Village Learning Center

Democracy - Community - Pursuit of Happiness

The Village Sudbury School is democratically run by students and staff. Students pursue whatever subjects interest them, in groups or individually, and learn informally along the way -- even as they play.

Sudbury learning: the Judicial Committee

A visiting Sudbury parent shares her transformative experience of sitting in on a Judicial Committee meeting. Click HERE to read the whole article, "Case by Case With Grace."

"Here’s the most important part of my essay: In no situation did I witness shame. As a child, all I’d ever felt was shame when I was “in trouble,” and ridding myself of that wretched emotion has been a huge part of my life’s journey even—especially—now.... if every kid had JC in their school, this world would be a different place within one generation."