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Tallgrass Sudbury School is a true alternative to conventional education based on freedom, trust, and respect.
Tallgrass welcomes students ages 5 to 18. Our school is located in Riverside, IL, a near western suburb of Chicago, with students drawn from throughout the Chicago area.
Tallgrass is one of about 50 schools worldwide modeled after the Sudbury philosophy of education, pioneered by Sudbury Valley School. Sudbury schools facilitate children's natural desire to learn and to teach themselves.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
2008

Student Body

Total Students
26 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Tallgrass Sudbury School Student By Grade

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
sliding scale based on income

School Notes

  • In a Sudbury school, kids create their own curriculum and are free to spend their time however they choose. When kids are free to manage their time and education they develop confidence, independence, responsibility, and resourcefulness. These qualities are important for life and will serve students well after school, making it easier for them to obtain further knowledge and achieve goals. The school community also plays a large role in student development. Students learn to balance their needs with those of the communitys.The Sudbury model does not have strict roles for students and teachers. Every member of the school is both a student and a teacher at any given time. The role of staff members is to mentor and help students seek resources, not to be an authority figure and tell students what to do or not do.

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $9,458 for elementary schools and $16,125 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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