A 21st Century Learning Academy

Serving ages 5-18

Our mission...

is to guide each child to understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can find a calling and change the world.

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A School for the 21st Century

Our method honors current research + follows learning best practices

What makes Acton Academy so different?


Acton Academy uses the latest technology in a self-paced learning environment that is designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork. Acton students are empowered to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers and learners.

Building Skills

We believe children learn best by doing. Whether it’s launching a startup business, creating a tidepool habitat, playing a musical instrument, painting a mosaic, or programming a robot, Acton students are building real-life skills in the classroom every day.

Learning Experience

We believe the learning experience is much richer when the teacher (“Guide”) offers insightful questions and facilitates hands on learning. Guides use the Socratic method, always responding to students’ questions with new questions. This exchange hones students’ critical thinking skills.

Student Led

Acton Academy is “student led.” This means young people take ownership of their education and peer relationships. Acton students learn to think independently, take responsibility and embrace challenge. They are being prepared to bring their own unique genius to the world.

Character Development

We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness and empathy. Armed with purpose and good character, we believe our students will launch into adulthood prepared to find their calling and change the world.

Why did we start an Acton?

We joined the educational revolution and opened Acton Academy Cy-Fair in the fall of 2019. Why?

We want a better future for our children! We believe changes are needed in the educational system to better prepare the next generation of world leaders. We believe it is important to empower children to create their own successful journeys in today’s economy. But, how would we contribute in making this happen? We knew we wanted to create a learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, imagination, collaboration, and exploration.

We learned about Acton Academy’s approach in 2016 and want to bring 21st century learning to our community in northwest Houston. Acton Academy Cy-Fair is launching life-long learners who will impact the world in meaningful ways. We’re thrilled to bring this unique educational experience to Houston, Texas, and hope you and your children will join us in our journey towards a more inspiring future

The Slate Family | Acton Academy Cy-Fair located in Houston, Texas

Slate Family