An Acton Academy
A school for
the 21st century
WHO WE ARE // DCLC: an acton academy
Our commitment to our DCLC families:
We believe each child has a gift that can change the world in a profound way
We believe in a closely connected family of lifelong learners.
We believe in learning by knowing, learning by doing and learning by being.
Learn to learn:
Socratic Discussions and self paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.
Learn to do:
Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.
Learn to be:
The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.
Our children have vast interests and learning styles. At DCLC: an Acton Academy, we provide children with the opportunity to express themselves in our art and music studio rooms as well as a "project room" for building small construction projects.
We care about our community. DCLC: An Acton academy is an authentic learning environment that is looking for ways to make a positive impact on the communities around us. We look for opportunities to build Biblical character and social emotional development. We want to support families in their quest to raise children who love, respect and care for their communities.
We get outside. We look for opportunities to take our learning out of the classroom and hike the beautiful trails of Green Lane Park. We aren't afraid to get dirty while we learn through play. Research tells us that children's healthy development requires opportunities to move their bodies and develop critical thinking skills in authentic environments .
DCLC is community focused and embraces a cooperative model that connects children, families with community partners to create win-wins for all involved.