Your child is destined to be a world-changer

Acton Academy El Dorado helps students ages 5-14 discover and grow their unique strengths — because the world needs them.

A 21st century school in El Dorado County, California

We believe that each young person who enters our doors is a hero destined to change the world.

Acton Academy El Dorado is part of the Acton Academy network –a network of true learner-driven micro schools started in Austin in 2009– and considered by many to be a leading model of K-12 innovation in the United States.

We believe it is the most nurturing, deep-learning, student-centered learning environment in the world, and we're thrilled to share it with intentional families in our community.

Experience how Acton is transforming education in this independent, award-winning documentary.

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At Acton Academy El Dorado, we believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.

What Makes Acton Academy El Dorado Different?

Traditional
School

  • Rows of desks and a teacher at the blackboard
  • Memorization and testing of rules and facts
  • Report card measures your success
  • One teacher lectures to many students
  • Worksheets just like our grandparents used
  • School like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all

Acton Academy El Dorado

  • Work collaboratively like at Google or Facebook
  • Learn real skills and apply them in projects
  • Set personalized goals then transparently track progress
  • Everyone's a teacher; everyone's a student
  • Professional tools for art, engineering, and storytelling; Cutting-edge adaptive tech for Core Skills
  • School like a journey, with big goals, mentors, tools, and a destination you care about
“Our daughter is absolutely thriving at Acton Academy. She is taking ownership over her education - learning how to prioritize, focus, and accomplish goals. We couldn't be happier with the education, community, and values of Acton Academy.”

Find out if Acton Academy El Dorado is the right fit for your family:

Hi, I'm James Gardiner. 👋

I'm Co-Founder of Acton Academy El Dorado.

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