The Miami Sudbury School

  • The Miami Sudbury School develops life-long learners and confident young people.
  • We are an intentional school community that empowers young people ages 5-18 to follow their individual and shared interests within a dynamic, democratic, mixed-age environment based on meaningful work, individual rights, and community respect.
  • We are the only Sudbury model school available in the Miami area.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded2018

Student Body

Total Students23 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade The Miami Sudbury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No uniform. School T-shirt optional.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,000
Tuition NotesMonthly tuition. We accept all Florida School Choice Scholarships (StepUp & AAA)
% on Financial Aid
90%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorChristen 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

A SUDBURY SCHOOL IS LIKE...A SMALL CITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:
  • JUDICIAL SYSTEM LED BY ELECTED STUDENTS AND JURY OF PEERS
  • WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC TOWN HALL MEETINGS
  • LAWS AND POLICIES PROPOSED AND UPHELD BY ALL MEMBERS
  • MEANINGFUL WORK BASED ON INDIVIDUAL INTERESTS
  • FREEDOM WITH RESPONSIBILITY
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" in an accountable environment that does not place grade performance above process and experiential learning. In fact, there is no external assessment as young people learn to initiate their own learning and evaluate their own growth - real preparation for real life.

What's So Special about a Sudbury School? 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 direction and effective interpersonal interaction - the personal and interpersonal skills needed to become a successful adult - 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: prevent educational 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. Release your children from unnecessary school stress and experience the Sudbury advantage.

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