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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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3rd of July 2017 12:11 PM Link
Food for thought. After 48 years at Sudbury Vally School, Mimsy Sadofsky has an interesting perspective on what children do at schools like The Tutorial School.
5th of June 2017 11:08 PM Link
23rd of May 2017 08:24 PM Link
Congratulations to Gus H.Tuttle! May 22nd, 2017
A wonderful and moving Thesis Defence/Graduation.

Graduation Process at the TTS is a process of learning to search the self and articulate what is found. All the steps in this process must be completed without omission or prodding. This is the student's responsibility and will show that he or she is truly ready to graduate. The aspirants present and defend the theses to an audience of students, faculty, families and friends.
The main requirements for the graduation are a demonstration of the following:
1. The graduate is aware that he or she is in charge of his or her life.
2. The graduate is aware of being responsible for his or her actions.
3. The graduate is aware of his or her major emotional issues.
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22nd of May 2017 08:50 PM
Gus’ senior project: A Historical Comparison of the Two World Wars
18th of May 2017 08:20 PM Link
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. It magnifies all human emotions. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before! Stuff your eyes with wonder! You don’t have to be rich to travel well.Travel is the thing you buy that makes you richer. A new vigor to the mind.
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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.