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Information Night, March 22, 2011

Becoming a Sudbury Student, becoming a Sudbury Family What does it take to become a Sudbury student? How can your family support your educational journey? What changes can you expect as you embark on your Sudbury experience? Discuss these ideas with people who successfully made the transition from homeschooling or traditional schooling to Sudbury education. Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Time: [...]

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Playing school at a Sudbury school

One day, I noticed a bunch of kids playing “school”. The funny thing about this is that the kids who were playing this game had never been to a traditional school. Some had been homeschooled prior to joining our school; others had spent their entire schooling at a Sudbury school. Yet, they seemed to know how it worked. That’s how pervasive the notion of “school” is.

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Great Discussion on Monday and No Diploma, No Problem! on May 20

Monday’s monthly discussion night was a lively gathering from which no one seemed to want to leave. Three former Beach School students (including myself and my sister Frances, who is currently attending the original Sudbury Valley School) shared their experiences with a group who seemed quite interested. Dr Carlo Ricci (our group’s education consultant) was kind [...]

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Real Education for Real Teens

The impact of a Sudbury education on three local teens Come meet three Toronto teens who have had non-traditional educations. Sarah and Frances were homeschooled before entering The Beach School; Matt went to traditional public school. Sarah and Matt attended The Beach School for 4 years each, and Frances attended for 5 years. [...]

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Democratic Parenting? Free Kids?

Twelve people gathered at the home of Rika and Sarah Alvo for our second monthly discussion meeting.  Many live in the Beach and Riverdale neighbourhoods of Toronto, but we also had folks from North York and even Cambridge! Thank you for joining us and hope the time was worth your while. Everyone seemed to agree that the current public school [...]

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March 25: Democracy, Freedom, and Parenting

Please join us on Thursday March 25/10 at 7 p.m. for a discussion evening at the home of the Alvo family in Toronto.  Directions below {address and directions removed since to protect privacy}. Light refreshments will be provided. There is a cat. We’re looking forward to a lively exchange of ideas about respectful parenting, family meetings, [...]

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Discussion Night on Thursday February 18!

Reach Sudbury School is hosting a Discussion Night this Thursday. Come connect with other people in Toronto interested in Sudbury, learner-centred, democratic, or free schooling and meet the founders of Reach! Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: Rooster Coffee House (479 Broadview Ave, at Riverdale) Light refreshments. All ages welcome, though childcare is not provided. addthis_url [...]

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