Still in the planning stage, Jefferson Sudbury School is looking for a location in Fairfax or Prince William Counties to bring our vision of Virginia's only Sudbury School to life. While our ultimate goal is to be a full-time, non-profit, private democratic school for students from kindergarten through high school, we recognize that starting a school is a lengthy process taking many months or even years. We are temporarily structured as a drop-off homeschool program, where JSS is still run by the students and staff through a participatory democracy. Students are free to pursue their own interests, and we highly respect the value of play and conversation. There are no traditional classes, bells, tests, grades, or age-segregation. By trusting students to guide their own education and control their own community, JSS empowers them with building the skills and responsibility they will use throughout their lives. Our ideal location will be either in a small town or artists' community where students have the option to walk to resources and classes or in a bucolic setting where students have lots of trees to climb and creeks to splash in.
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