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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 São Paulo

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

Abrome

A year-round learning community where young people, age 5 to 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.

Bay State Learning Center

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

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.

CEREHARD

Re-Design ngo Resource Center for Holistic Education

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.

Cocreo Barcelona

A start-up group aiming to open an international Agile Learning Center in Barcelona in 2019.

Compass Centre for Self-Directed Learning

A Liberated Learners center that supports young people, age 9-18. Guided by an advisor, learners at Compass take responsibility for their own educations, envisioning and realizing their own goals at their own pace.

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.

D.C. Village Learning Cooperative

A learning center for children ages 3-14, dedicated to innovative learning, where children work at their own pace and follow their passions.

Dat School

A full-time learning center for children age 5-12. 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.

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.

GROW

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.

JP Green School

A learning community for homeschoolers, serving 30 children in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.

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.

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.

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.

Natural Learners

A K-12, mixed-age homeschool enrichment program using emergent curriculum and democratic decision making.

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.

North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens

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.

Open Connections

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

Open Doors for Teens

A center for teens, a member of the Liberated Learners Network, and a division of The Geek Group National Science Center.

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.

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.

Simply Sudbury

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

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 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 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.

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.

Yawp!

A place for families to connect, founded by fans of Self-Directed Education, run by volunteers, and open to all.

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.

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