Our vision is of an outstanding independent school, known for its excellent teachers, student-centered curriculum, engaged community and intentional outdoor programming. We are realizing this vision through our mission, which is to provide a challenging, progressive curriculum in a nurturing environment, so that students can become confident, enthusiastic learners and caring participants in their local and global communities.

Read more about our mission and vision and how it guides our school. Learn more about our educational philosophy and progressive education at Sussex.

In 2016 we completed a strategic planning process for our school.  Click here to see the results and see where our school is heading.


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"I went to Sussex for nine years and my experience still shapes the choices and decisions I make in my life today. Not only did I learn how to craft sentences and weave together memoirs and essays, but I also learned to appreciate the outdoors, embrace conflict, and rely on the support of others around me."

– Sophie Slotnick ’10