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Sudbury schools practice a form of schooling 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. The Sudbury Valley School has been the inspiration for numerous schools[3] many of which refer to themselves as 'Sudbury schools.'

The Sudbury Valley School formally rejects the idea that there can be an official definition or official list of Sudbury schools and in 2016 ended its earlier practice of linking to other schools which claimed to operate in a manner similar to them.[4] Daniel Greenberg, one of the founders of the Sudbury Valley School has written that there are two things that distinguish a Sudbury Model school: everyone is treated equally and there is no authority other than that granted by the governed.[5] A few schools which refer to themselves as Sudbury Schools continue to publish their own lists of schools for which they feel an affinity; those lists you may find referenced on the web sites of those specific schools.

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Current SchoolsEdit

BelgiumEdit

BrazilEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

IrelandEdit

IsraelEdit

JapanEdit

NetherlandsEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

South AfricaEdit

Http://www.riverstonevillage.co.za Riverstone Village, Johannesburg (Pilot stage, opening Jan 2018)

United StatesEdit

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Kentucky

Maryland

Massachusetts

Montana

New Jersey

North Carolina

New York

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Former schoolsEdit

AustraliaEdit

  • The Booroobin Sudbury School - a centre of Learning [Locality of Booroobin via Maleny, Sunshine Coast Council], Queensland 1996 - 2003. Closed by Queensland Labor Government against the wishes of all the people directly involved.
  • Booroobin Sudbury Democratic Centre of Learning, [Locality of Booroobin via Maleny, Sunshine Coast Council], Queensland 2004 - 2006. Closed by threat of criminal action and fines by Queensland Minister for Education (Labor).

CanadaEdit

  • 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)

DenmarkEdit

GermanyEdit

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

NetherlandsEdit

SpainEdit

United StatesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Other Schools". 
  5. ^ Greenberg, Daniel (2016). A Place to Grow. Sudbury Valley School Press. ISBN 1-888947-26-8. 
  6. ^ The European Democratic Education Community
  7. ^ "Big Rock Sudbury School". Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved 2005-07-07. . 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."
  8. ^ "Cedarwood Sudbury School". Archived from the original on October 24, 2007. Retrieved 2013-09-03. . Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "Jordan Lake Sudbury School". Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. Retrieved 2016-06-28. . Retrieved June 28, 2016.

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