Empower Your Child To Fulfill Their Dreams.
At Acton Academy Idaho Falls, we help our students create their own path to success by developing the real-world skills and character traits that matter most.
Is Your Child's Education Setting Them Up For Success?
Young people need to learn the right things to help them fulfill their dreams. At Acton Academy Idaho Falls, our mission is to empower our students to live meaningful lives by providing an environment where they discover their unique strengths, learn real-world skills, and grow in good character. Children get one shot at their education, so they need to learn what matters most.
Welcome to Acton Academy Idaho Falls!
Find a Calling. Change the World.
3 WAYS LEARNING IS DIFFERENT HERE
We empower kids to own their learning. No homework here. Instead, we help students set goals, manage their time, and work at their own pace on core subjects, while engaging in hands-on projects in science, art, and technology. This is authentic learning, not focused on passing tests or memorizing facts.
Focused On The Real World
We believe students learn by doing. Whether it’s launching a startup business, playing an instrument, or programming a robot in their summer apprenticeship, our students are building real world skills every day, paving the way for them to succeed in the future.
Guided, Not Taught
Learning should reflect the unique personality and interests of the learner. Instead of boring lectures, our Guides lead small groups, helping students set goals and discover their own learning path. With small groups, caring adults, and lots of freedom, kids are empowered to learn.
Why We Started A School
We always hoped our kids’ education would set them up for their life’s journey equipping them with real-world skills and good values.
Our goal for their education was they’d have a learning experience that was inspiring and relevant. We hoped they’d be fully equipped with the real-world skills and good character they’d need to pursue a meaningful life.
Well…as a former teacher in a traditional school I knew that wasn’t going to happen. Instead of learning the stuff that really matters, I watched children that were left feeling frustrated by the experience. They hated school and they hated learning! I left traditional education believing there had to be a better way to do school.
That’s why we started Acton Academy Idaho Falls in 2021.
Our dream was to create an environment where meaningful skills are taught through real-world scenarios. Where good character is valued and gets rewarded, and where developing a problem-solving mindset is the goal instead of an afterthought.
Our dream of helping our children succeed in a school setting is becoming a reality as we start down this journey with those brave enough to join us in creating a better education for our children and community.
If you want to see Acton in action, please book a tour. We look forward to meeting you!
Our Students Build Small Businesses From The Ground-Up
Acton Children's Business Fair - Idaho Falls
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OUR ACTIVE LEARNING MODEL
We believe there are 3 critical “C’s” that help learners build the knowledge, character, and skill they need to be their best, and we structure everything we do to maximize them.
Core skills means mastering foundational subjects (like reading, writing, and math) at your own pace. Instead of emphasizing standardized testing or grades, we focus on cultivating a love of learning through hands-on subject work (including using adaptive software) and small group work. It’s learning how to learn, a vital skill for the rest of life.
Collaboration means developing socially and emotionally, through work and play, within age groups and across ages. Students are empowered to solve problems, set goals, share ideas in group settings, work as a team, meet individual and group deadlines, and both serve and lead. Learners set themselves up for successful collaboration in the future.
Creating means taking the time to make stuff with our hands. We focus on projects leading to tangible results, without worrying about perfection. Building something is a journey of discovery, where you can learn as much from your failures as you can from successes. It’s process over results, as students learn to build things that matter.
At Acton Academy Idaho Falls, we aim to provide a high-quality, comprehensive education that fosters your child’s love of learning and addresses the whole child academically, emotionally, and socially. Our curriculum varies by the studio; however, the goals for our school are consistent. Learn about our Educational Goals
3 Steps To New Education
What our customers write about us
I have been very impressed with my son’s experience at Acton Academy. I have seen his school related anxiety greatly reduced due to the flexibility of their unique approach to learning. Each student is valued as an individual, with perspectives that are heard and respected. Decision making is a collaborative process, allowing the students to feel a sense of responsibility and ownership over their education. My son has been given the encouragement and resources to pursue areas of particular interest to him. He has been made to feel that he has important gifts to contribute to the world. I think that is the greatest possible source of motivation for learning, and I appreciate that Acton has provided an environment in which confidence can grow.
My nephew attends this school and it’s been amazing to see him blossom. He was a kid who hated school, but Acton has a totally unique approach to learning. The kids have a VOICE, they can pursue their own interests while learning the curriculum, and they are very active in creating a positive, collaborative environment. If your child is someone who thinks outside the box and has struggled with the rigidity of rote learning, check out Acton. They will utilize your child’s unique gifts in incredible ways!