Thank you for your interest in our Deep Creek Learning Center:  An Acton Academy.  We are honored you are here to learn more about us.

WE are full for the 2021-22 school year and will not be accepting new enrollment this year.  Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year will open on February 1st, 2022

The FIRST STEP in the application is attending a Parent Info Night. Sign up for our next one on March 1st HERE!




First, we invite you to watch this virtual tour video created by the founders of Acton Academy, Laura and Jeff Sandefer. Our question of the year is, What is a Hero’s Journey?

Please learn more about the Sandefers by visiting this website to read Laura’s bio and seeing Jeff in action by watching his TEDx video.


You might be interested to listen to this podcast that Jeff did with Jesse McCarthy of MontessoriEducation.com.

Have you heard of Seth Godin? Here are his comments about Acton Academy.

Laura wrote this informative and helpful book about Acton Academy: Courage to Grow, which you can download to your kindle for only $1.10. We have a limited number of paper copies at the school to give away — please fill in your information on the home page to receive a free book today!

Books to read while pursuing enrollment at DCLC: An Acton Academy: 

Courage to Grow, Laura Sandefer

The One World School House: Sal Khan

Unschooling Rules: Clark Aldrich

Out of Our Minds: Sir Ken Robinson


Ready to Take your Next Step?

If you can answer “yes” to all of the questions below, we invite you to complete our enrollment questionnaire to better understand your and your child’s learning goals and why you’d like to join Deep Creek Learning Center: An Acton Academy. (This form will be available on February 1, 2022)  Due to our full enrollment and waiting list for the 21-22 school year, we will not be conducting family interviews and tours until Feb 1st, 2022

  1. Have you watched all the videos linked in this post? IF not, please do! Having an understanding of what it means to be part of an Acton Academy community is the first step of an informed conversation. 

  2. Have you looked at the tuition page and understand that due to our small size, we have limited scholarships?

  3. Are you keen to engage in a learning process that hands the responsibility of learning to the child and his/ her family?

  4. Do you support a learner driven approach to education? Our learners are responsible for their own education and we support them on their journey through trial and error. 

  5. Are you open to being on a hero’s journey with us?

  6. After reading through everything above carefully, do you believe your child would thrive in this kind of learning environment?

If yes to all, fill out the enrollment questionnaire (Feb 1st). We'll contact you to schedule an interview and tour. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your family!