What makes Ardor Learning so different?
We use the Acton Academy model and the latest technology in a self-paced learning environment designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork. Acton students are empowered to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers and learners.
We believe children learn best by doing. Whether it’s launching a startup business, creating a tidepool habitat, playing a musical instrument, painting a mosaic, or programming a robot, Acton students are building real-life skills in the classroom every day.
We believe the learning experience is much richer when the teacher (“Guide”) offers insightful questions and facilitates hands on learning. Guides use the Socratic method, always responding to students’ questions with new questions. This exchange hones students’ critical thinking skills.
We are “student led.” This means young people take ownership of their education and peer relationships. Acton students learn to think independently, take responsibility and embrace challenge. They are being prepared to bring their own unique genius to the world.
We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness and empathy. Armed with purpose and good character, we believe our students will launch into adulthood prepared to find their calling and change the world.
Who is Ardor Learning for?
People who believe the traditional school system no longer works to prepare children for the modern world
Creators and creatives
Out-of-the box thinkers
People who want the benefits of child-directed learning without having to make a full-time commitment to homeschooling
Families with flexible schedules
People who need flexible attendance for travel and family obligations. (We will operate on an 11-month calendar with 4-7 week sessions and breaks in between)
Children who want additional time to pursue their passions beyond traditional after school hours
People who want to maximize their family time
Trailblazers and trendsetters
Families who value their freedom and want their children to develop a love of learning