Thank you for your interest in Sudbury School Paris ! Before starting the registration process, we encourage you to learn as much as possible about our educational philosophy and the Sudbury model. Our website offers many resources to accompany you in this research. We also invite you to come to our public meetings to meet our staff members / students / parents, discover the school and share your questions with other interested families.
Our Admission Criteria
Throughout the year, the school accepts admissions for students from 5 to 19 years old. We believe that the vast majority of children can flourish in Sudbury School Paris if they have made the decision to come here.
In some rare cases it may be that we feel unable to admit a student:
- if over the trial period a student’s behavior has not proven they could fit the school’s atmosphere of safety and respect and/or they are unable to take on the shared responsibilities of a Sudbury school environment.
Sudbury School Paris is a primarily anglophone environment. Prospective members are required to already possess a sufficient level of English to engage in the life of the community.
Our Admission Process
1. The first step is taking a closer look at the philosophy of our school
If you are reading this, you probably have already started looking into the Sudbury model and its philosophy of education. It is our belief that the more informed the student and their parents are, the better they are able to appreciate what choosing a Sudbury school means and be fully aware of what to expect. Our website offers many resources for further research, and we especially recommend watching the film Being and Becoming and reading the book Free to Learn.
2. Public Meeting
If you want to know more about the day-to-day life at our school you can come to one of our public meetings. At this stage, you will meet with members of the school who will help you understand its unique approach and the environment that is provided. It is natural for families to have questions and we are happy to answer! Our educational approach is very specific, and we strongly encourage all family members to come together on this visit or even possibly to organise several visits.
3. A two-week trial period
The next step is to organise a two-week trial period. For the new member, it is an opportunity to obtain all the information about the school and live the necessary experiences allowing them to make an informed choice regarding their integration into the Sudbury School community. For us, it is a time to see if the member will be able to become part of the school.
We accept entries throughout the year. If you are considering enrollment in September for the next school year, we recommend that your trial period take place this school year.
Trial period fee: 325€ for the first child, 250€ for the second child, 70€ for the third child.
If the two week trial period is considered a success by both the new student and the school the registration process can be finalized. This will mark the close of the registration process, the student will be considered a full member of the school and the adventure begins !