HOUSTON SUDBURY SCHOOL is a non-profit, democratically-run, Sudbury-model school for Houston, TX area children ages 6-18.  


Founded in 2015 by a group of passionate parents, Houston Sudbury School is dedicated to giving Houston area parents a bold 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, journeying to independence in a safe environment that balances freedom with responsibility.  


  • Hours:  8:00am - 4:00pm

  • Minimum attendance: 25 hours/week over 5 days.  Exceptions to the attendance policy may be granted by School Meeting.

  • Location: 7800 Amelia Rd. Houston TX 77055

  • Tuition:  $8000/year, payable in installments - Tuition Assistance available.  For more information on our Tuition Assistance program, click here.

  • Sibling Discounts;  15% off 2nd child and 30% off 3rd child

  • Extended Day:  Before Care from 7am-8am is available for $50/week and After Care from 4pm-6pm is available for $100/week per family.  

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, by democratic governing and decision-making for all matters concerning the school through the School Meeting, and by a system of justice available through the Judicial Committee.   The underlying principles of the Sudbury model are that children learn best when learning is self-initiated, relevant, organic and play-based.  That 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 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.


Our Philosophy

At HSS, we believe an environment of freedom, coupled with responsibility and community, support children in pursuing passionate learning, flexibilty, adaptablity and maturity.  Our school is run democratically, utilizing the well-tested model of School Meeting and Judicial Committee.

Our History

The Houston Sudbury School opened its doors January 4, 2016 for our Founding Semester (limited to Founding families).  We are currently taking applications from the public for ongoling enrollment.  Please see the enrollment instructions and contact us if you are interested.

© 2020 by Houston Sudbury School.  info@houstonsudburyschool.org

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