+1 (512) 387-4043 matthew@actonbeecave.org

Number of Seats Available:

(Mid-term enrollment is currently open) 

Contact Matt for details – to start Jan 2nd, 2024.



Ages 4 – 6



Ages 6-8



Ages 8-11



Ages 11-15

*You will notice we purposefully overlap ages in studios. This allows for individuals to move along at their
own pace! Placements into specific studios are based on a number of factors.

Your child is destined to change the world

Acton Academy Bee Cave is a revolutionary learner driven school serving children ages 4 – 15.

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Do you believe your child has the potential to change the world?

Do you believe learning to do and learning to be are more important than textbooks alone?

Do you believe in a closely connected family of lifelong learners?

Then perhaps Bee Cave School is for you and your family.

The Best School In Lake Travis, Bee Cave, & Lakeway

Acton Academy Bee Cave is an innovative private school serving children ages 4 – 6 (Spark Studio), ages 6 – 8 (Explore Studio/Lower Elementary), ages 8-11 (Travel Studio/Upper Elementary), and ages 11-15 (Adventure Studio/Middle School).

Located in Bee Cave, Texas, (just outside of Austin, TX) at this alternative school we believe each young person who enters our doors can find their calling to change the world.

Acton Academy Bee Cave is part of the Acton Academy network — hailed by the US education secretary as a leading model of K-12 innovation in the United States.

We believe it is the most nurturing, deep-learning, student-centered learning environment in the world, and we’re thrilled to share it with intentional families in the Lake Travis Area.  This isn’t just an alternative school improving the traditional system – we’ve completely re-built the system from the ground up.  We are so excited you’re looking into a private school like Acton Academy near Lakeway, Texas!

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At Acton Academy Bee Cave, we believe that learning to dolearning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.

Learn to Do

What skills do you need to change the world? Every day we’re standing in the shoes of doctors, designers, presidents, and builders, learning the skills and tools that heroes have mastered. We call it a Quest


Learn to Learn

The world is changing fast. The skills of tomorrow aren’t the skills of today. Take with you a DIY toolbox of curiosity, grit,  You’ve confronted new things before. You can learn anything.


Learn to Be

No other accomplishment matters unless you’ve built a life you’re proud of. Have you become a good person? What relationships have you nurtured? What habits have become part of your character?


Learn to Know

Build a solid foundation of traditional academics –and even more importantly, a clear “why?”. because storytelling can change the world. Dive deep into biology.


What Makes Acton Academy Bee Cave Different?

Traditional School

Rows of desks and a teacher at the blackboard

Memorization and testing of rules and facts

Report card measures your success

One teacher lectures to many students

Worksheets just like our grandparents used

School like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all

Acton Academy Bee Cave

Work collaboratively like at Google or Facebook

Learn real skills and apply them in projects

 Set personalized goals then transparently track progress

Everyone’s a teacher; everyone’s a student

Professional tools for art, engineering, an storytelling

School like a journey, with big goals, mentors, tools

We believe clear thinking leads to good decisions, Good decisions lead to the right habits, The right habits lead to character, and character becomes destiny.

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Come out, have fun, and learn more about Acton Academy Bee Cave, located near Lakeway, TX.  Especially if you’re wondering, “Is there an alternative school near me?”.

Find out if Acton Academy Bee Cave is the right fit for your family:


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Our Story

We are a family on a journey. Find out how we got here and why we are here.


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