“A school for families who know there’s a problem in the way we’re educating our children and want better.”

A Common Sense Education

Parent Testimonials

About Us

We (parents of two children) started Flourish in June 2021. Flourish is an open, alternative, learner-driven, mixed-age school in Pune in partnership with the Acton Academy, Austin. We intend to provide a learner-driven, personalised learning experience for our children and those of other families looking for an educational experience fit for the 21st century.

Currently, the school serves learners in grades of Pre-K – 8 (ages 3-14) and will grow with them until grade 12. We are accredited by The International Association of Learner-Driven Schools (IALDS). Our learners can take exams under the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Cambridge or the Maharashtra State Board of Open Schooling.

The school partners with the Acton Academy in Austin, Texas, which has been running a similar school in the United States since 2008 with astounding results.
Situated in the heart of Pune, we are conveniently located amidst the scenic beauty of Sopan Baug, a haven of lush greenery.

How is Flourish different?

We believe that each child that enters The Flourish School will find a calling that changes the world.
These young people will become independent learners that find great joy in learning within a tight knit community that upholds the highest standards of excellence.

   21st Century Learning

  • We employ the latest in educational technology for self-paced mastery of reading, writing and math skills.

  • We have deep Socratic discussions about heroes, history, ethics and self-governance to hone critical thinking skills and the ability to powerfully think, write and speak.

  • We have hands-on project based Quests to master the tools and skills necessary to solve problems in the real world.

   A Learner Driven Community

  • Students create and sign a Contract of Promises describing how each individual will act and the consequences for violating community norms.

  • Mentor teams encourage younger and older students to listen, affirm, set goals and hold each other accountable.

  • “Learn to Be” badges that celebrate character and completing leadership challenges.

Measuring Mastery. Not test scores.

Earn badges to prove mastery of new skills

Our young learners celebrate the mastery of tools, skills and character by earning badges, assembling portfolios and taking part in public exhibitions.

  • Parents use badges to track academic progress in Core Skills like reading, writing, math and spelling.

  • “Learn to Be” badges track character development across studios.

  • Electronic and hard copy Portfolios capture rough drafts, photos, video and other creative work.

  • Public exhibitions at the end of most Quests allow young heroes to present work to experts, customers or the public for a real world test.

Flourish School, Disruptive Education

Take a peek inside of our campus – The Home of the Eagles