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


3446 Madera Ave logoLiberated Learners logoAbrome logoBig Fish Learning Community logoCircle School logoSage Family logoAlder Commons logoCottonwood ALC logoHudson Valley Sudbury School logoPhilly Free School logoAgile Learning Centers logoOjo de Agua logoProject World School logoDivergent Labs logoRock Tree Sky logoHouston Sudbury School logoFairhaven School logoThe Learning Cooperatives logo