Acton Academy of Bergen County

Inspiring children to find a calling,

explore their path, and

change the world

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Photo by Matthias Gaggl

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We Believe

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

We promise our learners

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 learner who enters our doors to find a calling and explore the path to accomplish it

 

Our Approach

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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 studios

 

Learner portfolio and exhibitions rather than grades

 

No homework and no teaching to the test

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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

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Learn to learn

Socratic discussions and self-paced challenges equip children to be independent life-long 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?

 

To learn more about AABC follow us on social networks

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What do we learn in Acton?