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


Big Fish Learning Community logoPhilly Free School logoCircle School logoRock Tree Sky logoFairhaven School logoThe Learning Cooperatives logoDivergent Labs logoAlder Commons logoAgile Learning Centers logoAbrome logoCottonwood ALC logoLiberated Learners logoHouston Sudbury School logoOjo de Agua logoProject World School logo3446 Madera Ave logoSage Family logoHudson Valley Sudbury School logo