- We’ve Moved!
- Acton Academy – We can’t keep it a best-kept secret
- Parent: Are you a Multiplier or Diminsher?
- Confused about Strikes and Eagle Bucks?
- Joy + Rigor
- A Story for Every Acton Academy Parent
- Parents Need Running Partners, too
- Why and How Do We Start a Family Plan?
- Eagle Picks for Recommended Reading (elementary school)
- Why No Required Reading Lists?
Author Archives: Laura Sandefer
We are excited to transition to our brand new blog! Don’t worry – we’ve moved our old content over so you can still read and comment on previous posts found here. And, there will be even more new information on the new … Continue reading
Do you consider yourself a powerful leader and guide of others? If not, I welcome you to this new acknowledgement. If so, have you fully embraced this role? At Acton, we believe that parents are the key Guides and Leaders … Continue reading
There is a lot talk at our house lately about “strikes” and “Eagle Bucks.” As a parent, I become confused: I am uncomfortable, to say the least, when I hear my child has two strikes or owes Eagle Bucks. Being asked … Continue reading
A recent guest to Acton Academy was struck by how hard the Acton students were working for long periods of time. “Your community is clearly rigorous.” Before visiting, she had read our website and envisioned Acton’s culture as one focused … Continue reading
I dedicate this post to the newest Acton Academy parents. It is that time of year. The rush of a new school year has subsided. The jolting chaos of new family schedules is settling into a groove. The stifling heat … Continue reading
One of our founding family members told me: “If Acton Academy were to go away tomorrow, the one thing we would never stop doing is our family meetings. Our family plan has changed our lives more than anything.” It would … Continue reading
Since my last post, several people have requested seeing the list of books our elementary students recommend. Here is their “two thumbs up” collection – so far: A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan … Continue reading