Arts & Ideas Sudbury School

Arts Ideas Sudbury School is based on a philosophy of education first pioneered by the Sudbury Valley School in 1968 and now operating in more than 30 schools worldwide.
We believe that children are the most motivated learners around and that learning happens as a glorious by product of being human.
Learning happens in an environment that is challenging, supportive and attuned to the idiosyncratic leaps and meanders of authentic exploration.
Facts, dates, formulas and skills stick when there is interest and ownership.
We recognize a wide variety of paths to knowing and learning.

School News

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded2008
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students85 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 32%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size4 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,925
Tuition NotesWe offer payment plans. There is an additional Parent Equity Program that is a required financial obligation of the school.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCaroline Chavasse
Admissions AssociateJames Taylor

School Notes

  • The admissions process requires each family to research the Sudbury model of education. Coming to an Open House is strongly encouraged. Open Houses are generally are offered once a month during the school year and are listed on our website. A family interview ($40) is required. The admissions clerks will answer each family's specific questions and go into depth about how the school works. After the interview, a student is required to do a full Visiting Week ($125) before enrolling.

    Arts & Ideas Sudbury School is a unique educational program based on the Sudbury model which has had successfull outcomes for children in the U.S. for fifty years.  A defining feature of the school is the responsibility and freedom afforded to children who are put in charge of their education. The school community is resource-rich, challenging and supportive.  The school simply sees children as human beings worthy of the rights and autonomy given to adults. To enroll, children must be able to keep themselves and others safe, and to willingly join in the A&I community as a contributing member.
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    Grades: PK-12 | 821 students
    3.5 miles
    5114 N Charles St
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 649-3211
    3.5 PK-12
    821
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    Baltimore, MD 21206
    (410) 488-8963
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    61
  • Baltimore
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    4.4 miles
    822 W Lake Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 377-5192
    4.4 NS-12
    613
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    Grades: NS-12 | 720 students
    4.9 miles
    9202 Philadelphia Rd
    Rosedale, MD 21237
    (410) 687-6844
    4.9 NS-12
    720
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    Windsor Mill, MD 21244
    (410) 944-9994
    10 6-12
    68

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