Acton Academy of Bergen County

Inspiring children to find a calling,

explore their path and

change the world


We Believe

If you work hard, have fun and find your calling you can change the world.

We promise our students

Begin your Hero’s Journey.

Learn to be a curious, independent and life-long learner.

Discover your strengths, weaknesses, and passions.


Our Mission

To inspire each child who enters our doors to find a calling and explore the path to accomplish it

In the Classroom

We feel that the school system today is:

Designed to fit the industrial age values


Lacks freedom and is very controlling

Encourages memorization and overemphasizes knowledge

Does not teach real-life learning skills and underemphasizes social skills

Based on lecturing rather than creative teaching - The teacher is the main source for knowledge


Our Approach

Progressive Education

​A learner-driven community 

Learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems

Self-paced learning of reading, writing and math

Real-world projects of hands-on learning for 21st century skills

Innovative learning environment

Multi-age/grade classes


Student portfolio and exhibitions rather than grades


No homework and no teaching to the test

Embracing nature and the community

Field trips and real world experts extend learning beyond the classroom

Mindfulness as an integral part of the curriculum

Fun and enriching family activities to foster a strong school community

Spending a significant part of the day outdoors

Learn to learn

Socratic discussions and self-paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners

Learn to do

Hands-on Quests for science, entrepreneurship and the arts prepare children for real-world challenges

Learn to be

Intense focus on character 

development by giving learners lots

of freedom and responsibility 


What do we learn in Acton?

Hand Holding a Plant

The education revolution is growing

Acton Academy of Bergen County joins dozens of other Acton Academies all over the world


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