The Alliance for

Self-Directed Education

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Imagine what would happen if, instead of sending children to conventional schools where their natural ways of learning are curtailed, we provided them with the resources that would allow their curiosity, playfulness, and other natural ways of learning to flourish. That is Self-Directed Education (SDE): education that derives from the self-chosen activities and life experiences of the learner.

The Alliance for Self-Directed Education (ASDE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to normalizing and legitimizing Self-Directed Education, to make it available to everyone who seeks it. We invite you to join.

Organizational Members


Philly Free School logo3446 Madera Ave logoDivergent Labs logoBig Fish Learning Community logoHouston Sudbury School logoThe Learning Cooperatives logoFairhaven School logoCircle School logoOutschool logoRock Tree Sky logoLiberated Learners logoAgile Learning Centers logoOjo de Agua logoProject World School logoAbrome logoHudson Valley Sudbury School logoDida Academy logoCottonwood ALC logoAlder Commons logo