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


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