Empower Your Child To Fulfill Their Dreams
A personal note from Co-Founder, Rachel Benson.
My life has been transformed as I’ve learned to embrace my life as a growth journey of mastery, letting go of the achievement-based, perfectionistic mindset nurtured by my traditional school environment. To embrace failure instead of run from it; to focus on developing the internal habits and mindset that leads to extraordinary results- not the achievements themselves. Finding a learning environment that would nurture this innovative, entrepreneurial and purposeful mindset in my children became as important to me as the air I breathe.
Discovering Acton Academy was a powerful moment. Excitement, passion, and a hint of nervousness flooded me. I found what I was looking for. A school that nurtures this mindset, not just in lip-service, but in the design of every system and model it is built on. A rich learning environment for young Heroes to build a strong, internal foundation, allowing them to persevere and rise above the storms of life- finding their calling and living fully alive. My calling became clear; it is time to build this community in Omaha. As we all choose this Hero’s Journey, our young Heroes will discover that they, too, are capable of much more than they ever dreamed of. Watch out- as they embrace this mindset and journey for themselves, they most certainly WILL change the world!
“I cannot say enough positive things about the powerful work Rachel is doing at Acton. I’m so thankful we found Acton because here my son can explore, be creative and master the things he loves. He is now thriving! He loves math, drawing and building. He went from disinterested to really finding his place in the world. ” Jen Conger
“Acton does wonders for children! In a time where everyone is focused on checking boxes and obsessing over test scores, Acton takes a step back and focuses on character development and leadership skills within children. The school even hosts a semi-annual Children’s Business Fair that allows young entrepreneurs to share their business with the community and make some money!” Colin Wattonville
“Acton helps students and families to both dream and realize their potential. They care deeply about growing the mindset of children so they see possibility and hope. They don’t stop there–they go further to provide application, resources and opportunities so young people can learn and grow with their ideas.” Melissa Hinrichs
School, as we know it, was designed in 1893.
Our school was born different. Acton Academy is one of the newest and most innovative (and downright coolest) school designs in the world.
Our students are challenged to develop personal character and virtue that will help them navigate their life using as their compass kindness, hard work, honesty, responsibility, and a deep sense of life purpose.
We help young people find a calling so they can change the world.
We believe each of our students will find a passion – something they love and have a gift to do – finding and pursuing this gift we call the Hero’s Journey. Our mission is to equip our students with the skills and tools they will need to find and pursue their life’s purpose.