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 Explore Our Resources

Interested in learning more about Infinity School/Acton Academy’s unique and powerful approach to learning? Explore the resources below, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We are happy to help!

Would you like a quick overview of some of the ideas and concepts around this different format for education? We suggest checking out Unschooling Rules, by Clark Aldrich (foreword by Jeff Sandefer, founder of Acton Academy Austin). This straight forward book outlines many of the key principles of an Infinity education in small, digestible bites. In just two hours, you can finish it cover-to-cover and will have a better understanding of whether or not an Infinity education is a good fit for your child.

Videos

Watch the videos below to get a sense of our model school, Acton Academy, which gave us the passion to open our own version in London.

Disruptive Education

An award winning independent documentary about Acton Academy.

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Virtual Tour of the Academy

An inside look at the
Acton Academy studio.

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Rethinking School

A TEDX talk by Acton co-founder Jeff Sandefer on 21st Century learning.

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 Other inspiring videos:

  • Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning
  • A follow-up talk by Sir Ken Robinson emphasizing the need for a Learning Revolution.
  • Education scientist Sugata Mitra’s inspiring vision for child-driven education.
  • Salman Khan talks here about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, one of the online tools that Infinity employs to help students master their mathematics goals
  • Martin Seligman talks about positive psychology and its connection to, amongst other things, education

Books

Articles

  • Opinion article about Acton Academy Austin (Forbes)
  • Although Infinity School is not an AltSchool, there are many similarities between the two systems. Here is an interesting article about AltSchool in The New Yorker Magazine.
  • This article in Education Week talks about the phenomenon of “micro-schools” and mentions Acton Academy as a leader in this type of programming: “Micro Schools” Could Be New Competition For Private K-12

While we don’t subscribe to everything that’s discussed in these resources,
we certainly get excited about some of the ideas they share!