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About This School

Sudbury Valley School is a private high school in Framingham. 155 children attend Sudbury Valley School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. The student to teacher ratio at Sudbury Valley School is 17:1. Joseph P Keefe Tech High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 94%
Hispanic 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%
Multiracial 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I spent a year as an intern @SVS. I get their theory about kid-motivated learning. It's not put into practice here. Students have to ask for instruction and resources repeatedly and often don't get it. I saw lots of video game playing. I saw a 4yo girl wandering alone outside with no pants on NO ONE keeping an eye on her. For SVS to work you'd need dynamic inspiring talented staff. All the art teacher did for half the day was take attendance obsessively. Not a glance at the kids in the art room.* She spent the second half of the day hunting kids down to harass them if they had too many absences. Compliance with state attendance requirements = accreditation for the school = $. They don't mind keeping kids rule-bound if it means more $. *(working with kids + following THEIR interests is very different from IGNORING them). One staff member proudly told me of his schoolboy memory of stabbing his teacher in the hand with a pencil. This place is not an example of the SV philosophy in action. This place has become a safe profitable harbor for lazy elderly ex-hippies with Daddy issues and sociopaths to sit around and neglect your kids' intellectual development.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think that in order to really appreciate SVS you need to evaluate what values and assets you want your student to have when he/she leaves. If he went to a conventional high school I might expect my student to have good grades to excel or at least survive in a competitive environment to have acquired a great deal of information on a range of subjects etc.. I want my son to go into the world prepared to ask questions explore self evaluate self initiate to have confidence know what it takes to truly master a skill or a subject and how to work well with others. I believe that these skills and perspectives prepare students to create lives that are full and prepare them well for anything they want to do. You can always take a course but these are formative years for learning to become lifelong students.`

  • (4 years ago)

    best school ever!!!!!!! i go here and everyone loves it! we have a lot of fun being outside and all but we also will ask staff to help us with academics too. like a bunch of kids my age are taking math with a staff for example. if you're thinking of sending your kid here DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Overall this is a wonderful school in so many ways. We are free to roam the beautiful campus as much as we want and really just do whatever we want as long as it's the right thing to do. It's a place where you can decide to do whatever you want while teaching us common sense. Maybe we aren't as academically intelligent as the other schools but every kid there has mounds of self-confidence- thats whats important for life in my opinion.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is great! you do what you want and you learn only what you htink you need and its very social and everyone who tries it luvs it!

  • (5 years ago)

    you are free to do what you want like music/computer/games/ and realize what growing up really is there are music rooms computer rooms basket ball courts big two fields for many types of fun games. this is where you really want to grow up and and study when you feel comfortable. so much to do i can't even think of it for me im a musician(guitarist) we have concerts here in the barn where every one shows there acts and everyone loves to attend parents/and family's.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our kids have been attending this school for a number of months now and I have to say it has been the single best school experience they (and we) have had. In the course of an unstructured schooling experience my single-minded son has expanded his interests to include pottery and music while the kids have learned self-regulation self-reliance and most important--that there is always someone there to help them learn whatever it is they wish to learn. I have never seen my sons happier and we as parents are thrilled to have found such a flexible--and yet introspectively rigorous--environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is great. The kids love it. It requires a lot of trust in your kids because there are no required classes or activities. It is really up to the kids to figure out who they want to be and what they want to do with their time and their school. You shouldn't go there expecting anyone to try to teach your kid. It is up to the kid to learn whatever they are interested in. The socialization skills that develop because of the unlimited interaction with other kids and adults is great. It helps kids learn to be members of a real society and also to be responsible for their behaviors.

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