We have a special space for 3-6 year-olds at Acton Academy—the Spark Studio!

Participation in Spark is an excellent way to lay a preschool/Pre-K/Kinder foundation in a nurturing environment with the highest standards of excellence.

For families planning to continue their Acton adventure beyond preschool and Kindergarten, Spark is a bridge between home and the Acton Academy Elementary Studio. Enrolling in Spark is a wonderful way for the whole family to get their feet wet with the systems and culture of Acton Academy!

Children in the Spark Studio:

  • Listen to and dialogue about excellent stories
  • Learn kindness and community engagement through high-quality play inside and outside
  • Begin simple goal setting, reflection, and contract making
  • Work with Montessori materials to grow their reading, writing, and math skills
  • Play games that engage their mind, body, and spirit
  • Participate in beginner Socratic discussions where they learn to articulately agree or disagree with other children

Children may be ready for the Spark Studio when they are:

  • At least three years old.
  • No longer napping.
  • Going to the bathroom independently.
  • Ready for a full day of school (8:00 am - 3:00 pm).*

*Half days are available upon request for children needing a bridge to full day.

I am just blown away with my child's growth both academically and personally. I know every child is different but broadly speaking, when I compare her to other children her age in traditional schools, she is light years ahead of them. She is such a well-rounded child and I've even seen growth in her EQ... it's just so cool to see her development and I contribute a lot of it to Acton.
- Current Acton Academy Lakewood pre-K parent

Our Philosophy of Learning

We believe that:
Clear thinking leads to good decisions,
Good decisions lead to the right habits,
The right habits lead to character and
Character becomes destiny.

Begin your family's journey