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Top 3 things a parent can expect when joining Acton Academy SV

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

A common question we get is: “What are the main things parents can expect when they join an Acton Academy?”

1) A Contract.

We are a community grounded in promises to each other. During the application process, you have

opportunities to review and discuss the parent contract. If you agree with it, get ready for a transformative and fun journey – not just for your child but for yourself.

If you don’t agree with it, don’t sign it. The last thing we want to do is try to convince someone that Acton’s Hero’s Journey is for them.

2) A Moment of Truth.

At some point, often early in the journey, your child will come home with something that is particularly hard for them. This will be the moment of truth. Will you step in to solve the problem, breaking the parent contract? Or will you dig deep and trust your child to pick up tools in the studio to solve his/her own problem?

If you choose to uphold the contract and lean into the heat, I promise you will experience an “aha” moment when you discover a new truth about your child’s potential and discover how truly brave you are. You’ll ultimately discover fresh energy and joy in daily living.

3) A New Sense of Freedom.

Your child will feel honored and respected as they are granted space and time to learn for themselves. It will be bumpy, but they will feel the dignity that comes to all of us who are treated as human beings with great potential. This is why most love coming to school every day.

And you, too, will feel freer. As an Acton parent, you won’t have a school telling me how many days per year my child has to be “present.” You don’t have a school creeping into your home in the afternoons and weekends because of required homework. Part of the Acton promise is that we won’t come between you and your children. We trust you. You are free to be the family you have always wanted to be.

– Laura Sandefer (Acton Academy Founder)

Originally Published March 2021 -

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