Do you believe your child has the
potential to change the world?
A 21st-century school in Manor Park, Ottawa
Welcome to ARC Studio School, a new, innovative micro-school for children age 4-12 years, in Manor Park, Ottawa. At ARC, we believe that each young person who enters our doors is a hero destined to change the world.
ARC is part of the Acton Academy network — an international network of 300+ learner-driven schools — considered by many to be a leading model of K-12 innovation globally.
We believe it is the most nurturing, deep-learning, student-centred environment in the world, and we’re thrilled to share it with intentional families in our community.
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What makes ARC Studio School different?
We are 21st-century learning.
1 - Self-paced mastery of reading, writing, and math skills using the latest educational technology and collaborative learning labs
2 - Hands-on projects to master the tools and skills needed to solve problems in the real world
3 - Deep Socratic Discussions about heroes, history, and self-governance to hone critical thinking and communication skills
4 - Written promises and covenants that create a tightly bound community learning to form authentic relationships
5 - An emphasis on connecting with the natural world through regular opportunities to play and learn outdoors
A learner-driven community run by heroes-in-the-making.
Small by design, we are focused on growing a community of lifelong learners with the motivation and skill to drive their own learning.
Self-management and self-governance are celebrated daily in a tightly bound community with high standards. Inspired by real-life heroes, our learner-driven community is run by heroes-in-the-making, each driven to chart their own course in pursuit of a calling while supporting their peers in doing the same.