Spring Valley School

  • Spring Valley School is a Sudbury School where students ages 4-19 develop interpersonal skills and responsibility within a democratic environment, balanced by the freedom to pursue personal interests and passions.
  • Spring Valley is one of over 80 Sudbury Schools worldwide, based on the highly successful Sudbury Valley School, which was founded in 1968, in Framingham, Massachusetts.
  • The primary learning for students at any Sudbury School is to discover what their passion is.
  • This is an intense learning process.  Any Adult understands how few of us truly discover who we are, what we want, and exactly how to "follow our bliss" until late in life, if ever.
  • Children and Teens who are allowed to pursue this process young become eager to learn the academics that they need to succeed.
  • In such a climate a student's own interests determine the course of his/her day.
  • Here the ebb and flow of activity depends upon individually pursued directions. Students often join and share in an activity initiated by someone else; Thus there is a constant interpersonal transfer of information, communication, and enthusiasm between members of the community.
  • In such a flexible and egalitarian context, interpersonal and communication skills become very important.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1997

Student Body

Total Students35 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,800
Tuition NotesWe offer significant sibling discounts and tuition assistance to those who qualify.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Associatedballou@springvalleyschool.com
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  • Palm Harbor
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    (727) 786-8311
    2.1 NS-7
  • Palm Harbor
    Center Academy - Palm Harbor
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    Grades: 4-12 | 75 students
    0.4 miles
    34054 Us Highway 19 N
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    (727) 781-2986
    0.4 4-12
  • Palm Harbor
    Grades: K-8 | 363 students
    1.4 miles
    1551 Belcher Road
    Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    (727) 781-3808
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  • Clearwater
    Grades: PK-12 | 217 students
    8.3 miles
    801 Drew Street
    Clearwater, FL 33755
    (727) 446-1722
    8.3 PK-12
  • Clearwater
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    Grades: NS-12 | 189 students
    11.3 miles
    11225 US Highway 19N
    Clearwater, FL 33764
    (727) 914-6916
    11.3 NS-12

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Florida is $7,780 for elementary schools and $9,852 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Florida is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).