Sudbury School News From Around the World

Playing with books

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:22
This week’s blog post was written by SVS staff member Sylvia Beier. The SVS library is making me so happy. I am much more of a reader than a collector of books, but libraries play a big role in my … Continue reading →

To thyself be true

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 05:33
This piece by Hanna Greenberg was originally published in the Sudbury Valley School Journal, Volume 2, number 4, June 1991. We were talking about birthdays, Audrey, Ben, Christine and I. All three children had just turned six and their birthday … Continue reading →

That’s just what SVS kids do

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:00
Thanks to SVS parent Karin Charles for this week’s post. Our family moved to Framingham over six years ago, mostly so our children could attend Sudbury Valley School. When we were researching schools, my husband and I read every book … Continue reading →

“I want to be the age I am right now!”

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:00
This week, Mimsy muses about the kinds of things kids learn here at SVS. I realized that one of the kids in school who had been here for many years was about to turn eleven. (How dare she get so … Continue reading →

Parental involvement

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:38
This week’s post was written by SVS parent Shawna Nehiley Parental involvement is a term that is used frequently in traditional education. It usually consists of things like volunteering in the classroom, participating in the PTO or chaperoning field trips. … Continue reading →

My love-hate relationship with Concession

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:19
Staff member Hanna Greenberg shares her mixed feelings about a Sudbury Valley institution. It’s much easier to explain why having a candy store at SVS is problematic than why, year after year, the School Meeting votes to keep it in … Continue reading →

Sudbury Valley’s “Common Core”

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 07:38
This week’s post was written by SVS parent Aileen Journey. People regularly ask me how Sudbury Valley is preparing my kids for adulthood, and what they’re learning there. Early on, I would try to explain some of the things I … Continue reading →

Made for anything

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:52
SVS alumna Emma Tunstall explains why SVS graduates are so special. Last June, I attended the SVS Moving On Ceremony, which is when the community comes together to celebrate the students who are ending their Sudbury Valley education and continuing … Continue reading →

Art and nature, back and forth

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:05
Musings on the relationship between art and nature by staff member Hanna Greenberg. Mar is a photographer who can paint and draw. The other day I was shown several photos Mar had taken. One of them was of the stump … Continue reading →

What a difference!

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:53
This week’s post was written by SVS parent Foss Tighe. When I was growing up, I cherished every opportunity not to go to school.  If I had a cold, I would play up the symptoms to get a day off. … Continue reading →

A late summer ceremony

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
Who doesn’t love a wedding?  Staff member Hanna Greenberg gives us a peek at a lovely example of an unusual (but charming!) aspect of SVS life. At Sudbury Valley, we often celebrate weddings. Some are simple impromptu games, and others are … Continue reading →

Appearance and reality

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:07
We’ve all been brought up on the old adage, “You can’t tell a book by its cover.” The point of this well-worn piece of ancient wisdom is simple: don’t judge the reality of a situation from its outward appearance. Even … Continue reading →

Doing Nothing

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:49
There is a stigma against people who are perceived to be “doing nothing.” The greatest fear that most adults have, vis-a-vis children enrolled in Sudbury Valley, is that those children will do nothing. These fears arise from the failure to … Continue reading →

All the right moves: The SVS “ballet”

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:57
Welcome to the new school year. We are more excited than ever about starting school this year and about (okay, I admit it) the incredible quality of the student body. Yes, we have new and visiting students, and yes they … Continue reading →

The Distribution of Power

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:23
This week’s post was written by Alan White. My purpose in writing is to help parents who are thinking about Sudbury Valley School. Those parents who are attracted to this model for their children need to provide them with the … Continue reading →

Serious frolicking

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:29
By Mimsy Sadofsky This year we had a three-week summer session at Sudbury Valley, open to those who were regular students during the school year. It is hard to explain how lovely it was. I don’t think there were more … Continue reading →

Men at work

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:45
Mimsy took the following photograph at school recently: She gave the photo the title “Men at Work.” At first sight, the title seems whimsical, though the photo itself is a perfect gem. I couldn’t stop thinking: is there more than … Continue reading →

Points of View

News Article From: Fairhaven School News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:07

At Fairhaven School, one must always remain open to seeing things from new and different perspectives. It is with this spirit in mind that I share these bird’s eye views of our remarkable campus. I hope that you are enjoying your summer, and we all look forward to another school year spent discovering both new and familiar things from multiple points of view.

 

Richard Morris

Staff Member and alumnus

Chaos

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:06
This post was written by Hanna Greenberg and was originally published in The Sudbury Valley School Journal, volume 30., number 4, March 2001. “When God began to create heaven and earth, the universe was chaos and disorder, and darkness enveloped … Continue reading →

Staff have to check in, too?

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:25
By Scott David Gray From the point of view of a brand new student, the school is an astonishing (if sometimes overwhelming) place. The freedom to manage one’s own time is generally the first aspect of the school noticed, and … Continue reading →

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