Our Story

Traditional schools wouldn't work for us, so we decided to start one that did...

It has been said that the only way for the average house hunter to find the perfect house for them is to build it themselves. It’s the same for education.

Having worked in education for several years, our founder, Matt Beaudreau, witnessed firsthand the disparity in today’s standardized education. When he and his wife Heather began their family, they had to have a real conversation about how they wanted to approach their children’s learning. Standardized education simply didn't uphold the same priorities that they held as family.

Then they discovered Acton Academy. Acton was anything and everything that they were hoping to find.

Students learn how to set their own goals and achieve, harboring the freedom of thought and a genuine excitement for learning. They focus on learning about themselves and what will actually prepare them for the real world. Success is not determined by grades, rather, the effort and hard work they are putting towards their personal goals and the growth that is taking place.

It was the perfect solution not only for them but also for a community that they knew needed it so badly. By fall of 2017, Acton Academy Placer was born.

We’ve moved from location to location, starting with an out-of-the-ordinary 64 founding students and now finding our home in the heart of downtown Roseville with a student body of 130 young heroes.

The amount of community involvement both inside and outside of Acton Placer has been truly humbling with entrepreneurs visiting our students to tell their stories, Acton parents offering their services to the school, and our very own heroes creating ideas for the growth of the school.

So much has happened within the short amount of time that we have existed, and we can’t wait to see what the next years hold.

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"The thought of a learning environment that incorporates active learning, includes all the senses, and emphasizes a pursuit personalized to your individual gifts, sounds amazing. What kid doesn't deserve that?"
Matt Beaudreau

Why I'm starting an Acton

A personal note from our founder, Matt Beaudreau.

Educating our youth (and willing adults, for that matter) is a passion that has fueled my thoughts and propelled my actions for many years. It’s my role as a father, however, that has made my inherent desire to take action in this arena as vital as taking my next breath.

I’ve physically traveled the country to examine the best schools that our nation currently has to offer. Digitally, I’ve traveled the globe into the educational powerhouses of other countries. I’ve invaded great minds of the past and present, and scoured deep into the hallways, homesteads, and institutions that can be described as nothing less than elite. I can say, without reservation, that Acton Academy encompasses and embodies all that any person would want for their children in terms of an educational foundation. My dedication to my own children left me no other option but to make sure they had every opportunity to experience Acton for themselves.

I really only had two choices. I was either moving my family to a location where Acton was already flourishing, or I was going to build one.

It’s time to build.

If you're ready to start your family's journey, join us. If you're curious and just want to ask a question, contact me.