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


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