Sudbury Valley Schools

I stumbled upon Sudbury quite accidentally, but I can't imagine a school more in line with my own educational philosophy. Take a gander and see how it meets with yours!

(Don't be put off by the apparent emphasis on democracy. It's not really the theme of the school, and it's a small enough group that the dynamics are truly participatory in that everyone sees and feels the net effects of their decisions, which is quite different than a large-scale democracy.)
Here's a little two-sided flyer I made for Sudbury Maui:  

Hate school?

Maybe it's time for something different...

At Sudbury Maui, the students run the school.  There are no classes, no tests, and no grades.  The adults here are exceptionally cool: if you ask, they'll help you with most anything you want to do, and if you don't, they'll stay out of your way--because they don't think it's their business to tell you what to do, ever.

So take your pick: sit quietly behind a desk all day and listen to teachers lecture endlessly about stuff you're not interested in, or come to Sudbury Maui School and spend your time doing whatever you want--read, write, play music, cook, build stuff, jump on the trampoline, play on the computer, whatever!

Don't believe it's possible?  Call  and talk to the students or staff yourself, or visit our web site:

Phone: 575-2345 (8:30am to 4:30pm, Weekdays)
Web site:

Now accepting students age 4 to 18.


The first Sudbury School was started over 30 years ago in Massachusetts, and has an impressive track record of producing happy and successful students and graduates.  Treated with respect and given responsibility for their own destinies, students inevitably flourish under the drive of their own curiosity and ambition.

Sudbury Maui is a school founded on these principles.
Our staff is a diverse and talented group of individuals, here to serve as facilitators, friends, and equals, not as controllers or judges.  Through the Sudbury approach, students learn more than a pile of facts--they learn confidence, responsibility, motivation and, most importantly, they learn how to learn.

Please call or visit our web site for more information:

Phone: 575-2345 (8:30am to 4:30pm, Weekdays)
Web site:

Now accepting students age 4 to 18.


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