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Welcome!

West Cork Sudbury School is built on...

Trust

...that we are all unique learners and deserve time to explore what interests and motivates us.

Respect

We respect ourselves, others and the world around us, celebrating a diversity of abilities and interests.

Freedom

At WCSS students will have the freedom to follow their own educational path and be given the space, time and support to reach their goals.

Responsibility

The school meeting nurtures a strong sense of responsibility to meet the needs of both the group and those of the individual.

We envision a space that empowers children and teens to take responsibility for their own education in a democratic community that is just, equitable and fair, where their voices matter and they are supported by caring staff members in a safe environment.

We envision West Cork Sudbury School as an example of good practice towards a future where, no matter our abilities or age, we have something valuable to offer and are appreciated as unique individuals.
Listen to WCSS's first GRADUATE!

 

We are so proud of her and the places she will go!

About Us

Read about our Core Values & meet the staff & founders of West Cork Sudbury School!

Support

Learn about different ways to support WCSS.

Let's create together!

Admissions

Learn about the admissions process and how to start your journey at WCSS!

FAQ

Find answers to the most

frequently asked questions.

Or ask us directly -

we are happy to answer!

Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Due to the often private and sensitive information shared in our testimonials, we keep them anonymous. If you should need verification of a testimonial, please contact us!

Parent

“Since joining the Sudbury School last year my daughter (age 11) has become more empowered to be herself and more confident when speaking with people she doesn't know. She has joined in with many clubs and committees in the school and has learned good group skills and leadership skills. The school gives her a great sense of belonging in a thriving community.

West Cork Sudbury school has been a beacon of hope and a light to the future for our family.”

 

January 2021

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Student

“Our school is sociable, fun and allows for as much creativity that you have time for in one day.”

October 2021

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Parent

 “My son is autistic. His struggles with school were overwhelming and he had completely disengaged with his learning in his final year of primary school, due to bullying and social isolation. Despite being highly intelligent he could not learn in the school environment which did not meet his needs to follow his own interests and to move about. Heading to school in the morning became an ongoing battle and school refusal became the norm. He was begging me to home-school but due to living rurally and my work schedule I did not feel that I could give him the social experiences he would need to thrive. He started at WCSS in 2022 and everyone who knows him has commented on how much he has changed. He is happy and confident, has made many friends and is pursuing his own interests with huge enthusiasm and most importantly he loves going to school and learning every day.”

May 2023

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