The Sudbury model of education originated at the Sudbury Valley School in Framingham, MA in 1968. Sudbury schools are characterized by mixed-age students learning that is 100% self-directed and self-determined, with complete freedom and control over their education, by democratic governing and decision-making for all matters concerning the school through the School Meeting, and by a system of justice available through the Judicial Committee. The underlying principles of the Sudbury model are that children learn best when learning is self-initiated, relevant, organic and play-based. That when freedom and empowerment are mixed with responsibility and accountability in a stable community, children mature into logical, reasonable, flexible adults with high self-esteem and a tremendous capacity to learn whatever they need to learn. There are now more than 60 Sudbury model schools worldwide.
HSS Free-Play Summer Camp
All day free-play within the Sudbury model of education. Campers spend their days free to pursue their interests, participate in Judicial Committee, plan outings, and enjoy all the benefits of freedom+responsibility in a mixed-age community. The HSS Free-Play Summer Camp is open to all Houston area children, ages 5-13.