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 Admission Interview Request Form. 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: $12,000
For the second child: $11,000
For additional children: $9,500

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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