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


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