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.

step 1

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.

Step 2

experience SVS

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. 

Step 3


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.

Annual tuition: For the first child in the family: $10,000
For the second child: $8,700
For additional children: $7,400

Enrollment may take place at any time during the school year as long as there are openings available, and is for a full year from the date of entry.

The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national or ethnic origin.
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