Announcement for 2022/2023 School Year

We want to inform you that we will not be holding school this fall. We have put as much effort in as we are able to find a new location and with the market as it is, we have not had any luck finding something suitable. We are not dissolving the corporation at this time so we can continue our search. If you paid the intent to to enroll and have not yet received your refund, please contact us at info@alpinevalleyacademy.org. Please check back for updates and Thank you for all your support. 


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Who We Are…

We are a non-profit self-directed school and the only school based on the Sudbury Model in Utah. At Alpine Valley Academy, children are empowered to take responsibility and use their freedoms in order to lead the most extraordinary life. Read More…

What We Need…

Sadly we were unable to reach our goal to raise enough money to purchase the land we have called home for the past four years, but we are still trying to raise money so that we can reinstate our incredible school once we are able to secure a new location Read More…

And Why…

Self-directed learning is the future of education and your donation will. We empower students with freedom and responsibility to fully govern themselves, manage their own time, and thrive in an environment where they are joyful in learning. We support children in becoming independent, highly functioning human beings who are unique individuals and resourceful problem-solvers. Read More…

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Who We Are…

Alpine Valley Academy (AVA) is a non-profit 501(c)3, K-12 school which serves families who understand how important it is for students to develop independence at a young age and take responsibility for themselves and their education throughout their developing years. We have families who are willing to drive over an hour to give their children access to this amazing environment and we offer significantly reduced tuition based on financial need in order to help keep this style of education available to all children. This is a proven model of education that has been in practice for over 50 years (see Sudbury Valley School in Framingham, MA) and we are the only school based on the Sudbury Model in the entire state of Utah.

What We Need…

Sadly we were unable to reach our original goal in order to purchase the property we called home for four years after finding out it was to be sold, but we are still trying to raise money in order to reinstate our school at a new location. Please help us raise money in order to allow children the access to this incredible model of education and give us the opportunity to help our school live on. 100% of  donations will be used to buy or lease a location where our school will continue to thrive as the only truly self-directed school in Utah!

Why You Should Help Us….

Our school is growing and we’re passionate about having our school continue and providing this freedom-based model of education to students of all socio-economic backgrounds. Your donation will help us facilitate the continued growth and development of our amazing students, and many new students who are hoping to attend.  It is evident that self-directed learning is the future of education and needs to be more widely available. Coercive forms of education are resulting in many students who don’t enjoy learning and are ill-prepared for life after school. The children of Utah (and everywhere) need a viable option.  Sitting in desks and being told what to do all day is often detrimental to student confidence, innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness. The State of Utah currently has over 880 public district schools and 174 private schools. We are the only school in Utah, literally 1 in over 1000, that empowers children with freedom and responsibility to fully govern themselves, manage their own time, and thrive in an environment where they are happy and joyful in learning.

AVA is modeled after our own US Constitution, with Executive, Judicial, and Legislative bodies. Each member of the school plays an active role in the daily operations of the school. Every school council member (students and staff alike) have an equal vote in the meetings and all have opportunities to take on leadership roles. There is no hierarchy of subjects, all learning is respected and valued. There are no required tests, grades, or homework. Failure and success are self-assessed and failure is seen as an opportunity to be persistent or innovative in one’s approach. When failure is seen as a positive step toward planned goals, success is inevitably achieved. Our students motivate themselves, choose to use their time in the most rewarding way for them,  and hold each other accountable to keep the community running smoothly. 

At AVA, adults don’t coerce, control, take over, or tell students every  step they should take. We don’t believe that there is only one right answer, or one way to learn. At AVA, we support children in becoming independent, highly functioning human beings who are unique individuals and resourceful problem-solvers. The students at AVA are empowered to be their truest selves and they learn what it takes to develop an idea, commit to it, and make it come to life. They are ready to step into the rest of their lives full of vigor and confidence, knowing how to navigate the real world and achieve even the wildest of dreams.


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