"We pick them up and they don’t want to leave, they want to learn more, they want to show what they have done, they want to keep exploring and it’s just this joy for life & for learning."
"What we love the most about AASV is how it is enabling our daughter to become self-sufficient and resilient. As she grows, we feel this is the best place for her to become independent, self-motivated, and ready to pursue whatever passions she discovers."
"I see my child just come home so excited and want to keep learning and absorbing everything around them! The guides are top-notch!"
"If you think the traditional school model is 100 years outdated and needs an overhaul, look no more. At Acton, on a daily basis, she is seen, heard, understood, listened to, mirrored and respected."
EXPERIENCE THE AASV
WE ARE ACTON SV
Our mission is to create an environment of curiosity and deep exploration where every child can be who they are meant to be and find their calling through the hero's journey.
Located in Redwood City, California, Acton Academy Silicon Valley delivers a 21st-century education in a self-directed environment where learners become independent, global citizens prepared for the real world.
Acton SV delivers experiential learning emphasizing teamwork, social-emotional awareness and a growth-mindset.
Our student-led environment is a departure from a traditional classroom experience focused on lectures, rote memorization, and conformity. At Acton SV, we offer students agency over their education and learning environment and we focus on their personal goals and interests. In contrast to traditional classrooms, in our self-paced, mastery-based approach, students spend the necessary time on a skill until they achieve proficiency.
• SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
PREPARING LEARNERS FOR THE FUTURE
Today’s diverse and fast-changing world requires a multi-dimensional approach to learning. Our 21st-century skill-based curriculum focuses on the skills needed to best prepare our learners for tomorrow. Through hands-on, experiential, interdisciplinary learning, we foster creativity, collaboration, effective communication, problem solving, critical thinking, leadership, ethical decision-making, and character.
• 21ST CENTURY SKILLS
• HANDS-ON LEARNING
Entrepreneurship is a mental mindset. It’s an attitude and approach that empowers dreamers to become doers. At Acton SV, we seek active change rather than waiting to adapt to change. Our learners are encouraged to actively participate and pursue their interests and talents through exploration, intellectual curiosity, creativity and individual thought. We encourage risk-taking and embrace the possibility of failure as part of the journey.
WHY CHOOSE ACTON SV?