Do you want to change the world? If your goal is to instill your love of learning in others while advancing your own professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative schools.

Acton Academy Nashville is a non-traditional school with innovative elements such as quest-like projects with real-world application, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships, integration with the outdoors, and the Hero’s Journey in a learner-driven, multi-age Studio.

We are searching for a Middle School Lead Guide to work with learners ages 12-15. Acton Nashville has a deep focus on growth mindset, mindfulness, and exploring and appreciating the outdoors, so we are seeking someone with a solid understanding of and willingness to align with these elements. Formal teaching experience is not required but prior experience working with groups of adolescents is a plus.

We utilize a homeschool-hybrid model so school takes place three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and the children homeschool on Monday and Friday. The Guide will work in the Studio Tuesday through Thursday with additional weekly scheduled hours outside of the school day for planning, documenting, communicating with parents, and administrative tasks.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


-Innovative and entrepreneurial spirit required
-A deep curiosity about life and love of lifelong learning
-Prior experience working with adolescents (as a camp counselor, Outward Bound mentor, etc.)
-Project-based and/or experiential learning training is helpful
-Proven excellence in written and oral communication skills
-A master of observation

About Acton Academy Nashville

Acton Academy is part of a growing trend of micro-schools that offers a fresh approach to education. It is school reimagined for the 21st century. There are over 200 Acton Academies across the world as of Fall 2020 with more launching throughout the year.

Application Instructions

Please thoroughly review our website (www.actonnashville.org) and the main Acton Academy website before writing your cover letter. If you feel you understand and connect with our vision, please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter addressing why you would like this opportunity and why you feel that you are the right fit for it to [email protected]