We are a private school for students ages 5-18, located in Uptown Whittier
Modeled after the Sudbury Valley School, the Village Sudbury School is democratically run by students and staff. Students pursue whatever subjects interest them, in groups or individually, and learn informally along the way -- even as they play.
Students develop responsibility by managing the school’s policies, budget, and daily operations. In these democratic meetings, students learn to advocate for their point of view. Disputes are settled in a judicial committee using non-violent conflict resolution.
Learning at a democratic school is concentrated and joyful, and students learn to be learners, as they delve deeply into the subjects of their choice.