Co-ops & Resource Centers
Organizations that provide support, resources, and community for
“Labareja Interna” CampUs – “Learning that stems from an inner flare” With intentions of spreading the values of Self-directed learning. Unschooling&Community support. Learning projects combined with sustainable farm.Sudbury Summer schools.
Social support and group events in a secular setting for natural learning families of the 417 area.
et tilknytningsbaseret hjemmeunderviserfællesskab med rødder i den selvstyrede læring.
Centro de Aprendizagem Ágil voltado para aprendizes auto Dirigidos.
Somos facilitadores, educadores, emprendedores, homeschoolers y algunos otros somos padres que estamos cambiando la educación para el siglo 21.
The first Agile Learning Center in Brazil serving as a learning community for young people and adults.
A Liberated Learners center near Manila, Philippines, that helps young people direct their education outside of the conventional school system.
A Self-Directed Education learning community where people ages 5-19 come together to play and engage in “deep, meaningful, enduring learning experiences that allow them to lead remarkable lives” — free from coercion, hierarchy, and standardization
A full-time learning center for children age 4 and up. Part of ALC network.
A Liberated Learners Center offering mentoring, classes, and community.
Alder Commons is a community space where kids and adults alike can attend workshops & classes, and spend their time freely. Our Members are co-workers, makers, artists, and learners of all ages.
A thinking outside of the box conversation on how to create a different type of learning experience & environment for the future of our children and the community.
A nurturing, Self-Directed space with a mix of learners between ages 4 – 19 sharing an intimate space for maximum 25 full-time and part-time kids.
A cooperative, learner-centered, and self-directed community, rooted in a radical Black queer feminist politic.
An Agile Learning Center based just outside of Athens, GA supporting kids ages 5-14.
A free community workshop that provides maker education and technology to the public in a creative and inclusive environment.
A community that utilises a variety of approaches to promote self-directed learning and emotional well-being.
A non-coercive environment for students ages 10-19, with no grades, tests, or specific curricular requirements.
Berkshire Freedom Academy is the Berkshires first self-directed education center and community hub for all branches of the homeschooling umbrella but with a focus on self-direction.
An alternative education option for families in upstate South Carolina
A self-directed learning center for children ages 5-11, offering diverse, informal, and optional workshops taught by staff, parents, kids, and volunteers in the community.
Blue Bridge is an independent, Agile Learning Center located in Grand Rapids, MI. We provide Self-Directed Education in an environment that values liberation, social responsibility, and community.
A play-based homeschool coop.
A community for teenagers engaging in Self-Directed Education instead of attending conventional schools, to create a life and education based on their interests, strengths and goals.
An Agile Learning Community in Fresno, California, dedicated to cultivating an environment that nurtures children’s natural desire to learn.
Espacio para niños desescolarizados a partir de 6 años de edad, eventos, talleres, convivencia, asesorías y tutorías. Acompañamiento a padres homeschoolers
Re-Design ngo Resource Center for Holistic Education
A sudbury-inspired learning community made up of a team of adults and a group of children and teenagers from 4 to 18 years old, meeting Monday-Friday from 1:30-5:30 to collectively build a safe space for the free realization of each one’s potential.
Anarchist unschooling space for all ages.
At Cedar Hill Open Learning Community we strongly believe in protecting children’s rights in education. Here, your child is welcome to be whoever they want to be.
À plusieurs familles nous réfléchissons à une possibilité d’accueil d’enfants sur le principe de pédagogies actives non directives, avec une gouvernance de type école démocratique.
A nature based part time programme for ages 4 -14 in woodland. Free play, democratically run by the community and self-directed learning are our core characteristics.
Family-centered group whose members seek to support each other and augment our children’s educational and social enrichment opportunities in a supportive, nurturing, hands-on classroom environment. All classes are non-compulsory.
We are a learning community of families in Madrid
A learning cooperative where education is community-focused, democratic, nature-inspired, and project/play-based.
A self directed community with a particular focus on wellbeing and the creative arts
Cupola Academy is a secular, nonprofit organization that provides a supportive community-base for homeschooling families. CA offers full-day programs for young people(4-18) to attend 2 days a week in a collaborative and resource-rich environment.
We’re an experiential learning community near downtown Wake Forest, offering in person meetings for homeschoolers ages 5-12, family support, and community gatherings.
A facility within the Liberated Learners network with a mission to support young people who are struggling in traditional school for various reasons to rise out of that situation to take charge of their education.
A student-centered community for project-based learning through design and technology.
A space where learning is a collaborative, creative and self-determined activity.
We are a (start-up!) community for children of all ages and their grown-ups to get together to play, explore, learn, and socialize in community in Lake County, IN and Greater Chicago.
EPIC is an intentional learning community serving ages 4-18 by offering a rich, supportive space for children to thrive by empowering them to engage with their interests and the world around them.
Part-time Self-Directed, Democratic provision for Home Educated children aged 5-18. Aiming to become the first registered Independent School based on the Sudbury model in the UK.
Somos una comunidad comprometida con la transformación individual – colectiva a través de la autodirección.
A community and resource center based on the North Star model for youth ages 6-18. Embark is a member of the Liberated Learners network.
Empower Oceanside Unschooling Co-Op is for children of any age and their parents and,or caregivers. This is an opportunity to be in community weekly. For kids to engage in open-ended, child-led play and activities while the adults unlearn together.
The Espaço Voa is a living environment where families, educators, collaborators, and children are given tools to move between self-knowledge, transformation, and connection. Our goal is developing creative potential inside each one.
Explora ALC is a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) organization committed to igniting the fire of curiosity in all people, radically shifting the way we think about learning, education and what it means to be in community. We support learners ages 4-18.
An Agile Learning Community for self-directed learners ages 5-19.
An open agile learning space for Self-Directed Education.
Centro de Aprendizaje Ágil. Colectivo de familias por la educación autodirigida. Asesoramiento a las familias y servicio personalizado.
A cooperative learning community rooted in the principles of Self-Directed Education & Natural Learning.
Democratic SDE community for ages 6-12 based in an adventure playground, with an emphasis on play and consent, trusting the balance between autonomy & solidarity.
An inclusive group for anyone in and around the Greater Vancouver BC area who homeschools, unschools, or homelearns with their kid; is a homeschooled kid; or is interested in homeschooling or learning more about it.
An interest-driven co-learning environment for tweens where Children, Young Adults, and Adults have equal human rights.
We are a learning cooperative of elementary aged homeschooled children. Our foundation is a parents’ facilitated hybrid of self-directed & progressive education.
A space in Corvallis, OR where kids are empowered to learn what, when, and how they want; gathering as a group in public locations 1-5 days a week.
Located in Fairview, Texas, ILA supports teens/tweens to be successful self-directed learners so they can thrive in school and in life.
Intentional community of life-learning families committed to discovering, growing and enjoying life together while educating our children. Founded 2007.
Established in 2023 as the nation’s first and only bilingual center, offers liberatory education for all amidst the serene mountain landscape, empowering learners to explore and grow in a truly immersive environment.
A space where children can meet other children and play together in a free environment, learn to be in relationships outside the family and inspire each other. The program is co-created by children. For ages 5-12.
A sudbury-inspired democratic school/community learning center/makerspace/coworking space/greenhouse in Boulogne-Billancourt.
A democratic school/community learning center/coworking space, welcoming children and their parents.
Somos una Comunidad de Aprendizaje y Diversidad Cultural que sostiene su filosofìa con base en el Aprendizaje Autodirigido haciendo uso de herramientas ágiles para su construcción y permanente evolución.
A Self-Directed Learning Center for ages 5 and up, where deep learning happens naturally and self-motivation grows, along with care and respect for others.
A NH based homeschool learning center, Latitude’s focus is enrichment classes and community activities that support the needs, interests, and abilities of our students in single interest or cross-curricular areas.
Resource center providing a-la-carte classes and events that students choose in locations in LA County, from preschool age through high school. Also provides a community for homeschoolers and coaching and training to help families understand SDE.
Liberated Kids is a an SDE community for BIPOC kids in Oakland, California that uses agile tools and meets Monday to Thursday.
Liberty SDLC is a full-time and flexible conventional school alternative program for ages 5-18.
A self-directed learning center for teens.
An inclusive agile learning community serving homeschoolers in California’s Central Valley.
Self-Directed education enrichment center at the beautiful River School Farm alongside the Truckee River in Reno, NV, that welcomes curious minds to pursue their individual interests, and encourages development of unique strengths. Ages 8-18.
Project of a public Learning Centre for Democracy, Mindfulness and Self-direction in Luxembourg
A self-directed learning community for children of all ages. We are a fully staffed drop-off center which runs from 9am to 5pm, five days a week.
A self-directed education coop for registered homeschoolers in Nashville, TN.
Cairo Based Self-Directed Learning Community
A group of young people who have come together to prepare themselves for the Abitur. They run the organization democratically and have hired teachers to support and stand by them.
MCSDE supports families in empowering children and teens to take the lead in their own education by exploring their interests and the world around them using the vast amount of tools and resources available throughout their community.
¡Un espacio para el aprendizaje autodirigido de niños, jóvenes y adultos! ¡Un espacio para crear, probar, experimentar y de mucho juego libre! ¡Un lugar para explorar y aprender conectados con la naturaleza!
Un centre éducatif agile pour les jeunes de 8 à 18 ans pratiquant l’éducation à domicile qui s’inspire des écoles libres et du unschooling. An agile educational center for young people aged 8 to 18. Inspired by free schools and unschooling.
An education center for students ages 4-17, focusing on developing creativity, compassion, and collaboration among young people and community members.
A co-parenting club and non-formal education collective, based in northern Athens, Greece, hosting regular trainings, pop-up events and camps to help nurture a pioneering Agile Learning Community in the outdoors of North Evia.
NatureGlo’s eScience Unschool is an online eLearning center offering weekly personalized unschool parent and student coaching for struggling homeschoolers wanting to transition to unschooling.
A center in Sunderland, MA that supports teenagers to find ways to learn and excel outside of conventional middle school and high school. A Liberated Learners member center.
A self-directed learning community serving New Braunfels, TX and surrounding communities
Inclusive, secular homeschool group, welcoming unschoolers and life learners.
A place where children and young people can choose how to satisfy their own interests in a self-directed, ecological, holistic, democratic and respectful atmosphere.
Open Connections’ mission is to help young people and adults develop the tools and skills needed to create the life they want. Contact us to join our community and participate in our programs for youth ages 4 through 18.
A summer camp, school start-up, and training center for SDE parents & facilitators, centered around the eight pillars of connection, trust, self-management, play, democracy, agility, inclusiveness and holism. Locations in Ghent and Mortsel.
Self-Directed meetups for Louisville KY homeschool families. 3 days a week, 3 hours each day.
An alternative to school designed to facilitate and promote self-directed learning and the creative use of technical skills, run by a makerspace.
At Passages Centre we mentor youth to self-direct their education and create a personalized learning experience–an alternative to mainstream school. We’re a community for youth to dive deep into interests, hobbies and online courses
Pathfinders Academy offers inquiry-led STEAM learning experiences for K-5 homeschooling, charter, and unschooling families in Ventura County. We provide interactive, child-centered, evidence-based learning in a safe, fun, social atmosphere.
Un espacio de educación autodirigida, donde los niños vienen a aprender a su ritmo, según sus intereses y acompañados con amor.
A community of teenagers engaging in Self-Directed Education instead of attending conventional schools, to create a life and education based on their interests, strengths and goals.
A community of teenagers engaging in Self-Directed Education instead of attending conventional schools, to create a life and education based on their interests, strengths and goals.
A supportive space for homeschooling and unschooling families to learn through living, develop true friendships and build community.
A place for children to come together using their own curiosity as a guide for what they will discover next. Facilitators act as adult mentors to support deeper investigation into the specific interests of each child.
A space to De-Colonize and Re-Imagine ourselves and our learning.
A unique agile learning environment dedicated to supporting families who are exploring alternative and supplemental learning opportunities in Tampa Bay
A K-12 learning community where youth have the freedom and responsibility to direct their education with the support of caring adults, in a dynamic open-walled environment.
an agile, self-directed learning community for children ages 6-13 who are enrolled in a school, homeschooling, or unschoolers.
A secular, diverse and inclusive community of homeschooling families that thrive in a self-directed learning environment.
A group to promote student-directed education in San Diego, through organizing powerful campaigns and building solidarity economies. Working to build a student-directed learning center for teens based on the North Star / Liberated Learners model.
The Santa Barbara Free School is a self-directed and democratic program for homeschool students based in Santa Barbara, California.
A liberating alternative to school and self-directed education community for youth that honors children’s innate intelligences and ways of learning while engaging in community.
Spectrum is a community for living fully and creating a healthy world. One of our major long-term goals is to create an alternative to school for young people that is a superior way to live and learn.
A Summerhill-inspired learning center for unschoolers ages 6-15+
Self-directed, topic-based programs for homeschoolers held on 55 acres of nature parkland. Talking Stick provides a safe and supportive space that respects the individual and nurtures children’s innate curiosity and desire to learn.
A community of homeschoolers ages 3 -18, with a K-12 program and a Field & Forest Outdoor Preschool program.
The Cabin and the Lodge are consent-based, self-directed learning communities for home educated young people.
We are a mixed-age, self-directed education community practicing autonomy, consent, and connection. Young people ages 5-18 unschooling together on a farm and in the forest.
A place for unschooling families to plan and host events, and to build connections for children and parents.
Agile Learning Center Startup in the Tri-Cities, WA.
The Garden is an evidence-based, democratic community for children in Bristol, UK. We prioritise the emotional well-being and social skills of children, through an unconditional approach and horizontal communication. Learning is self-directed.
Currently restructuring and working towards becoming an Agile Learning Centre (ALC), similar to how The Green House has been evolving since 2014.
A Liberated Learners center in Springfield, Oregon, where youth are supported in leaving school and taking charge of their own learning. Fall 2019 update: on hiatus
The Hub brings together customized learning and community. It currently provides online programming and support for children ages 9 to 12 and their parents. The plan is to grow into an all-ages co-learning/co-working space (online and in person).
A mixed-age cooperative learning program that promotes and supports self-directed education and democratic decision-making as an option for all learners and all families.
Quest is a space dedicated to learning, discovery, fun, and creativity, for learners of all kinds, age groups, interests, and abilities.
Thickets is a place-based learning community for self-directed young people ages 5 – 8 in Montpelier, Vermont. Each day evolves differently and is created collectively as we explore forests, parks and city.
Udesya Learning Club is a community of free learners inspired on Sudbury Valley
We provide experiential education to self-directed students aged 8+. Our model is emergent and adaptive; our priority is to develop our inner compass—our Unarvu—as we navigate our learning journey within a supportive learning collective.
A group of parents that are working on opening an unschool type of community center in San Antonio, Texas.
An inclusive homeschooling support community with campuses in Beaverton, NE Portland, and Salem, offering a variety of elective classes, activities, and other resources for homeschooling and unschooling families.
Self-Directed Nature-Based Programming
A home-based learning & development center focused on creating whole food, whole families, whole children, whole communities & a whole world.
An Agile Learning Community and a nonprofit program for homeschoolers ages 7-17 in the Boone, NC area who wish to engage in collaborative, self-directed learning experiences within a supportive multi-age environment.
A homeschool co-op in Wilmington, NC, which promotes self-directed education through use of ALC tools.
We’re a group of ~15 families that meet at East Bay parks every weekday from 9:15am – 4pm to support self-directed education for our kids (ages 5 to 11). We’re currently open to enrolling a small number of additional families.
A self-directed, agile learning school in Asheville, NC. We do unschooling in community, with compassion, and in the service of creating a new culture based on power-with instead of power-over.
A sociocratic learning environment/school where we facilitate intrinsic motivation, as well as friendship, fun and fulfillment.
A democratic school for young people ages 3-18. Support for students is provided voluntarily by parents.
We are a Sudbury-inspired learning community for kids 6-18.
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