Are you ready to join the revolution?

Our Story

Samantha Jansky
Janita Lavani

A letter from Samantha Jansky and Janita Lavani
Founders of this Acton Academy Campus.

During our many years of serving families at the original Acton Academy campus, we have had the honor of witnessing how this revolutionary model of education changes lives in the most profound ways. Between us, we have worked at Acton Academy for eleven years, several of which have been spent working as a team. In that time we have developed a balanced partnership, applying our unique skill sets and experiences to help empower young heroes who consistently defy expectations and reinspire us on a daily basis. We have both found our callings as Socratic Guides, believing deeply that young people should have agency in their learning and that they are to be trusted and respected. Our mission in spreading this model and starting a campus in Central Austin, is to equip more young people in Texas with the skills they need to seek meaning in their lives, to become independent learners, and to become globally-minded critical thinkers.

Acton is an idea so powerful that it has permeated well beyond the original campus. There are now 100 locations around the globe, encouraging all who have participated to say “yes” to the calling of a Hero’s Journey and to fully engage with this unique educational philosophy. Our wonderful city is always growing and evolving to meet the demands of modern society. In keeping with the virtues of our community, we too will meet the ever changing demands of our city with more opportunity. We are honored to fill this growing need.

Our promises to your child

He or she will:

  • Begin a Hero’s Journey.
  • Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.
  • Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.
  • Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on Earth.
  • Discover his or her most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.
Our beliefs
  • 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.
  • We believe in economic, religious, and political freedom.

Hi, we're Samantha and Janita 👋

We'd like to invite you to join our Meet and Greet session!

January 19th from 9:30-10:30am

Stella Public House in Mueller at 1905 Aldrich Street Austin, TX 78723

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