Learn more about Hudson Valley Sudbury School

Attend one of our Open Houses or contact us for more information.

Coming Events

Sep 26 2015 - 1:00pm

HVSS Open Houses are the best way to begin to get to know the school.  Students, parents, alumni, and staff members will be in attendance to give tours of the campus, discuss the school, and answer questions.  Panel discussion at 2:00.

The School Year 2015-16 Open House dates are: September 26th, 2015, January 9th, 2016 and March 12th, 2016.

Aug 28 2015 - 6:00pm

HVSS is the beneficiary of the premiere house-concert series in the Hudson Valley.  Each show features two new bands and a wide variety of home-cooked gourmet foods and desserts prepared on-site with primarily local and organic ingredients.  The venue is a private home which previously served as the meeting hall of the Old Glenford Church.  Admission is by donation and all proceeds benefit the school.

For the event schedule, directions, and other information, please visit the Music Night website or the Facebook Page.

...laughing and laughing and laughing a lot, which brings me directly to what is probably the most important thing to know about our school: it is fundamentally a joyful place.
But make no mistake: if a person is determined to learn, they will overcome every obstacle and learn in spite of everything., Freedom of choice, freedom of action, freedom to bear the results of action -- these are the three great freedoms that constitute personal responsibility., Intellectual creativity, professional excellence, personal responsibility, social toleration, political liberty all these are the finest creations of the human spirit.
But make no mistake: if a person is determined to learn, they will overcome every obstacle and learn in spite of everything., Freedom of choice, freedom of action, freedom to bear the results of action -- these are the three great freedoms that constitute personal responsibility., Intellectual creativity, professional excellence, personal responsibility, social toleration, political liberty all these are the finest creations of the human spirit.
But make no mistake: if a person is determined to learn, they will overcome every obstacle and learn in spite of everything., Freedom of choice, freedom of action, freedom to bear the results of action -- these are the three great freedoms that constitute personal responsibility., Intellectual creativity, professional excellence, personal responsibility, social toleration, political liberty all these are the finest creations of the human spirit.
Once you begin to question the experts you realize that there are no areas that you are willing to leave unchallenged.
[At a Sudbury School] Students and staff are equal in every regard., Let me list some of the more obvious "natural" mechanisms by which children (and adults) encode information about their world. Curiosity..., role-modeling... and spontaneous play...
[At a Sudbury School] Students and staff are equal in every regard., Let me list some of the more obvious "natural" mechanisms by which children (and adults) encode information about their world. Curiosity..., role-modeling... and spontaneous play...
Working with the Sudbury School kids was amazing for me. I've worked with thousands of different children, and saw a few startling differences in the tendencies of Sudbury kids.
Rather than listening to children in order to better guide them, we listen to them to respond to their self-determined needs., When a student has an interest, we believe she should be allowed to pursue it only as far as she feels necessary. She may return to an important idea later, to deepen her interest, but forcing or manipulating her to deepen it will only serve to lessen her curiosity and sense of self-determination.
Rather than listening to children in order to better guide them, we listen to them to respond to their self-determined needs., When a student has an interest, we believe she should be allowed to pursue it only as far as she feels necessary. She may return to an important idea later, to deepen her interest, but forcing or manipulating her to deepen it will only serve to lessen her curiosity and sense of self-determination.
I thought about it for a bit, and a realization came to me - Sudbury, as a whole, was different. The philosophy was obviously different than the compulsory schooling most kids were used to. The kids were nicer, funnier, and more social. The parents cared more about their children, and the staff didn’t take the job for any superficial reason - they loved kids, and they loved to teach them the way they were supposed to be taught.
Sudbury gave me the chance to work really hard on improving my art skills which is my biggest passion. If it weren't for Sudbury, I wouldn't be as good as I am today.
From my perspective, the Sudbury model perfectly addresses two of his biggest issues: feeling safe and feeling in control.

Contact Us

Hudson Valley Sudbury School

84 Zena Road
Kingston, NY 12498
 
Phone: 845-679-9550
Fax: 845-679-3480