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ARC Studio School is a new, innovative micro-school for
children age 4-12 years, located in Manor Park, Ottawa

Now registering Founding Families for September 2023

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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