A learner driven community

Serious commitments; genuine relationships; authentic accountability

About our Journey

Acton Academy Bucharest joins the global network of affiliates sharing the same vision and standards of the first Acton Academy founded in Austin, Texas, USA in 2009.

Mission & VIsion

The Acton Academy mission is to inspire each child and parent who enters our doors to find a calling that will change the world.

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.
<span>Founder</span> CRISTINA DOGAREL


I’ve been involved in education all my life, either as a teacher, a manager or a learner myself , at all levels, in Romania and abroad.

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<span>Advisor</span> JEFF SANDEFER


Jeff is an entrepreneur and a Socratic teacher. As an entrepreneur, he began by starting his first company at age 16 and most recently sold Sandefer Capital, an energy investment firm with several billion dollars in assets.

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<span>Advisor</span> LAURA SANDEFER


Laura is cofounder and head of school of Acton Academy (Austin). Raised by a science teacher and minister, Laura lived on both coasts and in between as a child and then landed at Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate studies in the College of Arts and Science.

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<span></span> Caitlyn Davis

Caitlyn Davis

Caitlyn grew up unschooled with her 5 sisters. She believes strongly in the power of a learner driven education. The Acton Academy microschool model inspired her to believe in schools as a positive learning experience.
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<span></span> Ben


Hello, I am Ben! My journey in education really started when I was 10 and unable to read due to dyslexia, considered a trouble maker and deemed far behind all of my peers. My parents sent me to an alternative school where I progressed to an academic age of 14 in a single year.
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<span></span> Claudia Malcomete

Claudia Malcomete

Ever since I can remember, I have been exceedingly fascinated by people that were working with children: teachers, nannies, daycare workers, and I knew this is what I wanted to do when I grow up. The ambition to work in education has grown over the years, led me to getting a CELTA and made me who I am today.
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