A Typical Day

Parents new to the Sudbury model often ask, “What’s a typical day like?” Quite simply, there is no typical day. Some activities, like games of tag with intricate rules or duct tape art, come Recycled artand go while some activities stick around. On any given day, however, you can see adults and students of all ages mix freely doing whatever they want within the boundaries of safety and respect. Students and staff can be found everywhere talking, laughing, playing, and working. There may be a group of students huddled around a computer discussing video game strategies while another group is in the kitchen having lunch and planning the next field trip. Some may be in the art room, coloring, painting, or making something out of clay while others are outside playing basketball or picking flowers in the garden. Always there are people playing happily and busily, indoors and outdoors, in all weather. Often there are groups talking, and always there is someone quietly reading on the couch.

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