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></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.

While thinking ahead for my children’s education, I started looking beyond traditional education to see what opportunities were available.

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<span></span> JEFF SANDEFER



Jeff is an entrepreneur and a Socratic teacher.

As a teacher, he cofounded the Acton School of Business, a school dedicated to America’s next generation of principled entrepreneurs and famous for its 100-hour work weeks.

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<span></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


Mentor Guide

Caitlyn grew up unschooled with her 5 sisters in rural USA. She believes strongly in the power of a learner-driven education. She has brought her background as a grown unschooler to her work to disrupt paradigms and create learning communities where all members, young or old, are able to experience choice and freedom in their learning journey.
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<span></span> CORINA NAVRESCU


Journey Guide

Corina comes from a family of teachers and has been involved in the education environment all her life. Even though she was raised in the public school system, she chose to focus her work into alternative schooling as she was searching for a place where creativity and innovation are encouraged.
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<span></span> NOEL WARNER


Discovery Guide

As a homeschooler, Noel experienced first-hand the power of a holistic, child-centered approach to education. This experience led to a life-long love of learning, and she knew from an early age that she wanted to be an educator. She studied Elementary Education, with a focus in English for Speakers of Other Languages, at the University of North Florida.
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