What if the purpose of school was to guide children to change the world?

Our mission is to guide each child to understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can find a calling and change the world.

Upcoming Event

Open House

Tue, March 17, 2020 5:30 - 7:00pm


Acton Academy Waco joins a growing network of Acton Academy Schools worldwide. We join teams in Wisconsin, Chicago, Toronto, Houston and London who won the right to open a new wave of Acton Academies to build on the success of the original Acton Academy in Austin, Texas . Watch a video about how Acton is transforming education.


Let's teach for mastery — not test scores

A TED talk by Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, and Acton Academy visitor.

Bring on the learning revolution!

In this TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning.

A tour of Acton Academy

An inside look at the Acton Academy studio.


01. Acton Academy uses the latest technology in a self-paced learning environment that is designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork. Acton students are empowered to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers and learners.

02. 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.

03. 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.

04. Acton Academy is “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.

05.  We believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer internships in a field they are passionate about. Acton students have interned with doctors, entrepreneur bakers, plumbers, attorneys and graphic designers. What will your child choose?

06. 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.


A letter from Kristina Baucom,
Parent and Founder of Acton Academy Waco.

Baucom Family | Acton Academy Waco Texas

Travis and I joined the educational revolution by opening Acton Academy Waco. Why? Because we want a better future for our children!

We believe changes are needed in the educational system to better prepare the next generation of world leaders. We know there are better ways to empower children to create their own successful journeys in today’s economy. But, how would we contribute in making this happen? We knew we wanted to create a learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, imagination and exploration.

We came to know about Acton Academy’s approach to learning. Acton Academy is launching the next generation of world leaders who will impact the world in meaningful ways. We’re thrilled to bring this unique educational experience to Waco, Texas, and hope you and your children will join us in our journey towards a more inspiring future.