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  • Writer's pictureChristen Parker-Yarnal

The Role of Freedom in Education

Updated: Feb 18

The Role of Freedom in Education Education is a fundamental aspect of a child's development, shaping their future and providing them with the tools they need to succeed in life. However, traditional education systems often prioritize academic achievement over personal growth and self-discovery. At Miami Sudbury School, we believe in the power of freedom in education and the positive impact it can have on young minds. Our unique K-12 democracy provides a nontraditional learning environment where children are given the human and civil rights to explore and achieve their goals. Located in Miami, FL, our school operates within a mixed-age community that values respect, responsibility, and self-direction. We believe that by giving students the freedom to learn at their own pace and pursue their interests, they can truly thrive. One of the key aspects of our approach is encouraging children to play and actively participate in running the school. Play is a natural way for children to learn and explore the world around them. By allowing them the time and space to engage in unstructured play, we foster creativity, problem-solving skills, and social development. Through play, children can discover their passions and develop a love for learning that will stay with them throughout their lives. Another important aspect of our school is the emphasis on personal growth rather than forced academics. While traditional education systems often focus on standardized testing and rigid curriculum, we believe that true education goes beyond memorizing facts and figures. Our students have the freedom to pursue their interests and develop their unique talents. Whether it's art, music, science, or sports, we encourage our students to follow their passions and explore their potential. By embracing the role of freedom in education, we empower young minds to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners.


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