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


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