This educational environment fosters self-initiated learning leading to motivated and enthusiastic lifelong learners who are on a fearless quest for knowledge and improving skills for the rest of their lives.
Instead of tests, grades and homework, the Sudbury model offers students ages 4 through 19 the freedom to explore their interests, try new things, and even make mistakes at times in a supportive community environment.
By being the primary decision makers of their own learning and the governance of their school, students learn the responsibilities that go along with trust and freedom in a democratic modern society.
Age Mixing Magic
There is a synergistic power in free age mixing that promotes growth for all members of the community. It is considered our "secret weapon" for the well-rounded development, learning, and maturity of the children.
The mission of the Gainesville Sudbury School is to provide a learning environment in which young people experience the trust and freedom to be the primary decision makers of their own learning and the governance of their community. Through this experience, students learn the responsibilities that go along with trust and freedom in a democratic modern society. Instead of tests, grades and homework, the Gainesville Sudbury School offers members ages 4 through 19 unlimited opportunities for self-directed learning in a supportive community environment. The environment is modeled after the successful experiences of the Sudbury Valley School in Massachusetts, established in 1968. Contact us today to learn more about the Gainesville Sudbury School that we are growing for our community.