Sudbury Valley School enrolls new students throughout the school year. The School has a policy of open admission, accepting all applicants who have the capacity for full participation in the School's program as self-directed, autonomous members of the School's community. Applicants must be at least four years old.
come & talk
To learn about the School first hand and to find out whether it is a fit for your family, arrange a visit by scheduling an interview. Submit the Admission Interview Request Form.
You will be contacted promptly when we receive the form and the $50 fee per student. Interviews and new Admissions can happen at any time during the school year.
To help the student, the student's family, and the School decide about enrollment, the School requires that the student spend a week at School as a visiting student.
During that week, the visitor is welcomed as a full participant in the life of the community. There is a $250 fee for the week. After the visiting week, the student can seek enrollment at any time.
Enrollment can take place at any time after the Visiting Week.
The environment of personal freedom and responsibility at Sudbury Valley has been sought out by people from a wide area. The diversity of their backgrounds is a microcosm of the larger community; what they share is trust in the ability of children to fashion their own path to adulthood.