My Sudbury Library
updated June 10, 2020

My oldest daughter attended the Fairhaven School, one of the few Sudbury schools in the United States, for her first year of middle school. Unfortunately, we moved out of Maryland and she was unable to continue. I absolutely loved the model, however... particularly for the adolescent years.

Like Water: The Extraordinary Approach to Education at Fairhaven School
by Mark McCaig

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

by Peter Gray

The American Journal of Play, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication of The Strong, occasionally carries articles about the Sudbury / democratic school model. Peter Gray (Boston College) and Jay Feldman (Center for the Study of Culture and Education) wrote my favorite:

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How to Grow a School: Starting and Sustaining Schools that Work
by Chris Mercogliano

More information on democratic schools available online:

Movie & Documentary Film list from the European Democratic Education Community (EUDEC):

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