Freedom To Grow
We are a Learner-Driven Academy for Kindergarten to Middle School students in San Jose, California.
We believe that each child has the potential to change the world
This inherent potential within a person is Tej. In Sanskrit, Tej is the power to illuminate and exude radiance to conquer “darkness”. At Tej Acton Academy we strive for learners to discover their Tej and cultivate values such as brilliance, courage, curiosity, self-respect, gratitude, and diligence.
True education should provide each child the freedom and systems to discover this potential, and a strong community to support such efforts. It should bring out the best in us; in mind, heart, and character.
Tej Acton Academy joins a growing network of more than 200 accredited Acton Academies worldwide, building on the success of the original Acton Academy in Austin, Texas.
What if education cultivated strong character and self-respect?
What if our children learned, not out of fear of tests, but out of love for learning?
What if our children looked at failure as an opportunity?
What if our children are capable of far more than we ever imagined?
To Inspire Each Person Who Enters Our Doors To Embark On A Journey Of Self-Discovery That Will Change The World
Learning For Mastery & Character
What Makes Us Unique
- No Assigned Homework
- Portfolios rather than grades
- Academic Excellence through mastery
- focus on discovering a calling
- character matters
- No Lectures – Only Socratic Guiding
- Travel Is Encouraged
- latest interactive technology
- learner-driven community
- self-paced learning with guardrails
- Systems To Set Goals & Accountability
- Hands-On Learning For 21st Century Skills
- Small Class Sizes
- Mixed Age Classrooms
Turning Learning Upside Down
⟫ Sal Khan
Founder, Khan Academy; MIT, Harvard University
⟫ Acton Academy
⟫ Sugata Mitra