Empower Your Child To Fulfill Their Dreams

At Active Leadership Academy, we help children create their own path to success by developing the real world skills and character traits that matter most.

Real World Skills

Tailored Learning

Growing Character

Is Your Child’s Education Setting Them Up For Success?

Young people need to learn the right things to help them fulfill their dreams. At Active Leadership Academy, our mission is to empower ages 5-13 students to live meaningful lives by providing an environment where they discover their unique strengths, learn real-world skills, and grow in good character. Children get one shot at their education, so they need to learn what matters most.

3 Ways Learning Is Different

It’s Student Centered

We empower kids to own their learning. No homework here. Instead, we help students set goals, manage their time, and work at their own pace on core subjects, while engaging in hands-on projects in science, art, and technology. This is authentic learning, not focused on passing tests or memorizing facts.

Focused On The Real World

We believe students learn by doing. Whether it’s launching a startup business, playing an instrument, or programming a robot in their summer apprenceship, our students are building real world skills every day, paving the way for them to succeed in the future.

Guided, Not Taught

Learning should reflect the unique personality and interests of the learner. Instead of boring lectures, our Guides lead small groups, helping students set goals and discover their own learning path. With small groups, caring adults, and lots of freedom, kids are empowered to learn.

Why We Started A School

We always hoped our kids’ education would set them up for their life’s journey equipping them with real-world skills and good values.

Our goal was for them to have a learning experience that was inspiring and relevant. We hoped they’d be fully equipped with the real-world skills and good character they’d need to pursue a meaningful life.

We don’t see that happening in the traditional school model.

We believe there is a better way to do school.

That’s why we started Active Leadership Academy for our own children in 2020.

Our dream was to create an environment where meaningful skills are taught through real-world scenarios. Where good character gets rewarded, and where developing a problem-solving mindset is the goal instead of an afterthought. Where children are taught how to think, not what to think.

After decades of teaching discipline, respect, and confidence through our martial arts schools, after-school sports, leadership, and summer camp programs; this was a natural extension in our skillset of changing lives.

We’ve partnered with Acton Academy, a leading micro-school model, and are proud to bring this unique school to our community.

If you want to see our school in action, please book a tour. We look forward to meeting you!

-The Molley Family

What We Focus On

It’s About People

The quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life. So we focus on inspiring students to develop real friendships, a sense of personal accountability, and standing strong in their convictions even as you respect others around you.

Character Is Destiny

Character really matters. The right skillset combined with character is a recipe for long-term success. Skills without character are a recipe for disaster. That’s why we believe in developing meaningful skills and character.

Solve Big Problems

Don’t think small. There are countless big problems in the world, and we need people of vision and courage willing to tackle them. We encourage big dreams and big vision and teach the skills to accomplish those dreams.

Get Back Up

Be gritty. Everybody fails sometimes, but the determined person who gets back up and tries again (and again) is the person who succeeds in their ambitions. It’s OK to fall. Get back up and try again.

We Have What It Takes

We’re better together. We appreciate the perspective of others and realize that we are stronger as a team and community. We teach students to lead by listening and loving our neighbors so that now and forever, they can work together with the person beside them.

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Our Students build small businesses from the ground-Up

Gonzales Children's Business Fair

Our Active Learning Model

We believe there are 3 critical “C’s” that help learners build the knowledge, character, and skill they need to be their best, and we structure everything we do to maximize them.

Core Skills

Core skills means mastering foundational subjects (like reading and math) at your own pace. Instead of emphasizing standardized testing or grades, we focus on cultivating a love of learning through hands-on subject work (including using adaptive software) and small group work. It’s learning how to learn, a vital skill for the rest of life.

Collaboration

Collaboration means developing socially and emotionally, through work and play, within age groups and across ages. Students are empowered to solve problems, set goals, share ideas in group settings, work as a team, meet individual and group deadlines, and both serve and lead. Learners set themselves up for successful collaboration in the future.

Creating

Creating means taking the time to make stuff with our hands. We focus on projects leading to tangible results, without worrying about perfection. Building something is a journey of discovery, where you can learn as much from your failures as you can from successes. It’s process over results, as students learn to build things that matter.

The Right Environment For Every Stage Of Learning

Learning is a journey, and each of our four Learning Communities provide an environment where our learners can uncover their unique strengths, develop real world skills, and grow their individual character.

See Learning In Action

3 Steps To New Education

Schedule Your Tour

See our learning environment first hand, and get all your questions answered.

Apply To Enroll

Once you know we’re a fit, our enrollment process is a snap, and easy to get started.

Enjoy School!

Send your kids to a place where they’ll love learning the things that really matter.

Meet Our Team

Help Your Child Build Their Future.

Montessori Kindergarten Studio

In our Little Eagle’s Studio, children learn through specially designed hands-on materials and lots of play. Guides help model skills to students, then give them the freedom to learn at their own pace and from peers across age ranges. Our focus is educating the whole child, including physically, socially, mentally, and emotionally, and tailoring everything to individual needs. Our learners develop core academic skills as well as good character, both individually and in community.

Elementary Studios

Our Elementary Studios are a vibrant mix of hands-on projects, cutting-edge technology, and self-paced academic mastery. Students are surrounded by a close-knit group of peers, and on any given day they could be building racing prototypes in our Makerspace, exploring and connecting with nature, or having a Socratic discussion about history. Each student has the freedom to learn in an environment that challenges them to be excellent while respecting their unique gifts.

Middle School

Middle School is where young people rapidly start owning their education. Middle school is the perfect time to develop intellect and character while gaining a deeper sense of self and the real world. Students have a broad palette of topics to study and pair in-depth academic exploration with real-world connections to experts and local apprenticeships. Middle School is about deepening a passion for individual subjects while broadening your understanding of yourself and your future.

High School

( coming soon )

Our high school will be designed to help you find your passions and achieve your goals. What do you want to do?

  1. Go to college?
  2. Start your own business?
  3. Launch a nonprofit?
  4. Take a gap year?
  5. Learn a trade or specific technology skill?
  6. Start a job after high school?
  7. Join the military?

As a micro-school, we are flexible and adaptable and capable of customizing each student’s high school learning experience. Working in tightly-knit teams of students and our Guides, Active Leadership Academy students explore everything from the sciences to art to robotics and coding to advanced and college credit courses. No test, no grades, no homework, just real-world lessons leading to real-world success. This is 21st-century learning.