I was talking to the father of a newly enrolled student recently. During the conversation he told me about his experiences telling his friends about having his son enrolled at the school. He said the basic conversation goes like this:
Friend: “So how is your son doing?”
Friend: “Where is he going to school?”
Father: “He just started at the Sudbury School.”
Accompanying this sound is a rather quizzical look. While not saying any words, the sound and the expression convey a lot of meaning: thoughtfulness, concern, incredulity, and a large dose of “I don’t know what to say about that”.