Our Studios

Mixed-age learning groups create a vibrant environment where learners can explore, play, and grow together. This approach encourages peer learning, with older students mentoring younger ones, fostering a collaborative and supportive learning environment.

For ages 4-8

The Adventure Studio

Harness Curiosity and Accomplish Important Work

In our Adventure Studio, we blend the curiosity-driven exploration with collaborative problem-solving and hands-on learning. This vibrant environment for learners aged 4-8 embraces Montessori principles and adventurous, project-based activities to foster independence, focus, and kindness.

Adventure aged learners:

  • Explore mindfulness, natural interests, and music.
  • Ask great questions.
  • Have fun and welcome others.
  • Set and track goals, and learn how to learn.
  • Build a solid foundation in math, reading, writing, and Civilization.
  • Explore, grow curiosity, and develop a love of learning through hands-on project-based learning.
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For ages 9-14

The Discovery Studio

Learn to work hard

Discovery Studio is where young heroes learn to work hard, tackle complex computational challenges; communicate clearly and persuasively and develop the passion and real-world skills needed to make a difference in the world.   

Discovery learners:

  • Master core skills (reading, writing, and math) through the latest technology. 
  • Develop critical thinking and an appreciation for heroes and history through Socratic discussions.
  • Dive deeply into biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, finance and psychology through immersive quests and public exhibitions.
  • Prepare for the real world through challenging apprenticeships.
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For ages 14-18

The Launchpad Studio

Planned for Fall 2026

Launchpad (High School) is where learners prepare for the adventure of a lifetime, whether the next step is a selective college, launching their own business or a first job at SpaceX or Google. Extraordinary young leaders spend time doing something they love to do; inspired by world class coaches and experts; having fun with friends as they create lifelong memories.

Launchpad heroes:

  • Read deep literature; communicate clearly and powerfully; and tackle real world computational challenges.
  • Wrestle with timeless moral dilemmas through Socratic discussions in Civilization and through studio governance.
  • Dive deeply into college level biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, finance and psychology through immersive quests and public exhibitions.
  • Serve in leadership roles in lower studios, their community, and around the world in the Acton Network.
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We believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization.