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ARC Studio School is an innovative elementary school,
located in Manor Park, Ottawa

NEW Bilingual Pre-K through Grade 1 program beginning fall 2024!

Now registering for 2024-25: Pre-K through Grade 8

What if children are far more capable than we imagine?

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.

Experience how Acton is transforming education in this independent, award-winning documentary.

What makes ARC Studio School different?

Building a Robot

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.

Children at School

" My kids love going to school everyday because Acton is built to help them find their voice, take charge of their education, and practice collaboration and self management with a fun group of peers that is truly a community. " 

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