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


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