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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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23rd of January 2016 06:38 PM Link
A very short description of the Sudbury School Model. We differ from the model mainly in that we use consensus process for decision making (instead of voting) and we use a social contract combined with restorative justice principles (instead of a criminal justice system.) http://www.monarchvillagesudburyschool.org/new-page/
18th of January 2016 02:44 PM Link
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15th of January 2016 06:44 PM Link
Helping children explore themselves and the world around them is what we do.
7th of January 2016 01:19 PM Link
The original reason for founding The Tutorial School was to create a healthy place for children. To have the students and teachers relate in a healthy way, we needed to remove the power differential. That led to the formation of a school government to ensure human rights for the children.
29th of December 2015 10:05 PM Link
If one thinks critically and unencumbered by convention about education, one ends up at our doorstep.

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.