About Chagrin Valley School
Chagrin Valley School is a full-time, self-directed learning, inclusive program run by child-led democracy for ages 5-18. We aim to create a safe space for all children where teaching and learning naturally emerge from the child’s own curiosity, interactions and exploration.
The program is based on the principles that a child’s best guide is their own free will and that being part of a true democracy helps develop respect, accountability, and responsibility. Our goal is to help our children grow and flourish, and to create their own meaningful and satisfying lives