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


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