At the Sunset Sudbury School, a new private school in Davie, the 11 students, ages 4 to 9, set their own agendas. Chalkboards, lesson plans and tests simply don’t exist.
Sunset Sudbury School is South Florida’s first Sudbury model school. Recently interviewed on The Today Show, this school has parents, with children enrolled, that are from the flower generation to a mother that graduated from MIT and has held presitigious positions at reputable companies. In the Today Show interview she believes that creative children are the wave of our future and this is a great setting for her children.
Of course not everyone feels this way, however the Sudbury model has been around for since 1968 and has so-called graduates.
Although these students will complete their school, they will need to get a GED and take their SAT’s to enter into their next phase of education. Many wonder how they will do with structure and homework.
Students from preschool through high school age explore the world freely, at their own pace and in their own unique ways. They learn to think for themselves, and learn to use Information Age tools to unearth the knowledge they need from multiple sources. They develop the ability to make clear logical arguments, and deal with complex ethical issues. Through self-initiated activities, they pick up the basics; as they direct their lives, they take responsibility for outcomes, set priorities, allocate resources, and work with others in a vibrant community.
If you are interested, Sunset Sudbury School in Davie has their open house on Sunday, January 9th, 2011 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Find out more by calling 954-404-7785.
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