Launch your hero's journey.

Acton Academy Frisco is a learner driven private school that inspires students ages 5-12 to discover and grow their unique strengths so they can find a calling and change the world.


Are you frustrated with the old, traditional education model that teaches students to spit out facts and pass state-mandated tests?

Is your child bored because they are required to learn at a pace dictated by the school?

Our learners are self-directed and independent, allowing them to experience the joy of learning,  in a tight knit community that upholds the highest standard of excellence.

What Makes Acton Academy so different?

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Acton Academy uses the latest technology along with "hands-on" learning from Montessori materials to executing Quests in a self-paced learning environment to allow each student the flexibility to progress through the core skills of math, reading, and writing, without limitation and without a deadline. In the place of scheduled tests and traditional grading, we reward intentionality and require demonstration of mastery.

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We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness, and empathy to arm them with purpose and good character.

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Acton Academy is “learner led.” Our students take ownership of their education by setting their own goals, rewards, and consequences. They learn to embrace challenge, think independently, and collaborate with their peers to problem-solve without adult intervention. We believe great learning takes place when students are allowed to work through a challenge independently.

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We believe children learn best by doing. Our afternoons are reserved for collaboration on projects that are designed to involve students so that real learning takes place. Our projects are called Quests, which culminate in an Exhibition where mastery is demonstrated in fun and creative ways to an audience of family, friends, and members of our community.

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We believe the learning experience is much richer when the teacher (“Guide”) offers insightful questions to facilitate learning. Guides use the Socratic method, always responding to students’ questions with new questions. This exchange hones students’ critical thinking skills.

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We believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer internships, Acton students receive the benefit of early exposure and experience in real work environments.

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Learn more about the Acton model and discover if Acton Academy Frisco is the right fit for your family.

A School for the 21st Century

Disruptive Education

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Our Promises to Your Child

He or she will:

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Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.

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Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on Earth.

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Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.

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Begin a Hero’s Journey

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Discover his or her most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.

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Embrace the forging of a strong character traits, with an emphasis on perseverance and leadership.

Acton Academy Frisco is accredited by the International Association of Learner Driven Schools.