In the Jerusalem Sudbury School (Democratic) students from preschool through high school are free to explore the world, each at their own pace and in their own way. The students initiate their own activities, and through these activities acquire basic skills, learn to take responsibility, set priorities, allocate resources and to work with others in a supportive and vibrant community.
Students enjoy full intellectual freedom and free interaction with other students and staff. Through responsibility for themselves and to the democratic management of school they acquire the necessary tools for managing their lives successfully.
The Jerusalem Sudbury School was founded in 2002. It is located in Mekor Chaim in Talpiot. The school has about 80 students aged 5-18. There is no division into classes.
The school follows the Sudbury Valley model that was founded in 1968. Graduates of this model of school have served in the military, are college graduates, completed national service, pre-military programs and various jobs.
For more information on the Sudbury method of democratic education, see their website: www.sudval.org