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Our Mission

Founded in 2015 by a group of passionate parents, educators, and professionals, Houston Sudbury School is dedicated to giving Houston area children a compassionate and egalitarian choice in education. Houston Sudbury School is a non-profit private school that offers children aged six to eighteen the rich benefits of self-directed learning in a mixed-age environment. Our students are fully empowered to spend their days as they choose and have an equal voice and vote in all matters involved in running their school in a safe, respectful environment that balances freedom with responsibility.


The Sudbury model of education originated at the Sudbury Valley School in Framingham, MA in 1968.  Sudbury schools are characterized by mixed-age students learning that is 100% self-directed and self-determined, with complete freedom and control over their education. Sudbury schools are run using democratic governing and decision-making (one person, one vote) for all matters concerning the school and by a system of justice that is compassionate, restorative, and accessible. The underlying principles of the Sudbury model are that children learn best when learning is self-initiated, relevant, organic, and play-based. At Sudbury schools, when freedom and empowerment are mixed with responsibility and accountability in a stable community, children mature into logical, reasonable, flexible adults with high self-esteem and a tremendous capacity to learn whatever they need to learn. There are now more than 60 Sudbury model schools worldwide.  Although HSS is committed to the philosophy as established by the Sudbury Valley School, Houston Sudbury School is not officially affiliated with or connected financially to any other institution or Sudbury School.

Houston Sudbury School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identification, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Houston Sudbury School does not discriminate against nor accommodate disability.


Houston Sudbury School is a non-profit (501c3) school.


Houston Sudbury School is not taking applications for enrollment at this time. After over seven years, HSS will close permanently on Dec 16, 2022. For more information about the school or other Sudbury schools, please email

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