Now welcoming enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year

For complete details, please consult the Admissions Director.  You can email her at enrollment@sudburyschool.com

Sudbury and the FEAR OF FALLING BEHIND

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Not long ago a parent told me that her son had “never been happier” since he enrolled earlier this spring.  And indeed, that very morning I had seen him running across the back hill with his arms outstretched and his head thrown back; it was like a scene from Free Willy.  His parent told me that, while his former school had stretched itself to make things work for him, he remained miserable there.  His needs, for space and time and companionship, were not being met.  I hear it a lot: it was like trying to fit the old round peg into the unforgiving square hole, but here, at last, there was no hole to conform to.  Out the window at this moment I can see three little bands of kids wandering the grounds, gesticulating excitedly, creating worlds beyond my kin.  One of them has green hair and no shirt.  One of them is carrying a bag by a strap around his forehead.  And one of them is being led by another...on a leash.  It’s so easy to forget that homo sapiens have developed a complex set of needs - and the skills to meet them - over 200,000 years of evolution, and they are embedded in us like algorithms that find expression one way or another.  We need to explore our identities and forge them in the context of intense social interaction in order to be successful, healthy, and happy.  Welcome to our “school.”

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Coming Events

Sep 23 2017 - 1:00pm

Students hangout under the upside down tree.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 2016-2017 Open House dates are: September 24th, 2016January 14th, 2017 and March 11th, 2017.

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Hudson Valley Sudbury School

84 Zena Road
Kingston, NY 12401
 
Phone: 845-679-1002
Fax: 845-679-3874