Acton Academy West Austin

Location: West Lake Hills (serving Westlake, Rollingwood, Barton Hills, Tarrytown, and surrounding West Austin areas)
3423 Bee Cave Road
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Students served: Ages 6–13 (will grow into HS grades 9th–12th)
Current enrollment: Now enrolling for fall of 2017, with a maximum of 36 students
Model/philosophy: 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 that 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.”
Special features: Acton is a student-led, self-paced environment. 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: 8:30am–3:15pm Monday–Friday (8:00–8:30am arrival; classes start promptly at 8:30am); 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: $965 a month for 11 months ($10,615 total per year)
Contact: Jayme Bynum, Head of School | jaymebynum@gmail.com