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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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Democracy education needs democratic schools, schools that practice democracy by enabling pupils to produce knowledge together and with teachers, to critically assess it and take a position.
Co-decision by pupils and teachers, including on content, was seen as convincing in preparing students to become alert and active citizens. Participatory democracy needs participatory education.
Recommendations to national authorities:
Encourage different governance models of education using participation, co-decision and peer-learning as guidance.
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.