Underlying Ideas

Parenting an SVS Kid

Jean Leif
What is it like growing up in a Sudbury School? What do the students end up doing? Continue reading

Whole Language, Phonics And Two Boys Learning To Read

David Greenberg
How do students learn to read at a Sudbury School? David Greenberg shares his children's experience. Continue reading

Fifty Years, Front and Center!

Daniel Greenberg
Danny gives a brief summary of the reason SVS was founded and how exciting it is to be entering our 50th year! Continue reading

Two Fall Hikes

Hanna Greenberg
Hanna describes two fall hikes and how she manages them. Continue reading


Daniel Greenberg
Trying to talk to a person in traditional schooling can be tough. Talking to a Sudbury School student can be even harder. Danny explains how to get genuine answers. Continue reading

A Fish out of the Hudson - A Sudbury Student goes to India

Associated School: 

You can imagine my excitement when I was invited to speak at The Association of Internation Schools of India (TAISI), the education conference for private schools of India taking place in Goa.

I would get to go to a country halfway across the world on a continent I’d never been to.

I would get to share my views at a conference in a country that’s known to have rigorous views on education.

I was in Germany when I got the invitation email at 1 am. I texted my mom immediately and resisted the urge to wake my brother up and tell him. I was thrilled! I started thinking about what I was going to say. What the goal for my talk would be. I knew I wanted my audience to see my school like I see it. I also wanted them to see there is more than one effective form of education.

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A New Year Message

Hanna Greenberg
Menachem Goren is a founding staff member at Kanaf, in Golan Heights, Jerusalem. This is his New Years address to his community. Continue reading

The Elephant in the Room

Recently, Sudbury hosted an open house for prospective families to come and see what we are all about. In addition to the tours of our beautiful school, there was a panel comprised of several students, parents, and a recent graduate. The faces of the prospective Sudbury parents were characterized by that mixture of wonder, eagerness, curiosity, doubt, and pure terror that so many of us are used to encountering when we share our stories out there in “the real world.” (The element of anger, a surprisingly common response, was thankfully absent. These were, after all, families that had sought us out.) I was not on the panel, but at a certain point I felt compelled to say something about the elephant in the room.

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Lost Over the Summer

Foss Tighe
Summer vacation is over and on the way to school I make my now predictable joke. “Did you complete your assigned summer reading? How about that social studies diorama for Danny?” My kids smile and roll their eyes. My mind … Continue reading

A Sudbury Valley School Glossary

Scott creates a glossary for words commonly used to describe Sudbury Valley School. Continue reading


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Kingston, NY 12401
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