grow that speaks to the Acton Method, explores the origins of Acton Academy, and dives into how parents and families adapt to learners whose education uplifts them. You can order a free copy to be sent to you via mail with the below form:

As we approach the start of our 2022-23 academic year, please reference our Yearly Calendar for insight on important dates, breaks, and events. A regularly-updated list of upcoming events and dates can be found below the calendar.

2022-23 Academic Year, Session 1 Events:
– our back to school party will take place on Thursday, September 1st, location TBD.
– our first day of school will be Tuesday, September 6th.
– fall break lands on the week of October 10th.

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