• KC Sudbury School

Building a dream requires a team, or a hive.


In Honeybee Democracy, author Thomas D. Seeley, invites us to learn from these essential pollinators. "...honeybees stake everything on a process that includes the collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and [consent] building."

"Honeybees work collaboratively toward a single aim, delegate tasks, and make decisions by consent," writes John Buck in his book, We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy.


At the Kansas City Sudbury School we are working to build an organization that is inspired and governed by these principles, through a democratic process known as sociocracy. As a democratic school we want to truly embody the best practices of democracies from around the world. Sociocracy, or democratic governance by consent, is a mindful and equitable process for effective collaboration. Learn more here.

The KC Sudbury School will have many circles practicing sociocracy.

  • The Board of Directors

  • The School Meeting [SM] (all students and staff)

  • Restorative Circle [RC] (problem-solving and reconciliation practices)

  • Parent Circle

  • Staff Circle

  • Youth Circle

  • Plus others that will be created to support youth driven projects and businesses, as needed.

We are building a school like no other! Our inspirations are more than ideals, we are a community of practice.

  • Sudbury Model School

  • Sociocracy

  • Anti-racism

  • Trauma-informed Resilience Culture

  • Equity Economics

Sign up for one of our upcoming events to learn more about the school of the future.



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