Arts & Ideas Sudbury School, the only democratic school in Baltimore, is happy to be back home with friends in Hamilton for a year while looking for their forever home. The school, founded by two professors from the neighborhood of Arcadia, spent last year in Mt. Washington where it had moved to find room to grow. The aging St. John's building, where the school was located, went on the market in June and the school community voted to return to the Church of the Messiah. Arts & Ideas, a school for students ages 5 to 18, opened in 2008 and spent its first five years at the Harford and White location. It is one of two Sudbury Schools in Maryland. The Sudbury model of education was started in 1968 in Framingham, MA. Arts & Ideas currently has 48 students, which is near capacity at the Messiah location, so the school is continuing its search for a location where it can grow and put down long-term roots. The school community will vote on a location later this year, and students are part of the decision-making process. Meanwhile, Arts & Ideas is happy to be back at the beautiful Messiah location that we enjoyed for so many years.
Upcoming Open Houses for learning more about Arts & Ideas and the Sudbury model of education: November 8, January 10, February 7 and April 11 from 11:00 to 2:00.
This past August the school was also featured on the front page of the Baltimore Sun: