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The educational journey I have been on with my three boys has been eye opening. I came to see that traditional education is an outdated, disempowering, and stifling place for most children. Sitting in a classroom being lectured at all day, breeds boredom and discontent. And if you have a child that is energetic and filled with curiosity, you may see the light in his/her eyes begin to fade, along with their self-esteem.
I want something better for my children. I want them to enjoy school and learning. I want them to discover their unique talents and strengths, and to find their calling in this life. I believe that all children have a gift, and their education should champion their unique talents, not stifle them.
All three of my boys have struggled in a traditional classroom with boredom and discontent. As their enthusiasm dwindled, I saw the light start to dim in their eyes. My heart grew weary, every time one of my children face planted on the couch, crying that he hated school and to please not make him go.
I found Acton Academy and I knew right away, that my children deserve to be educated in a way that fosters a love of learning. The more I learned about Acton, the more I fell in love with their educational model.
I know that starting a school is a huge undertaking, but I also know that our children are worth it. Their future happiness and success, is defined by the experiences they have to learn and grow. I am so grateful for the opportunity to bring Acton Academy to the east end of Long Island, where education is redefined.
Acton Academy Eastern Long Island Founder
Riverhead, NY Campus
Acton Academy Eastern Long Island is centrally located to the north and south forks of Long Island in the Town of Riverhead. Our students spend their days in a lovingly restored, pristine farmhouse situated on over an acre. The property has beautiful old trees and is surrounded by old farm houses and sits across the street from a horse farm. It is truly a country setting with plenty of safe, outdoor space to explore.
Our promises to your child
- 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.
- Understand the importance of strong character.
- Value a healthy lifestyle of mind and body.