The Hudson Valley Sudbury School (HVSS) in Woodstock, NY is an alternative, private school for students ages 5 to 18. HVSS is based on the educational philosophy first developed by the Sudbury Valley School in Framingham, MA in 1968.
Students who attend HVSS create their own curriculum; they exercise their rights and responsibilities as members of an active democracy and, most importantly they develop the skills and qualities necessary to become a succesful adult. A Sudbury school respects their students. This respect is demonstrated by the trust placed in the students to determine their own curriculum and to be part of the democratic governance of the school.
Follow the links at the bottom of this article to get a brief introduction to the school and to our education philosophy.