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The Tutorial School is an educational community dedicated to the development of independent, responsible students, prepared with life skills that encourage and sustain a thoughtful, successful, and meaningful life.

We are an independent, alternative, democratic school for ages 6–19 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offering an education based on freedom, trust, and self-governance.

Since 1982, The Tutorial School has filled a vital need in the community, helping children become happy, effective, functional adults.

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14th of July 2016 07:27 PM Link
The Tutorial School putting in a presence at the Annual General Meeting of the European Union Democratic Education Community in Mikkeli, Finland.
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13th of May 2016 06:07 PM Link
Our students' first attempt. More to come.
7th of May 2016 01:44 PM Link
Finland has incorporated many of the policies that we use at The Tutorial School: No homework (unless requested), more time to play, and most importantly, concern about emotional health. We will be visiting Finland's schools this summer to see first hand how things are done there.
19th of April 2016 08:10 PM Link
12th of April 2016 05:47 PM Link
Sudbury Valley School was a great inspiration to The Tutorial School. The main differences are that we use Consensus Process to make decisions at our meeting and our Grievance Committee (instead of Judicial Committee) uses Restorative Justice.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Tutorial School is a nonprofit corporation that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, national or ethnic origin, sex, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational, admissions, scholarship and financial aid policies, in management, or in any their programs and policies administered by my school.