Creating Lifelong Learners By Respecting Children.
First and foremost, a Sudbury school is a democratic community. It is governed by the School Meeting.
At the weekly School Meeting, one person = one vote, regardless of age or title. A five year old student gets the same voice in the community as any staff member or teenager. That's how we respect children.
Students attending LHSS are free to pursue whatever interests them, so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others or disrupt the running of the school. Adherence to school rules and bylaws is ensured by the Judicial Committee.
We view all kinds of student activity as being equal and valid. That's how we create lifelong learners.
A Heritage of Exploration
Modeled on the Sudbury Valley School established in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1968, our school is unlike any other in Western Connecticut. Our school is probably unlike any you have ever encountered.
There is no required curriculum. Each student takes full responsibility for his own education.
At Litchfield Hills Sudbury School, our staff will serve a projected community of 40 to 60 students, ages 5 - 19. There are no set groups and we do not segregate by age.
We feel that free age mixing is a healthier and more natural way for children to grow and learn from one another in a supportive and stimulating environment.
Litchfield Hills Sudbury School is a fiscally sponsored project of SocialGood, a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions made to LHSS are tax deductible.
A Radically Different Approach to Education
We embrace the concept of self-directed learning in a fully democratic community. The Litchfield Hills Sudbury School allows students to pursue their interests in a haven of creativity, curiosity, and cooperation.
Students at LHSS are empowered to make time for exploration, examination, conversation, and imagination all day, every day and we think that is a good thing.