Owners at Acton Academy Amarillo
Our Studios are designed to create flexible spaces for work, learning, and play.
They are tight-knit communities of mixed-age children who support each other and collaborate daily.
Children work together to create rules for the space. Some areas might be off limits for play, while others are more flexible.
Ultimately, the learners come together to agree to those ground rules and promises—all based on a key promise to not distract themselves or each other during times of work.
A primary goal in our Studios is to guide learners in their development of social and problem-solving skills.
Like Maria Montessori, we believe even the youngest child has important work to do. Spark is best imagined as a garden where learners embrace Montessori work and Spark Play to learn real-life skills and develop the independence, focus, and kindness needed to enter an Acton Elementary Studio — each prepared to discover a calling that will change the world.
Young people in the Elementary Studio embark on a journey into the real world with the thrilling opportunities and responsibility that come with it. We encourage our young heroes to tap into their unique genius and continue building real-world skills.
Middle School Heroes continue to learn through quests, deepening Socratic discussions, and independent skill work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Self-exploration is emphasized as Heroes add apprenticeships that help reveal their genius and add more tools and strategies to their learning repertoire.
Launchpad students get ready for real-world success by gaining valuable skills, mastering them through apprenticeships, and launching real startups, businesses, and projects.
Your accomplishments will be showcased in a series of badges that will dazzle admissions officers at top notch universities or convince employees, partners and investors to join forces in a world changing start up.