Frequently Asked Questions

What grades do you offer and what is the school calendar?

Acton Imprimis Salado will host a Prek-Kindergarten Studio, Elementary Studio, and Middle School Studio for the 2019-2020 school year and will open a High School Studio in the Fall of 2021.

Find our school calendar below.

Eagle Exhibition Dates
  • Exhibition 1 — October 11th, 2019
  • Exhibition 2 — November 22nd, 2019
  • Exhibition 3 — December 20th, 2019
  • Exhibition 4 — February 7th, 2020
  • Exhibition 5 — March 27th, 2020
  • Exhibition 6 — May 22nd, 2020
  • Exhibition 7 — July 3rd, 2020
What is your tuition?

The total cost of having a child attend Acton Imprimis Salado is $7,700. There is a $275 nonrefundable deposit and then eleven monthly payments of $675.00.

Is Acton Imprimis Salado a Montessori school?

We respect and incorporate Maria Montessori’s philosophy, but we are not a Montessori school. In addition to Montessori methods, we use the latest interactive technologies, hands on projects and the Socratic Method for discussions.

Is Acton a religious school?

Acton Imprimis Salado is a nondenominational Christian organization. We expose children to the importance of mindfulness, ethical principles, and the significance of religion in history and the development of society, and we value and respect each individual's beliefs.

What do you mean by “a hero’s journey”?

We believe that each of us has a special calling in life, and a series of trials and tests that must be faced with integrity and purpose in order to live a satisfying and fulfilled life. Our mission is to prepare your child for his or her special journey.

What is an “independent learner”?

Someone who can research questions, follow instructions, solve problems—admit that they don’t know something and figure out a solution when they hit a roadblock without asking an adult for help — participate in discussions, and strive for mastery.

Does Acton Imprimis Salado serve special needs children?

We are not trained to serve children with serious learning disabilities but have been able to serve young heroes with dyslexia if they receive special training and believe that many minor learning disabilities are commonly misdiagnosed.

What do you mean by “every child can change the world?”

We believe that each of us has a special calling in life, and a series of trials and tests that must be faced with integrity and purpose, in order to live a satisfying and fulfilled life. Our mission is to prepare your child for his or her special journey.

What is a “running partner”?

Running Partners are classmates who meet together regularly to set goals and hold each other accountable for meeting those goals. Running Partners encourage and inspire each other by asking good questions, listening and providing affirmation.

Will children be grouped together by grades?

We believe that children learn best when working with those younger and older than themselves rather than split up into groups based solely on age. In addition to individualized curriculum, all ages of students work together in multi-age groups within each studio.

Why a learner driven classroom?

At Acton Imprimis Salado we believe in learning to be and learning to do and an important part of this is encouraging kids to take responsibility for their own behavior and hold those around them to a high standard. When something isn’t working, we want our students to work together to solve the problem, not look for an adult to solve it for them. This creates a sense of independence and confidence that will serve them well in all areas of life.

Is Acton Imprimis Salado accredited?

Yes the school is accredited through the International Association of Learner Driven Schools.

How do you use technology in the classroom without students having too much screen time?

At Acton Imprimis Salado, we believe in the power of balance. Using the incredible, self-paced eLearning tools now available, we are able to provide the rigor needed for learning math, vocabulary, spelling and grammar in about 90 minutes each day, while freeing up the rest of the day for engaging, project-based learning. The two are highly complementary.

Don't see your question?

Don't worry! Just send us your questions to drsuzythompson@actonsalado.org or call us at 512-966-1288.