According to research, the healthiest, happiest, most joyful people have:
- A sense of meaning or purpose bigger than one's self
- Healthy, positive connection with others
- Healthy, positive connection with themselves (mind, body, spirit)
- Healthy, positive connection with nature
- Experiences of flow states
- Experiences of beauty
what if school were designed to cultivate all aspects of flourishing?
Launched Fall 2018, The Forest School in Pinewood Forest—Fayetteville, GA—joins a growing network of Acton Academy Schools worldwide that are building on the success of the original Acton Academy in Austin, Texas.
Watch this video about how Acton is transforming education.
A School for the 21st Century
Let's teach for mastery—not test scores
// Sal Khan
Bring on the learning revolution!
// Sir Ken Robinson
A virtual tour of Acton Academy
// Acton Academy, Austin, TX
Joy and Tyler have seen how inspiring young people truly are. They have also seen how “school” too often gets in the way of kids flourishing.
As parents of four, Joy and Tyler can't overstate their excitement about the Acton model. Acton schools are empowering children to learn how to learn, calling them to a life of purpose, and inviting them to explore essential questions of "Who am I? Where am I going? How do my passions and talents connect with the world around me? How can I serve a great need and even change the world?"
In answering these questions themselves, Joy and Tyler saw the need for an authentic learner-driven school in their home state of Georgia. They created The Forest School as a place for children and families to explore these questions, learn together, and experience joy in the process.