Acton Academy Affiliate Network

Austin Area Acton Academy Locations

​​NOTE:  Each location is independently owned and operated - not all Acton Academies are the same!  Here are the current locations in the greater Austin area:

  1. Acton Academy Original Campus - Central/East Austin, TX
  2. E.S.T.E.A.M. Academy - Round Rock, TX
  3. Acton Academy West Austin - Westlake Hills, TX
  4. Studio Preparatory (formerly Acton Imprimis) - Central North Austin, TX
  5. Ascent: An Acton Academy - East Central Austin, TX
  6. Acton Academy Northwest Austin - Northwest Austin, TX
  7. Acton Academy Southwest Austin - South Austin, TX
  8. Acton Imprimis Lake Travis - Spicewood, TX
  9. Acton Academy South Central Austin - South Austin, TX
  10. Acton Academy Dripping Springs - Dripping Springs, TX
  11. Acton Academy Bee Cave - Bee Cave, TX
  12. Light House: An Acton Imprimis Academy - Bastrop, TX

​Acton Academy (Original Campus)

Launch Year:   2009

 

Location:  2201 Alexander Ave, Austin, Texas 78722


Studios:  Elementary School, ages 6 through 10; Middle School, ages 11 through 14; High School, ages 14 through 18

Special Features:  Online adaptive software for math and language, project-based learning, Socratic discussion groups, examination of the Hero’s Journey and how it applies personally to each student


Schedule/Hours:  8am–3:15pm Monday through Friday; September–mid-July


Tuition:  $930 per month for an 11-month school year (totals $10,230)


Contact Information:  Chase Patillo | info@actonacademy.org


​​E.S.T.E.A.M. Academy

Our Mission

At E.S.T.E.A.M Academy, our mission is simple – to support our students as they discover the Hero within in a student governed, self-paced, project-based, Socratic environment with a focus on Art, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.


Launch Year:   2016

 

Location:  Round Rock, Texas


Studios:  Discovery / Early Learning (ages 5-7), Explorers / ES (ages 7-11), Pathfinders / MS (ages 11-15), Launch Pad / HS (ages 15-18)

Special Features:  2 Day, 3 Day  or 5 Day Program options.  Robust Enrichment Club program that includes Film, Art, Robotics, Theater, Cooking, Gardening, Video Game Design, Trade Skills, Athletics, Rocketry & more where Students enhance core skills knowledge by practically applying it to Hands-On Projects.


Schedule/Hours:  11-month calendar that runs September - July with extended breaks throughout the year and an exciting Summer Camps Program. School Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, After School 4:30pm-6pm


Tuition:  2 Day Program = $550/month for 9 months; 3 Day Program = $730/month for 11 months; 5 Day Program = $910/month for 11 months;


Contact Information:  Nicholle Walton-Durban (Co-Founder / School Director) esteamacademyrr@gmail.com


Quick Links:    Learn More   |   Apply

​Acton Academy West Austin

Launch Year:  2015
 

Location:  3423 Bee Cave Road, West Lake Hills, Texas 78746

Studios: Elementary (1st–5th), middle school (6th–8th), and high school (9th–12th)

Special Features:  Acton Academy West Austin, founded in 2015, is a student-led, self-paced, private accredited school. The school uses online adaptive software for math and language, project-based learning, Socratic discussion groups, and examination of the Hero’s Journey and how it applies personally to each student.

Schedule/Hours: 8:30am–3:15pm, Monday–Friday. Acton West follows an 11-month trimester calendar that allows for students to have extended breaks throughout the year and maintains their interests and retention by shortening the summer break.

Tuition:  $1,200 per month for 11 months ($13,200 total per year)

Contact Information: Jayme Bynum, Head of School | info@actonacademywest.com |actonacademywest.com


Studio Preparatory (formerly Acton Imprimis)

Launch Year: 2015

Studio Preparatory: an Acton Affiliate (formerly Acton Imprimis)

Studios: elementary, middle, and high school
 
Special Features:  

  • Three-day hybrid-homeschool learning together on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • Crazy Christian staff serving families of all faiths
  • 1200 sq. ft. Maker Space for tinkering, projects, and Quests
  • Student customized, which preserves the flexibility of homeschooling but adds group learning, parent support, and positive peer pressure
  • "Houses" of students from 8-18 engaging in service projects, House competitions, and student-led social events 
  • Audio-visual / music recording studio for vlogging, podcasting, mixing music, etc. 
  • Close-knit community
  • Project-based learning
  • Socratic discussion groups 


Hours8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with early drop-off and after-hours available. Co-op starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:45 PM. Annually, The Studio starts at the end of August and wraps up at the end of May because we love the travel, stillness, and family time that summer affords.

Tuition$4,200 per year
 
Contact Information: Megan Johntz, MS., LPC., 
Managing Director 512.919.4177

​Ascent:  An ​Acton Academy

Launch Year:   2019


Location:  5701 Cameron Road, Austin, Texas 78723


Studios: Spark Studio serving ages 4–6; Elementary Studio serving ages 7–11
 

Special Features:  Online adaptive software for math and language, project-based learning, Socratic discussion groups, examination of the Hero’s Journey and how it applies personally to each student, no homework, service learning opportunities, and outdoor education. Ascent Academy is an Acton Academy and is part of the network of over 100 Acton schools around the world turning learning upside down.


Schedule/Hours:  8:25am–3:15pm Monday-Friday; year-round with week-long breaks every 5–6 weeks


Tuition:  Spark Studio: $11,220 per year, payable in 11 monthly installments of $1,020. Elementary Studio: $9,988 per year, payable in 11 monthly installments of $908
 

Contact Information:  Janita Lavani and Samantha Jansky, Owners | info@iamcurious.org | ascentacton.org

​Acton Academy Northwest Austin

Every child has a gift that can change the world in a profound way. The school’s mission is to inspire each child to find their calling and develop the passion to pursue it.  The founders believe that “learning to do” and “learning to be” are even more important than “learning to know.” 


Acton Academy Northwest is a student-led, self-paced, private accredited school. The school uses online adaptive software for math and language, project-based learning, Socratic discussion groups, and examination of the Hero’s Journey and how it applies personally to each student.


Launch Year:      2020


Location:  8508 White Cliff Drive, Austin, TX 78759


Studios:  Pre-K/Kinder (ages 4 through 6); Elementary School (ages 7 through 10)
 

Special Features:   Located on 1 acre property off Old Spicewood Springs road.  Will be building out a large, separate makerspace for learners to explore and spend plenty of time outdoors!


Schedule/Hours:  8:30am–3:15pm, Monday–Friday; Acton Academy Northwest Austin follows an 11-month calendar that allows for students to have extended breaks throughout the year and maintains their interests and retention by shortening the summer break.


Tuition:  $1,175 per month for 11 months


Contact Information:  Angela Griffiths, Head of School   |   angela@actonacademynwaustin.org   |   actonacademynwaustin.org


Quick Links:    Learn More   |   Apply

​Acton Academy Southwest Austin

Every child has a gift that can change the world in a profound way.  The school’s mission is to inspire each child to find their calling and develop the passion to pursue it.  We believe that “learning to do” and “learning to be” are far more important than simply “learning to know” something. 


Acton Academy Southwest Austin is a learner-led, self-paced, private accredited school.  Inside the studio, the learners have access to world class process, adaptive technology, project-based learning, and Socratic discussions groups that puts each learner (student) in the shoes of examining their own Hero’s journey.


Launch Year:   2020
 

Location:  4100 Manchaca Austin, Texas 78704


Studios:  Elementary School (ages 6-10)


Schedule/Hours:  8:30am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday; Acton Academy Southwest Austin follows an 11 month calendar (September through July) that allows for students to have extended breaks throughout the year and maintains their interest and retention across 7 (5-6 week long) sessions


Tuition:  $1,100 per month for 11 months.


Contact Information:  Jeffrey and Anissa Couvillon, Community Champions (info@actonacademyswaustin.org)


Quick Links:    Learn More   |   Apply

​Acton Imprimis Lake Travis

Launch Year:   2020
 

Location:  Spicewood, Texas


Studios:  Elementary School, ages 6 through 11; Middle School, ages 12 through 14 (MS is opening this Fall 2021); High School, ages 14 through 18 (2025)


Schedule/Hours: 9am–3:15pm Monday through Friday; September–mid-July


Special Features:  Faith based, online adaptive software for math and language, project-based learning, Socratic discussion groups, examination of the Hero’s Journey and how it applies personally to each student, no homework, and outdoor learning opportunities.


Tuition:  $10,000 per year


Contact Information:  www.actonimprimislaketravis.com


Quick Links:    Learn More   |   Apply

​Acton Academy Dripping Springs

Launch Year:   Fall 2021
 

Location:  1000 Hays Country Acres Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620


Studios:  Elementary School (ages 6-11), Middle School (ages 11-14 — coming soon), High School Launch Pad (ages 14-18 — coming soon)


Schedule/Hours:  8am–3:15pm Monday through Friday; September–mid-July


Special Features:  Online adaptive software for math and language, project-based learning, Socratic discussion groups, examination of the Hero’s Journey and how it applies personally to each student


Tuition:  $1,175 per month for 11 months (totals $12,925)


Contact Information:  Bill Jones | info@actonds.org


Quick Links:    Learn More   |   Apply

​Acton Academy South Central Austin

Launch Year:   2022  


Location:  South Austin, Texas


Contact Information:  Coming soon!

​Acton Academy Bee Cave

Launch Year:   Fall 2021
 

Location:  Bee Cave, Texas


Studios:  Elementary School Studio - ages 6 through 11


Schedule/Hours:  8:00 AM –3:15 PM, Monday through Friday; September through mid-July.  Acton Bee Cave is on an 11-month calendar with week-long breaks every 5–6 weeks which occur between quests (student projects).  Each quest ends in an exhibition where students present to parents, families, friends, and community.


Special Features:  Acton Academy Bee Cave is a student-led, self-paced, private school. Inside the studio, students have access to world class process, adaptive technology for math and language, project-based learning and entrepreneurship, Socratic discussion groups, and examination of the Hero’s Journey and how it applies personally to each student.


Tuition:  $1,175 a month for 11 months or $12,925 a year


Contact Information: 

Phone: +1 (512) 387-4043
Matt Briggs | matt@actonbeecave.org

Sarah Briggs | sarah@actonbeecave.org


Quick Links:    Learn More   |   Apply

​Light House: An Imprimis Acton Academy

Launch Year:   Fall 2021
 

Location:  Bastrop, Texas


Studios:  Elementary Studio (ages 6 through 8) and Spark Studio (ages 4-6 - Tuesday/Thursday only)


Schedule/Hours:  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday; September through mid-July.  Light House is on an 11-month calendar with week-long breaks every 5–6 weeks which occur between quests (student projects).  Each quest ends in an exhibition where students present to parents, families, friends, and community.


Special Features:  Light House is a student-led, self-paced, private school. Inside the studio, students have access to world class process, adaptive technology for math and language, project-based learning and entrepreneurship, Socratic discussion groups, and examination of the Hero’s Journey and how it applies personally to each student.


Tuition:  Elementary tuition is $8,250 payable in eleven monthly installments of $750. Spark tuition is $2950 payable in eleven monthly installments of $268. There is a non-refundable deposit of $750 upon acceptance (not applicable for Sparks). Supply fees vary per annum but are approximately $350 per year. 


Contact Information: 

Cynthia Golemon - admin@actonbastrop.com


Quick Links:    Learn More   |  Apply