Life is not standardized, so why should schools be?

Glacier Lake School is Montana's first, and only, truly self-directed, democratic school. We are a nonprofit school which has been approved as a 501(c)(3)  organization. 

Our school is based on democratic free models from  around the world, including Sudbury Valley School in Massachusetts, and Summerhill in the UK. 

We trust children to take full control of their own lives and learning, with a focus on the person, not their test scores.

This highly successful approach gives children the skills needed for the world around them and helps them to be confident, happy and successful members of society.