We've answered some of the questions you and your family might have. Please review them carefully, and feel free to reach out if you still have some more. A great way to learn more is to join one of our upcoming Virtual Info Sessions!

How is Acton Academy Silicon Valley affiliated with Acton Academy?

Acton Academy Silicon Valley is part of the global network of over 250 Acton Academy microschools. We follow the same Learning Design (curriculum) and that our owners helped create at the original Acton Academy campus.

How long is Acton Academy Silicon Valley in session each year?

We operate on an 11-month trimester calendar that allows for our students to have extended breaks throughout the year and maintains their interests and retention by shortening the summer break.

Our flexible program allows families to travel together throughout the year, without sacrificing any learning.

Our Academic Calendar can be found here.

Is Acton Academy Silicon Valley a Montessori school?

We respect and incorporate Maria Montessori’s philosophy, but we are not a Montessori school. We consider our philosophy to be Montessori-inspired. In addition to Montessori methods, we use the latest interactive technologies, hands on projects and the Socratic Method for discussions.

What grades do you offer?

Acton Academy Silicon Valley offers 3 studios:

  • Spark - ages 5 to 7 years old

  • Discovery - Ages 8 to 10 years old

  • Exploration - Ages 11 to 14 years old

Where is Acton Academy Silicon Valley located?

We are located on the peninsula at 1201 6th Ave, in Belmont, California, across from Twin Pines Park.

Can I schedule a call to learn more?

We invite you to attend our virtual info sessions. You can register here. You can email us at admissions@actonsv.com to schedule a 1-on-1 call if the info session time doesn't suit you.

What do you mean by “a hero’s journey”?

We believe that each of us has a special calling in life, and a series of trials and tests that must be faced with integrity and purpose in order to live a satisfying and fulfilled life. Our mission is to prepare your child for his or her special journey.

What is an “independent learner”?

An independent learner is someone who can research questions, follow instructions, solve problems, admit when they don’t know something and figure out a solution when they hit a roadblock without asking an adult for help — participate in discussions, and strive for mastery.

Does Acton Academy Silicon Valley serve children with learning challenges?

We are not trained to serve children with serious learning challenges but have been able to serve young heroes with dyslexia if they receive special training and believe that many minor learning challenges are commonly misdiagnosed.

Is Acton accredited?

Yes. We are accredited by the International Association of Learner-Driven Schools.