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Co-ops & Resource Centers

Organizations that provide support, resources, and community for self-directed learners who are usually registered as homeschoolers.

ALC Copenhagen

et tilknytningsbaseret hjemmeunderviserfællesskab med rødder i den selvstyrede læring.

ALC Querétaro

Somos facilitadores, educadores, emprendedores, homeschoolers y algunos otros somos padres que estamos cambiando la educación para el siglo 21.

ALC São Paulo

The first Agile Learning Center in Brazil serving as a learning community for young people and adults.

Abot Tala

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

Alder Commons

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.

Alliance Area Home Educators

Serving Home School Families In NE Ohio Counties: Stark, Summit, Mahoning, Portage, Trumbull, Columbiana, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Wayne, & more...

Amber Colibri Center (ACC)

A holistic learning community that provides enriching, nature and play-based educational experience and stability of social environment for homeschooled children ages 5-10.

Anchorage Agile Learning Community

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.

Arcadia ALC

A self-directed learning co-op that’s working parent friendly.

Bay State Learning Center

A non-coercive environment for students ages 10-19, with no grades, tests, or specific curricular requirements.

BigFish Learning Community

A Liberated Learners center in Dover, New Hampshire, where youth are supported in leaving school and taking charge of their own learning.

Bloom Academy

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.

Bucks Learning Cooperative

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.

Bungalow Lane ALC

An Agile Learning Community in Fresno, California, dedicated to cultivating an environment that nurtures children’s natural desire to learn.


Re-Design ngo Resource Center for Holistic Education

Casa da Árvore

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.

Cascadia Learning Cooperative

A secular, choice-based education cooperative following the Agile Learning Center model, whose goal is to enrich learning and build community for homeschoolers, unschoolers, and self-directed learners of all ages in the Eugene/Springfield area.

Cedar Hill Open Learning

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.

Club "Libres enfants des Corbières"

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.

Coed Cariad Learning Community

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.

Cottonwood Cooperative, NYC

A learning cooperative where education is community-focused, democratic, nature-inspired, and project/play-based.

Creative Bridges

A self-directed learning center and summer camp in Evergreen, Colorado, for homeschoolers of all ages, who are given time and freedom to play and explore within a community of other young people, with support from knowledgeable, helpful adults.

Dat School

A full-time learning center for children age 4 and up. Part of ALC network.

Deep Root Center for Self- Directed Learning

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.

Dida Academy

A student-centered community for project-based learning through design and technology.

EPIC Life Learning Community

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.

East Kent Sudbury School

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.

Explora ALC

An Agile Learning Center in the form of a kindergarten for children between 2 and 6, an after-school for kids from 7 and up, and a center for unschooling families.

Free to Learn - Kids House

Unschooling SDE support group in an 84h rural old cork oaks forest, in south Portugal. International Community Village in nature. English/Portuguese. Four days a week. Ages 3-18. Sudbury inspired.

Full Circle Schooling

3-5 day per week program for registered homeschoolers that is fully mobile, with a field trip each day and learning through experiences.


A cooperative learning community rooted in the principles of Self-Directed Education & Natural Learning.

Houston AltED Co-Op

We are a learning cooperative of elementary aged homeschooled children. Our foundation is a parents’ facilitated hybrid of self-directed & progressive education.

Imagine Cooperative

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.

Komunitní Školy Holubníku

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.

La Fabrique Démocratique

A sudbury-inspired democratic school/community learning center/makerspace/coworking space/greenhouse in Boulogne-Billancourt.

La Maison Inspirée

A democratic school/community learning center/coworking space, welcoming children and their parents.

Latitude Learning Resources

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.

Learn Beyond The Book

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.

Learning in the Woods

Multi-age, year-round programs for free play in the forest, including summer camps and programs for toddlers and younger kids with caregivers.

Lilac ALC

An inclusive agile learning community serving homeschoolers in California’s Central Valley.


Project of a public Learning Centre for Democracy, Mindfulness and Self-direction in Luxembourg

Macomber Center

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.

Make-A-Space Coop

A self-directed education coop for registered homeschoolers in Nashville, TN.

Methodos eV

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.

Mid-Columbia Self-Directed Education Collaborative

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.

Mochicahui Self-Directed Learning Space

¡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!

Mont-Libre: Centre éducatif agile de Montréal

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.

Natural Creativity

An education center for students ages 4-17, focusing on developing creativity, compassion, and collaboration among young people and community members.

Nature Play ALC

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

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.

Ojo de agua - ambiente educativo

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

A learning community for youth, age 2-18, focused on process consciousness and partnership learning.


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.

POP Louisville

Self-Directed meetups for Louisville KY homeschool families. 3 days a week, 3 hours each day.

Pathfinder Community School

A self-directed learning community where students (age 5-14) are free to choose their daily activities; responsible for their choices, actions, and education; and empowered to participate in fair and transparent governance.

Princeton Learning Cooperative

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.

Raritan Learning Cooperative

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.

Raw Learning

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.

Real Life Agile Learning Center

A unique agile learning environment dedicated to supporting families who are exploring alternative and supplemental learning opportunities in Tampa Bay

Rock Tree Sky

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.

Rubik Agile School

an agile, self-directed learning community for children ages 6-13 who are enrolled in a school, homeschooling, or unschoolers.

SPARK Homeschool Co-op

A secular, diverse and inclusive community of homeschooling families that thrive in a self-directed learning environment.


This is a group of parents which supports each other in Self Directed Education by arranging regular meetings and activities.

Talking Stick Learning Center

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.

The Garden

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.

The Green House Education Project

Currently restructuring and working towards becoming an Agile Learning Centre (ALC), similar to how The Green House has been evolving since 2014.

The Hive

A community of home educated learners aged 6-12 who gather to explore and create together or alongside one another.

The Hub

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).

The Learning Co-op

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.

The Learning Community at Quest

Quest is a space dedicated to learning, discovery, fun, and creativity, for learners of all kinds, age groups, interests, and abilities.

Village Home Education Resource Center

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.

Wildwood ALC

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.

ZigZag ALC

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.

makED - Make Education

A sociocratic learning environment/school where we facilitate intrinsic motivation, as well as friendship, fun and fulfillment.

À Mon Rythme

A democratic school for young people ages 3-18. Support for students is provided voluntarily by parents.

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