"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"If you think the traditional school model is 100 years outdated and needs an overhaul, look no more.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."
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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, entrepreneurship, 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?
NITTY GRITTY STUDIO
The Nitty Gritty Preschool Studio offers a multi-age program for children who turn three by December 1st during the current school year. Our class meets Monday through Friday with Full day or Half Day schedules. The guide-to-child ratio of 1:9.
Spark Studio is a Montessori-styled environment of whole child development: cognitive, physical, emotional, and social. Children in Spark learn and discover through play and exploration of their natural interests.
A learner in the Discovery studio builds a foundation of learning and discovery through personalized core skills, exploratory Quest projects, and play.
Explorers are encouraged to take control of their education, work on difficult real-world quests, challenge themselves, and think more deeply about today's relevant problems.