Clearview Sudbury School

Providing Self-Directed Education in Austin since 2009

Our School

One of the oldest alternative schools in Austin, Clearview has been serving K-12 self-directed learners since 2009. Our school meets in rented classroom space adjacent to 19-acre Patterson Park, which we consider our extended campus. We also have access to shared church campus facilities such as a commercial kitchen, performance spaces and private office space for students to use.

Location: 1507 Wilshire Blvd. Austin, TX 78722

Telephone: (512) 524-0085


School Hours: M-F, 9am – 4pm

A Compassionate, Supportive Environment

This mode of learning looks very different from other school models. Children, young adults, and adults all share the same comfortable space, pursuing their activities individually and in groups. Through the back doors is our small back yard, beyond which is our expansive 19 acre extended campus, Patterson Park.

Participatory Democracy Among Equals

By participating in a working democracy, students develop the ability to make clear, logical arguments and learn how to deal with complex, ethical issues.

Everyone in the community has an equal vote on rules, budgeting, staff elections, and all other facets of running the school. Students develop the ability to make clear, logical arguments and learn how to deal with complex, ethical issues. Most of these duties and meetings are voluntary, but there is one democratic meeting–the Judicial Committee–that everyone is routinely required to attend.

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At the heart of our method are the beliefs that all interests and work have equal value and that children, like all people, learn best when focusing on what interests them. Within the bounds of the school rules, students are free to pursue any activity they choose.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Clearview Sudbury School does not discriminate for admissions or employment based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, religion, disability, national origin or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, and any other administered programs and activities.


Our campus was closed through the worst of the pandemic, but we settled on a plan to return to school safely starting with the 2021-2022 school year, which included capped enrollment. We welcome you to contact us to find out if there is space available.