Our Studios

We are currently accepting children aged 5 to 10 years old. As our school's original founding learners grow older each year, we will progressively extend our enrollment to encompass middle school and eventually high school!

For ages 5 to 7

Montessori Kindergarten Studio

Harness curiosity

Inspired by Maria Montessori's method and Acton Academy principles, our young heroes get to experience self-paced hands-on learning, age-appropriate discussion, and ample outdoor time with a mix of adventures and play.

Our Little Heroes Studio is for young heroes ages 5-7 years old. Our well-balanced educational experience ignites curiosity, perseverance, creativity, and moral character. The studio looks like happy, spirited children pushing boundaries in a safe environment designed for them. Kindness, independence, and self-regulation are of major character focus in this studio.

Our Little Hero teachers act as Guides, who understand that young learners need a certain balance of freedom and structure. Asking meaningful questions instead of always providing answers is a method that our studio is built on. We value the independent learner, and understand that education is a natural process that comes easy to children who are allowed to freely interact with their environments.

Our young heroes will spend their mornings in the studio engaging in sensorial materials, practical life challenges, and foundational math and language activities of their choice. The environment is carefully prepared with Montessori materials for the young heroes to explore and investigate. Our afternoons are filled with hands-on projects, loose parts play, and outdoor adventures. Afternoons also include extracurricular enrichment such as creative art, nature-based learning, and music.

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For ages 8-11

The Elementary Studio

Accomplish important work and play well with others

Our Elementary Studios are a vibrant mix of hands-on projects, cutting-edge technology, and self-paced academic mastery. Students are surrounded by a close-knit group of peers, and on any given day they could be building racing prototypes in our Makerspace, exploring and connecting with nature, or having a Socratic discussion about history. Each student has the freedom to learn in an environment that challenges them to be excellent while respecting their unique gifts.

Elementary aged learners:

  • Ask great questions.
  • Have fun and welcome others.
  • Set and track goals.
  • Build a solid foundation in math, reading, writing, and Civilization.
  • Explore, are curious and develop a love of learning through hands-on project-based learning.
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For ages 11-14 | Coming Soon

The Middle School Studio

Learn to work hard

Middle school is the perfect time to develop intellect and character while gaining a deeper sense of self and the real world. Students have a broad palette of topics to study and pair in-depth academic exploration with real-world connections to experts and local apprenticeships. Middle School is about deepening a passion for individual subjects while broadening your understanding of yourself and your future.

Middle School 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 | Coming Soon

High School Studio

Committing to a Next Great Adventure

Our high school will be designed to help you find your passions and achieve your goals. What do you want to do?

  • Go to college?
  • Start your own business?
  • Launch a nonprofit?
  • Take a gap year?
  • Learn a trade or specific technology skill?
  • Start a job after high school?
  • Join the military?

As a micro-school, we are flexible and adaptable and capable of customizing each student’s high school learning experience. Working in tightly-knit teams of students and our Guides, Active Leadership Academy students explore everything from the sciences to art to robotics and coding to advanced and college credit courses. No test, no grades, no homework, just real-world lessons leading to real-world success. This is 21st-century learning.

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We believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization.