List of Sudbury schools
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. 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.
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 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. 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 consent of the school community. 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.
*Ecole Democratique de l'Orneau, Lonzee
- Základní škola Donum Felix, Kladno
- École Dynamique, Paris
- Sudbury School Paris, Paris
- Le carré libre, Quimper
- École Démocratique de Paris, Paris
- École Démocratique Anjou, Rochefort/Loire (49)
- Le point d'O, Tours
- Ecole Créactive, Montauban (82)
- L'école à l'envers, Verfeil
- Ecole Pétillante, Montpellier
- Skholè, Sophia Antipolis
- École Nikola Tesla, Lyon
- École NovAgora, Strasbourg
- Demokratische Schule X, Berlin
- Neue Schule Hamburg, Hamburg
- TING-Schule, Berlin
- Sudbury Schule Ammersee, Munich
- Demokratische Schule Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
- "Kanaf" Democratic School, Golan Heights
- Sudbury Jerusalem, Jerusalem
- Sudbury Haֿ’Ella valley, Valley of Elah
- Nishinomiya Sudbury School, Nishinomiya
- Democratic School Makkuro-kurosuke, Kanzaki, Hyogo
- Shonan Sudbury School, Chigasaki
- Okinawa Sudbury School, Ginowan-shi
- Tokyo Sudbury School, Setagaya
- Yatsugatake Sudbury School, Hokuto, Yamanashi
- Mikawa Sudbury School seedome, Okazaki, Aichi
- Shinden sudbury School, Chizu, Tottori
- Gifu sudbury School Cyaou, Mizuho, Gifu
- FOKUS selbstbestimmt lernen, Arlesheim
- East Kent Sudbury School, (Start-up group)
- Alpine Valley School, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
- The Boulder Sudbury School, Boulder, Colorado
- Sudbury Ft. Collins, Ft. Collins, Colorado (planning stages)
- Miami Sudbury School, Miami, Florida (opening 2018)
- Sunset Sudbury School, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Spring Valley School, Palm Harbor, Florida
- Tallgrass Sudbury School, Riverside, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago) (established 2008)
- Riverwind Sudbury School, Deerfield, Illinois (a northwestern suburb of Chicago) (planning stages)
- Arts & Ideas Sudbury School, Baltimore
- Fairhaven School, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
- The Living Water School, Temple Hills, Maryland
- Bergen Sudbury Free School, Bergen County, New Jersey (under development)
- Jersey Shore Free School, Little Silver, New Jersey
- South Jersey Sudbury School, Medford, New Jersey
- The Circle School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- Philly Free School, Philadelphia
- Three Rivers Village School, Pittsburgh
- Clearview Sudbury School, Austin, Texas
- EC Stanton Community School, Fort Worth, Texas
- Makarios Community School, Dallas, Texas
- Houston Sudbury School, Houston
- Jefferson Sudbury School, Fairfax, Virginia (planning stages)
- Shenandoah Valley Community School, Harrisonburg, Virginia
- 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. (Web archive of www.boooroobinschool.com.au: https://web.archive.org/web/20031125071535/http://booroobinschool.com.au/ )
- 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). (Web archive of www.booroobin.com: https://web.archive.org/web/20051231135044/http://booroobin.com/ )
- Indigo Sudbury Campus, Edmonton, Alberta (closed in 2009)
- The Beach School, Toronto, Ontario (closed in 2008)
- The Fairfield School, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (2002 - 2007)
- Næstved Fri Skole, Næstved (not a Sudbury School anymore)
- Roskilde Sudbury Skole, Roskilde (closed in 2016 due to a lack of students)
- Katzenhäusle, Überlingen (2004-2005)
- Sudbury-Lernzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, (2005-2008)
- Altadena Free School, Altadena, California
- Big Rock Sudbury School, Novato, California (archived web page) (closed in 2007)
- Blue Ridge Sudbury School, Lynchburg, Virginia
- Brazos Valley Sudbury School, Waller County, Texas
- Cedarwood Sudbury School, Santa Clara, California (archived web page)
- The Chicago Sudbury School, Chicago, Illinois
- Evergreen Sudbury School, Hallowell, Maine
- Full Circle Community School, Orlando, Florida
- Greenwood Sudbury School, Hampton, Connecticut
- The Living Water School, Temple Hills, MD
- Rising Tide School, Olympia, Washington
- The Trillium School, Indianola, Washington
- Jordan Lake Sudbury School, Cary, North Carolina (archived web page)
- Leeway Sudbury School, La Mesa, California.
- Open Source Learning, Kauai's Sudbury School, Hawaii.
- River Valley Sudbury School, Chester, Connecticut
- The Sudbury School at Acorn Glen, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Village Sudbury School, Whittier, California
- Sudbury Valley School • About SVS - School Days Retrieved September 2, 2013.
- Ellis, Arthur K. (2004). Exemplars of curriculum theory. Eye on Education. ISBN 1-930556-70-5.
- "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.
- "Other Schools".
- Greenberg, Daniel (2016). A Place to Grow. Sudbury Valley School Press. ISBN 1-888947-26-8.
- The European Democratic Education Community
- "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."
- "Cedarwood Sudbury School". Archived from the original on October 24, 2007. Retrieved 2013-09-03.. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
- "Jordan Lake Sudbury School". Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. Retrieved 2016-06-28.. Retrieved June 28, 2016.