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


JP Green School logoCottonwood ALC logoThe Learning Cooperatives logoDivergent Labs logoAgile Learning Centers logoWe Learn Naturally logoDida Academy logoProject World School logoLiberated Learners logoOutschool logoHudson Valley Sudbury School logoAbrome logoBig Fish Learning Community logoCircle School logoPhilly Free School logoLEARN Inc. logoAgile Learning Center NYC logo