“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.”
We are a group of parents who are in the process of starting a Sudbury school in Hong Kong, which is modelled along the lines of Sudbury Valley School (“SVS”). Our goal is to create a community where children are respected as equals, where they are treated the way we expect to be treated ourselves and where they are free to pursue their own interests as long as they don’t interfere with the freedom of others to do the same. The experience at SVS has shown that children who are part of such a community will grow into independent, responsible citizens who are content, successful and passionate about life.