Updated 2022-07-12

Freedom Academy

Freedom Academy is a place where learning happens — intentionally, creatively, collaboratively, spontaneously, and without bounds.
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Address: 17 Juna Ave
City: Matina, Davao City
Country: Philippines


Freedom Academy is the first Self-Directed Learning Community and Agile Learning Center in Davao City, Philippines. Our facility is for families who believe that learning should not be confined to the four walls of a classroom, that children should be free to explore, play and pursue their interests at their own pace and in their own time, and with whomever they wish to share that experience. Simply put, self-directed education means that learners are in charge of how they spend their time and what they want to achieve.

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – Freedom provides the healthiest foundation for learning. Kids learn because they want to, not because they fear a failing grade, or a parent's reprimand, or society's scorn.
  2. Youth Autonomy – There are no curricular or academic requirements such as quizzes or exams -- unless requested by the child in their own pursuit of mastery and knowledge.
  3. Access to Tools and Technology(not answered)
  4. Adult Allies – Adults act as Facilitators whose role is to support, encourage and assist (but never to impose or force an agenda).
  5. Free Age Mixing(not answered)
  6. Community – As a community, we intentionally co-create and evolve a culture of social responsibility, where adults and children practice respect and consent.

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