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Isabella O'Connell

Blog post | Monday, July 20, 2015
I would bet every student at Sudbury Valley has at some point been pushed by someone outside the school’s community to defend the school. As a student, I've gotten used to full-blown interrogations about my school's "effectiveness." It has happened… Read more ›
Blog post | Monday, March 24, 2014
When new students arrive on our campus and I volunteer to show them around, there are some SVS basics I always hit on. I tell them no staff can give them a detention here like they can at their traditional school. I tell them no one will force them… Read more ›
Blog post | Monday, January 13, 2014
When I went to traditional high school, the place reeked of rebellion. Contempt for the establishment was a badge of honor and students impressed each other with tales of misdeeds. Some circles were more obedient than others, sure, but there wasn't… Read more ›