Admissions Process

Step 1: Learn about Sunset Sudbury

To explore if this is the right choice for your family, we encourage you to take some time to learn about us and what it would be like for your child to become a part of our school. There are many ways to learn about Sunset Sudbury. For example, join us for an open house, attend an information session, call and speak to a staff member, or request more information. We strongly encourage all parents to read “Free At Last” or “The Sudbury Valley School Experience” available on the Sudbury Valley School Press website.

Step 2: Tour the school

After gaining a preliminary understanding of our program and the Sudbury model, families are encouraged to schedule a visit. Students and their parents will receive a tour and orientation. Afterwards, they are free to stay and interact with students and staff for a bit to ask any additional questions.

Step 3: Application and Admissions Conference

After the initial visit, students who are interested in joining the school should complete and submit an Application for Admission, along with a non-refundable $50 application fee. Upon receipt, we will contact you to schedule an admission conference, which both parents (or legal guardians) and the prospective student are required to attend. During the conference, we will go over the Application for Admission form, which helps us get to know each other.

Step 4: Visiting Week

Once an admission conference has taken place and all parties agree that enrollment is a good idea, the next step is for the child to request a visiting week.  The fee is $200 and it’s nonrefundable.  At the end of the week, we all meet again to review the week and either confirm enrollment, extend the visiting time, or decide that Sunset Sudbury is not the right place for the student.

Step 4: Enroll

After visiting week, our Registrar will set up a meeting with you to complete all the necessary paperwork, such as contracts and tuition schedules, for the upcoming year.


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