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Our Story

Acton Academy Idaho Falls has been operating in Idaho Falls since 2021. Our philosophy of self-lead learning and the non-traditional "unlearning" we practice at school stands out from the many schools that populate this area. We focus our learning on character development, problem solving, leadership qualities, and critical thinking skills rather than traditional academics. While still including the basic core skills such as math, history, reading, writing, etc., we teach our children "how to learn" rather than "what to learn".

Our goal is to encourage a lifelong love of learning and to maintain a childlike curiosity in order to keep us involved with the ever-changing world around us.

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Our Guides

Abbie Fay

Head of School, Lead Guide Discovery & Discovery+ Studios

Abbie recently moved to Idaho Falls from Charlotte, North Carolina and is excited to be a part of Acton Academy Idaho Falls. She has a BA in Religion with a concentration in Youth Ministry from Liberty University. Her background includes being a pre-school teacher, a children’s specialist ski instructor, and most recently a children’s pastor. Through these experiences, she has developed a love of game-based learning, and helping children think more deeply about the world and their role in it.

Abbie has a passion for lifelong learning and loves making things with her hands. She is an avid skier, potter, and loves going on bike rides with her husband.Abbie believes that every child has the potential to change the world, and she is excited to guide and support the learners as they each embark on their own hero’s journeys.

Cassidy Fohs

Lead Guide - Spark Studio

Cassidy is originally from the desert in Arizona and moved to Idaho Falls a few years ago to experience the snow and cold for herself. She found out she quite liked the area and never looked back. She has always had a love for education and has always believed in exploring other options beyond the public school system. Thus she found herself working at a local Montessori school in the area.

After taking the Montessori training and falling head over heels in love with it; she began teaching and the rest after that is history! Cassidy believes that “within the child lies the fate of the future.” Thus why she’s excited to join Acton and join them on their approach to fulfilling the Hero’s journey. She’s an advocate for lifelong learning, and cannot wait to support the children with gaining the independence needed to grow and foster their own potential to fulfill their hero’s journey!

On days she’s not in the classroom you most likely will find her in a coffee shop or in the library curled up with a book! It’s also not unusual to find her strolling along the aisles of Target. She's also an avid fan of the outdoors.

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?

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