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


3446 Madera Ave logoHudson Valley Sudbury School logoDivergent Labs logoSage Family logoAbrome logoBig Fish Learning Community logoRock Tree Sky logoHouston Sudbury School logoAgile Learning Centers logoProject World School logoCottonwood ALC logoOjo de Agua logoFairhaven School logoLiberated Learners logoThe Learning Cooperatives logoPhilly Free School logoAlder Commons logo