Tenets of Sudbury Schoolhouse

Sudbury Schoolhouse prioritizes a student's right to learn what they want to learn in a democratic community where everyone gets one vote.

Self-Directed Learning

Students decide what they want to learn each day

There is no curriculum or lesson plans

The right to interact with people of all ages

Students are not separated by grade or age - they interact with whomever they'd like throughout the day

The Tenets are Protected by:

Democratic Governance

Rules are agreed upon by whole school

The Judicial Committee acts as a jury system to decide on discipline when community agreements are broken

Every matter is voted on

Students and staff can create motions, which everyone will vote on during the school meeting