Below are some videos that talk about and explain the Sudbury Model of Education and the Hudson Valley Sudbury School.

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 they develop the skills and qualities necessary to become a successful 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.

This introductory video is comprised of two elements, both of which present the impressions of former students concerning their experiences at Sudbury Valley. The first part is an impressionistic display of many facets of the schools daily life and institutions. The second part contains comments by former students, presented in a public event.

This is a video introducing the Sudbury Valley School produced by  It is a fairly good introduction to the school and how it operates.  There are some nice interviews with some of the staff and students.

This speech was the keynote address at the 2000 Arthur Andersen International Conference, Learning in the 21st Century. It gives an excellent general introduction to the philosophy and practice that define Sudbury Valley School. It places the Sudbury model in its historical context, and presents the argument for a completely new approach to educating children.

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Hudson Valley Sudbury School

84 Zena Road
Kingston, NY 12498
Phone: 845-679-9550
Fax: 845-679-3480