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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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August 2016 Newsletter
17th of August 2016 12:21 PM Link
If you have not seen the Summerhill drama, it is worth watching as much for an insight into democratic schools as it is for pure enjoyment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxngqMavda0&feature=share
6th of August 2016 05:49 AM Link
At The Tutorial School, we consider it polite to say, "excuse me" after burping... unless everyone laughs. Then we all have a laugh and get on with our day, grateful for the comic interlude. On a more serious note, children should not be punished for being children. We deal with conflicts with restorative justice rather than criminal justice.
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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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.