West Cork Sudbury School is built on...
...that we are all unique learners and just need time to explore what interests us.
We respect ourselves, others and the world around us, celebrating a diversity of abilities and interests.
At WCSS students will have the freedom to follow their own path in learning and be given the space and opportunity to reach their full potential.
The school meeting nurtures a strong sense of responsibility to meet the needs of both the school community and those of the individual.
Our mission is to provide a space for
children and teens to grow and flourish;
where they experience their voices being
heard and valued and that they can be trusted
to be contributing members of their community.
By doing so they will have the tools
and foundation to become more content,
resilient and empowered members of society.
Listen to WCSS's first GRADUATE!
We are so proud of her and the places she will go!
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“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.”
“Our school is sociable, fun and allows for as much creativity that you have time for in one day.”
“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.”