1. Learn about the school

  • Review the information on this web-site about democratic/Sudbury school and the School at Kelly's Working Well Farm
  • Research self directed learning, there are plenty of resources identified on this web-site
  • Attend an informational session or open house

2. Come for a visit

  • Schedule a tour and meeting with the admission committee
  • Prospective students may attend the Spring Break Preview or one of the summer day camp preview weeks

3. Enroll

  • Fill out an enrollment application
  • Schedule a registration meeting
  • Make an initial deposit and arrangements for payment of the remainder of the tuition costs (may include a work exchange)

4. Start coming to school!

  • The first 4 weeks is a Practice Period after which the family and school will meet to make sure that  things are going well and all are ready to commit to enrollment for the rest of the year.


The School at Kelly's Working Well Farm does not use test scores or grades from previous schools as criteria for admission. We admit students if they, their parents and the school believe that the student will thrive here. Enrollment may happen throughout the year beginning with a four week Practice Period. If at the end of the Practice Period both the family and the school are satisfied that there is a good fit, the student will be enrolled for the year.

The School at Kelly's Working Well Farm welcomes children with or without special needs or giftedness and without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation and families without regard to composition.

School Admissions