What if children are far more capable than we imagine?

Acton Academy helps K-12th grade students discover and grow their unique strengths — because the world needs them.

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What makes
Acton Academy ABQ different?

Young people doing challenging work at their own pace.
Kids learning at Acton
Acton Campus in Austin
Collaborating on real-world projects.
Girl in Acton Campus
Earning points for effort and badges for mastery.
Sharing learning in a tightly bound community.
Using the latest technology to master reading, writing and math.
On a Hero’s Journey, with challenges, adventures, fellow travelers and guides.
The Elementary Studio
The Launchpad Studio
The Middle School Studio

Learner-driven communities run by heroes-in-the-making

Self-management and self-governance are celebrated daily by learners who use 21st Century skills to tackle real world projects, inspired by classic heroes in a tightly bound community with extremely high standards.

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The Hero's Journey

Learn more about how Acton Academy turns learning upside down.
"A remarkable book that captures the powerful journeys of Acton Academy’s founders, students, parent community, and — I hope — the future of education around the globe. Any school, whether traditional or innovative, will gain insights from this magical place.”
Ted Dintersmith
Education Author, Film Producer, and Philanthropist

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Non-Discrimination Policy
Acton Academy Albuquerque admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.

Our Mission

We believe each person who enters our doors deserves to find a calling and change the world.

My kids love school because Acton helps them find their voice,
take charge of their education, and practice collaboration and self-management with a fun group of peers that is truly a community.
TJ — Parent