Acton Academy ANACORTES

Transform your own Hero's Journey.

Qualities of a Great Guide


Do you want to change the world? If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative schools.
Acton Academy, founded in 2009, is a private micro-school and learner-driven community with the mission that each person who enters its doors will find a calling and change the world. We combine elements of the Montessori method with Socratic guiding, hands-on experiential quests and interactive technology. Underlying our method is an application of the Hero’s Journey creating a lively learning environment that feels more like an adventure than school.
At Acton, we have mixed-aged classrooms called studios with a self-paced learning design as opposed to grade-levels. Our real world-oriented quests culminate in a public exhibition of learning as opposed to test scores and report cards. In all areas of Acton life, our students are empowered to be in the driver’s seat of their learning.
We are seeking a full time Spark Guide to work with our lower elementary school learners. As we grow, we are also seeking a full time Discovery Guide to work with our upper elementary school learners. We are also looking for guide apprentices; along with world class artists, musicians, coaches, and business leaders who want to regularly contribute to our studio learning with reoccurring sessions.
We are looking for a smart, entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about guiding children on their independent journey of lifelong learning, and who possesses an understanding of the Hero’s Journey and the Socratic Method.
Our Guide will be a world class storyteller and question asker, visionary, and learn to lead Socratic discussions. Our guide will be equipped with the depth of Acton support from around the world, and learn how to work with the Acton Academy learning design, processes and systems. Our Guide will equip our learners to explore and take ownership of their learning, monitor progress on curriculum, and create life-oriented projects that nurture curiosity.