Sudbury School News From Around the World

Gavin’s Education

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 09:00
Our family recently moved to Framingham to be closer to SVS, and during my long hours of packing I found a large plastic bin filled with my son Gavinʼs elementary school papers. These were papers from kindergarten through the middle … Continue reading →

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The court is in session!

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:45
Sudbury Valley’s big drama in November was a trial. Trials are rare. Almost always, when the Judicial Committee decides, after careful investigation, to charge someone with violating a rule, the person charged accepts the fairness of the process and pleads … Continue reading →

Activities

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 08:45
I just remembered something, and very vividly. When prospective students and their families describe their days, their schools, or their camp experiences, the word “activity” pops up frequently. They ask about what “activities” students are involved in during their days … Continue reading →

Frogs and calculators

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 08:45
This post was written by our Office Manager, Jean Cote. Recently, I had the opportunity (privilege) to introduce a calculator in all its glory to a young, inquisitive student for (I don’t know it to be fact, but it seemed … Continue reading →

Will they ever learn to read?

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:00
This week’s post was written by Jen Harnish, an SVS parent. Reading for pleasure and knowledge has always been a meaningful part of my life. So when my three children started SVS at young ages I couldn’t help but wonder … Continue reading →

Riddle Me This

News Article From: The Clearwater School - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:01
Greetings, The Clearwater blog lives again, with a slightly different focus. Clearwater students have revived the blog to provide a place for their voices! It’s a place for students to post work they want to let other students, parents and the community at large see and absorb—their artwork, music, stories, photography and more. Clearwater students if you want to put something up, look to the

Dateline: Hong Kong

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:18
Last October, I traveled to Hong Kong to speak about SVS at a Conference dubbed EDiversity. Yes, you get it: diversity in education. I guess that’s one way for frustrated parents to address the high stakes, regimented curriculum, and aggressive … Continue reading →

Basketball at SVS

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00
This week, Hanna Greenberg describes one of her favorite forms of age-mixing at SVS. I happen to love watching the NBA play, especially the finals, in which only the best of the best compete with each other. The skill, power … Continue reading →

All ages welcome

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00
This week’s post was written by Lauren Ligotti, one of our newest staff members. As a new staff member, working at this school has been a wonderful learning experience. It has allowed me to notice certain patterns and common occurrences … Continue reading →

Where does happiness come from?

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 06:52
This week’s post was written by staff member Mimsy Sadofsky. I confess that I wasn’t thinking about happiness in 1968, when my husband and I decided to send our children to the almost-open Sudbury Valley School. We had unfortunately noticed … Continue reading →

The piano

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 08:45
On a beautiful fall day in October, Sudbury Valley was the scene of a long-awaited event: the arrival of a new baby grand piano. You see, for several years our trusty old baby grand had been bravely carrying on, kept … Continue reading →

Okay, Let it NOT Snow!

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:23
Aren’t they adorable, all those little munchkins, big munchkins, bigger than munchkins, playing in the snow? Isn’t it nice that the school has so many good sliding places? One can even slide right onto the middle of the pond—not usually … Continue reading →

Tree Work

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:58
This week’s blog post was written by SVS staff member Sylvia Beier. Last year, fall arrived on our campus with almost shocking force. Though it was exhilarating to drive to school through showers of red and gold leaves, it was … Continue reading →

Gingerbread (again) and joy

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:25
Each year, the approach of December fills me with both eager anticipation and . . . dread. It is hard to make it through the Thanksgiving break without worrying about the coming month. Then December comes, and dough in quantities … Continue reading →

The “do nothing” strategy

News Article From: Sudbury Valley Blog - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 09:59
This week’s post was written by SVS parent Carolyn Shepard Fox. When my oldest daughter, Sarah, was three and a half, we had a 20-minute drive home from her nursery school, a special place where I believed Sarah had the … Continue reading →

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 →

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