Miami Sudbury School

The Miami Sudbury School is a K-12 democracy where young people have human and civil rights. We give the time and space for young people to learn who they are, what they like, and how to achieve their goals while working authentically within a mixed-age community based on respect, responsibility, and self-direction. No homework, no tests, no grades. Instead of traditional classes and forced academics, the Sudbury model allows students to learn how to direct their own steps and choose their course of play and learning within a community based on respect and peer accountability.
Without forced academics, Sudbury students develop the confidence and self-direction they need to pursue any interest. Sudbury students graduate with a collaboratively-approved transcript of skills and a diploma earned after completing a self-chosen capstone project.
Sudbury students typically have no problems gaining admission to the university of their choice and report much higher than average levels of self-satisfaction than traditionally-schooled peers.
Sudbury students learn the way people learn best: in meaningful context, pursuing actual interests, and in an environment where they are free to try out new things without constant performace pressure or expectations.
Sudbury staff are mentors whose focus is the empowerment of each student and the smooth functioning of the direct democracy that self-governs.
No report cards or progress reports needed. Families see every day the empowering results of the wise freedom at a Sudbury school in increased confidence, happiness, responsibility, and curiosity of their children.
Sudbury schools have successfully operated for over 50 years around the world.
We are the only Sudbury model school available in the Miami area.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 21 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2018

Student Body

Total Students
21 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Miami Sudbury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
No uniform. Self-expression encouraged.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Monthly tuition. We accept all Florida School Choice Scholarships (StepUp FES-UA, FES-EO, FTC, AAA)
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christen Parker-Yarnal

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Animals & Nature, Arts & Crafts, Book Club, Music, Performance, sports, Technology & Media

School Notes

The Sudbury model of self-directed education replaces the passive learning approach of "conform and perform" with active learning. The Sudbury style of education values curiosity, trial and error, interest-driven "play" for ages 5-18 in an accountable environment that does not grade or test. There is no external assessment as young people learn to initiate their own learning and evaluate their own growth - real preparation for real life.

The success of Sudbury Schools over the past 50 years throughout the U.S. and the world has been shown through its highly successful graduates. Graduates successfully enroll in universities (yes, without traditional transcripts) and become successful business people who show real initiative.

How is this accomplished? Doesn't my child need the academic "core curriculum" and a bunch of AP classes to succeed? Don't they have to be constantly assessed and directed?

Sudbury Schools offer distinct advantages to young people (and their families):
  • Daily decision making: Real freedom with responsibility is a unique opportunity (especially for young people today) to practice personal directionand effectiveinterpersonal interaction - the personal and interpersonal skills needed to become a successfuladult - skills that require much more practice than long division.
  • Integrated Curriculum: learning happens all the time, integrated into daily choices that are defined and explored by individual students,based on interest and meaning. No adult-designed or determined classwork, homework, or tests. Reading, mathematical reasoning, and critical thinking are learned "on the job" contextually, experientially, and painlessly.
  • The Long View: preventeducational burn out and preserve your young person's natural instinct to learn and explore. While it doesn't "look" like traditional learning, it's exactly the learning that will launch them into the future academically, professionally, and personally.
For over 50 years, graduates around the world successfully enter higher education and the business world with a unique confidence and skill set that colleges and employers are seeking.Young people are released from unnecessary school stress and experience the Sudbury advantage of confidence, community, and tremendous personal growth.
  • The Miami Sudbury School is a K-12 democracy where young people have human and civil rights. We give the time and space for young people to learn who they are, what they like, and how to achieve their goals while working authentically within a mixed-age community based on respect, responsibility, and self-direction.
  • No homework, no tests, no grades. Instead of traditional classes and forced academics, the Sudbury model allows students to learn how to direct their own steps and choose their course of play and learning within a community based on respect and peer accountability.
  • Without forced academics, Sudbury students develop the confidence and self-direction they need to pursue any interest.
  • Sudbury students graduate with a collaboratively-approved transcript of skills and a diploma earned after completing a self-chosen capstone project.Sudbury students typically have no problems gaining admission to the university of their choice and report much higher than average levels of self-satisfaction than traditionally-schooled peers.
  • Sudbury students learn the way people learn best: in meaningful context, pursuing actual interests, and in an environment where they are free to try out new things without constant performace pressure or expectations.
  • Sudbury staff are mentors whose focus is the empowerment of each student and the smooth functioning of the direct democracy that self-governs.
  • No report cards or progress reports needed. Families see every day the empowering results of the wise freedom at a Sudbury school in increased confidence, happiness, responsibility, and curiosity of their children.Sudbury schools have successfully operated for over 50 years around the world.
  • We are the only Sudbury model school available in the South Miami area.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Miami Sudbury School cost?
Miami Sudbury School's tuition is approximately $20,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Miami Sudbury School?
The acceptance rate of Miami Sudbury School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 84%.
When is the application deadline for Miami Sudbury School?
The application deadline for Miami Sudbury School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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My daughter is currently on her first year at Miami Sudbury School and loves it. She wants to arrive early and is happy to be part of this community. She is growing as a lder and happy child at the same time.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 21 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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