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


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