The Elementary Studio

The Elementary Studio is a space for the community of mixed age learners (the Eagles) who collaborate, respect, and support each other. It is flexible to maximize the Eagles' creativity and independence. They will work together to create rules to structure and govern their  studio while also learning the academics and extra-curricular activities 

by learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn.

Typical Daily Schedule

The Eagles are free to take in a breather, grab a snack, or take a break whenever they want.

8:00-8:30 AM


Eagles Arrival and Free Time


8:30-9:00

AM


Opening Circle: Rise and Shine

Morning stretch or physical activity to awaken the body, mindfulness, and goal setting

9:00-9:30

AM


Morning LAUNCH 


9:30-11:30

AM


Goal Setting and CORE SKILLS (Math/Reading/Writing/Language Learning)


11:30-12:30

PM


Lunch and Free Time


12:30-12:45

PM


Afternoon LAUNCH


12:45-2:45

PM


Afternoon Activity (Sports/Music/Performing Arts/Visual Arts/QUESTS)


2:45-3:00

PM


Studio Maintenance


3:00-3:30

PM


Closing Circle

Report on goals, appreciation, or reflection

3:30

PM


Dismissal


MEASURING MASTERY

EARN BADGES TO PROVE 

YOU'VE MASTERED NEW SKILLS

  • Young heroes celebrate the mastery of tools, skills and character by earning badges, assembling portfolios and taking part in public exhibitions.
  • Parents use badges to track academic progress in Core Skills like reading, writing, math and spelling and character development in "Learn to Be" Badges.
  • Electronic and hard copy Portfolios capture rough drafts, photos, video and other creative work.
  • Public exhibitions at the end of most Quests allow young heroes to present work to experts, customers or the public for a real world test.

Our Model

Acton Academy in Austin


A Day in the Life


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

— Aristotle


Celebrating Entrepreneurship

We are excited to announce that Acton Academy Toronto will be launching a children's business fair where the Eagles will experience building their very own business from the start up. Watch out for the news!



“I’ve learned that most of America’s inventions and advances haven’t come from studying traditional academic theory but from the curiosity and tinkering of mavericks — Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Curie, Edison, and thousands of others.”

— Jeff Sandefer, Acton Academy co-founder

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