At Sudbury School of Jacksonville, students from pre-school through high school age explore the world freely at their own pace and in their own unique ways. They develop the ability to direct their own lives, be accountable for their actions, set priorities, allocate resources, deal with complex ethical issues, and work with others in a vibrant community.
In our environment, students are able to develop traits that are vital to achieving success: They are comfortable learning new things, confident enough to rely on their own judgment, and capable of pursuing their passions to a high level of competence. Children at Sudbury School of Jacksonville are adaptable to rapid change, open to innovation and creative in solving new problems. Beyond that, they grow to be trustworthy and responsible individuals, and function as contributing members of a free society.
Our students exercise their rights and responsibilities as valued members of an active democracy. They learn to think for themselves. They develop the ability to make clear, logical arguments and deal with complex ethical issues. Most importantly, they accomplish the difficult task of defining themselves.
For over 40 years, Sudbury schools have empowered individuals to realize their full potential. In our community character is emphasized over curriculum, and collaboration is valued over competition. As a result, our students become aware of their strengths and weaknesses, acquiring the leadership and interpersonal skills needed to thrive in this Information Age.
Please feel free to visit the Sudbury Valley School website for more detailed information on the Sudbury model of education.