List of Sudbury schools

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Sudbury schools practice a form of democratic education in which students individually decide what to do with their time, and learn as a by-product of ordinary experience rather than through classes or a standard curriculum.[1] Students have complete responsibility for their own education and the school is run by a direct democracy in which students and staff have an equal vote.[2]

The 'Sudbury' name refers to Sudbury Valley School, founded in 1968 in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of the first schools of this type in North America. The oldest democratic school in existence is the Summerhill School in Suffolk, England, founded in 1921. The Sudbury Valley School has been the inspiration for numerous schools[3] that now informally consider themselves 'Sudbury schools' in addition to being democratic schools.

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California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Nebraska

  • Platte Valley School [1] (Eastern Nebraska) development underway

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Former schools[edit]

Australia[edit]

Belgium[edit]

  • Sudbury De vlinder, Ghent

Canada[edit]

  • Indigo Sudbury Campus, Edmonton, Alberta (closed in 2009)
  • The Beach School, Toronto, Ontario (closed in 2008)
  • The Fairfield School, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (closed in 2007)

Germany[edit]

  • Katzenhäusle, Überlingen (2004-2005)
  • Sudbury-Lernzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, (2005-2008)

Netherlands[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sudbury Valley School • About SVS - School Days Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Ellis, Arthur K. (2004). Exemplars of curriculum theory. Eye on Education. ISBN 1-930556-70-5. 
  3. ^ "Education: Class Dismissed". Psychology Today. 2006-05-01. Retrieved September 2, 2013. Since 1991, more than three dozen Sudbury-type schools have sprouted around the country and the world. 
  4. ^ Big Rock Sudbury School at the Wayback Machine (archived October 12, 2007). Retrieved September 2, 2013. "Big Rock Sudbury School is closed as of June 16, 2007, and is no longer in operation... Our thanks go to all of the students, parents, staff and volunteers that made the school a reality, for all the support and passion that went into the school over the four fun even if bumpy years of existence, and for the difference that it made for the almost 70 kids and their families that attended Big Rock Sudbury School during that time. This is the web site as it was at the time of closing."
  5. ^ Cedarwood Sudbury School at the Wayback Machine (archived October 24, 2007). Retrieved September 2, 2013.

External links[edit]

List of schools recognized as sister schools by the original Sudbury Valley School