Your child is destined to be a world-changer.

Slope School is an innovative pre-K through middle school launching in Fall 2019 at the foot of Utah's Wasatch Mountains, in "Silicon Slopes."

A 21st century school in the heart of Silicon Slopes

Slope School is an innovative pre-K through middle school launching in Fall 2019 at the foot of Utah's Wasatch Mountains, in "Silicon Slopes." We believe that each young person who enters our doors is a hero destined to change the world.

Slope School 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 our community.

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

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At Slope School, we believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.

Skills for the Future

Learn to Do

What skills do you need to change the world? At Slope School, 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, trial-and-error, joy, and perseverance. 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?". Master writing and grammar because storytelling can change the world. Dive deep into biology because you intend to cure cancer.

"Students here play hard and work hard. Our daughter jumped seven grade levels in Math in two years, but there wasn’t any magic to it; just encouragement from her friends and lots of hard work.”

What Makes Slope School 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

Slope
School

  • 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, and storytelling; Cutting-edge adaptive tech for Core Skills
  • School like a journey, with big goals, mentors, tools, and a destination you care about
“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”
- Albert Einstein

Find out if Slope School is the right fit for your family:

Hi, I'm Matt Clayton. 👋

I’m the Head of School at Slope School.

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