Perfect timing Alex. I am also in California and just joined.
I want to build a Sudbury School. I am in the Orange County area. I would like to know if there is anyone local who is wanting to put together a school here.
I have always felt that I wanted to create a school that was different, so in the last year, I have been focusing on putting some of the nuts and bolts together on building this foundation. My daughter has been the model as she is called ADD/bi polar. I have seen the value in creating a system that allows chldren to choose, let them focus on their creativity, I felt that children should be on their own individual education plan. I had never found exactly what I was looking for until I read the book Free at Last by Daniel Greenberg.
At first I was hesistant, thinking how can you lay that much in a child's hands. But then I began to remember how my child naturally learned before she went to school. But by the time I was halfway through reading about the Sudbury model, I knew I had found what I was looking for.
I do have some questions but more around setting up the intital committee and budget. I would love to go see a school first hand and this may be my next step.
One Light Foundation
I am new to the list and searching every corner of the Internet for an up-to-date list of Sudbury Schools, particularly in California - I have visited all the school sites that are mentioned on the www.sudval.org site but was wondering if anymore have sprung up. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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