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Local SDE Groups
Groups of SDE-aligned parents, facilitators, and advocates who meet regularly, in person, to share support and information about SDE and/or to organize local SDE advocacy projects.
A group for the NE Ohio and surrounding area for unschoolers to discuss unschooling, find each other, plan events and activities, and support on the local level.
A group to share ideas and provide encouragement for homeschoolers in Al Ain, UAE. Members of this group come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a broad spectrum of education philosophies, parenting viewpoints, and religious views.
A group for Alabama families that lean toward unschooling methods of educating their children.
The Sacramento Area’s Self-Directed Education Local Group
A secular and inclusive group for Anchorage area unschoolers and homeschoolers.
A varied group of actively unschooling families (radical and not) in Arkansas.
Support group for unschoolers and homeschoolers in the Asheville, NC area. It’s a great place to organize and plan meetups, play dates, hiking trips, etc.
A group of parents, school leaders and involved adults meeting every 3 months to create community and support each other in the intersection of SDE and Social Justice
A group to provide opportunities for Unschooling (or natural learning, or child-directed learning) families to meet up and support each other online and in person.
A place for Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC-area unschooling parents and teens to share ideas and get support for unschooling. This is also a place for local folks who are interested in unschooling to learn more about it.
A group created to foster community among unschooling families in Austin. This is a space for sharing information, organizing meet-ups, discussing relevant topics, and supporting one another.
A place for conversation and resources about unschooling, natural learning, child-led learning and all that jazz in the Blue Ridge, founded in 1998.
The Unschooling Hub of Barrie, Ontario! A place to freely share your unschooling adventures, plan meet ups, post resources and gain support in this local unschooling community.
A group for people who are actively unschooling, interested in unschooling, or interested in hanging out with unschooling families. We provide online support for each other, and share & create interesting local opportunities, events, and activities.
Self-directed learners in Berlin meet up twice a month at an open learning space called Die Lernwerkstatt.
Page for unschooling families on the Big Island to share information, ideas, events, and activities, and meet other unschooling families!
A diverse group of fun, friendly, welcoming unschoolers and gentle homeschoolers in the Sacramento area. Our active membership includes families with children ranging in age from infants to teens.
Our goal is to have many options for unschoolers in Pinellas County to get together; including park days, family potlucks, holiday gatherings, project days, and more.
We are parents of kids who we have opted out of school. We choose to homeschool / home educate / design our own education / unschool / learn from life.
A group of Brisbane based families that meet every Tuesday and Thursday to share our passions and learn from each other in practicing respectful, non-coercive communication, unschooling, natural learning, deschooling, and gentle parenting.
Facebook page for unschoolers and life learners in Calcutta. Also a WhatsApp group you can ping the number to be added to.
A group for families interested in the homeschooling philosophy of unschooling in the Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Medford, Belmont area to exchange ideas, plan meet ups, etc.
A group for local homeschoolers and unschoolers where we can connect, get to know each other better, share ideas, ask and answer questions, post local events and community activities, plan get-togethers and play groups.
A place for unschooling families from the Chicago area to plan meet-ups and outings, share inspiration, and just generally feel at home.
An inclusive, secular group dedicated to the unschooling community in central Ohio. Our driving force is the mission to support, encourage and trust our teens as they follow their hearts and explore their interests.
A social group that includes unschoolers as well as homeschoolers who regularly meet for exploration, fun and adventure.
A place for Dayton area families to connect with each other and grow in their unschooling journey.
Denver, CO and surrounding area unschooling families will come here to connect, ask questions, share learning opportunities, offer support and encouragement and network about how to best live a joyful life free from school.
Group in the Denver metro area for all homeschoolers regardless of their homeschooling philosophy or spiritual beliefs. We hope to help provide support, friendship and group activities.
An inclusive group for anyone in the Denver-metro and Boulder area who is currently unschooling, considering unschooling, or just in love with the philosophy and wants to connect with other unschoolers in the region.
Facebook support group which offers opportunities for gatherings, including a book club, for unschooling families in the Douglas County area of Colorado.
This groups serves the collective California East Bay to increase awareness of Self-Directed Education for local area families. Interested educators, administrators, policy makers and change […]
Ask questions about unschooling in TN, meetup with other local unschoolers, and get recommendations for resources related to unschooling.
A group for unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Southern Delaware.
Formed in 1990, EHSMT our group mission is to support and encourage home-educating families that openly embrace diversity. Always feel free to share relevant information or ask questions.
This group is for the natural learning community here in Edmonton! Basically just a place for like-minded people to come together and discuss things we encounter in our journey of educating our own kids.
A meet-up group for unschooling-compatible families in the Greater Houston area. Our purpose in creating this group is to enrich and expand our lives within a secure community of supportive families.
A space to provide support, encouragement, resources, and ideas for families in the greater Charlotte area who adhere to and embrace self-directed education (SDE).
A place for all Fort Wayne Unschoolers to connect, seek advice, and share life and learning experiences.
In dieser Gruppe können Fragen zum Freilernen in der Praxis diskutiert werden.
A group for homeschooling families to plan events, co-ops, classes, or recreation dates in the Winchester and surrounding areas. We are happy to host questions, discuss and share notes. We honor all types of homeschooling styles.
A supportive community for unschoolers in Georgia.
Meetups for gifted unschoolers in the greater Los Angeles area. All unschoolers and radical unschoolers welcomed. We discuss gifted issues, unschooling philosophies and respectful parenting.
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.
A group for for pursuing and exploring unschooling ideas as well as having events that are experience based and easily child led instead of curriculum based, in and around Greensboro, NC.
HUGS is an inclusive all ages, babies to adults, play day that honors diversity in all its forms and expressions, seeks to find commonalities, and provides support for families wherever they are in their exploration of homeschooling and unschooling.
A place to create awareness and connection for families who are living an Unschooling/Life Learning/Natural Learning life in Hawke’s Bay.
A group for parents currently, formerly, or who are considering homeschooling their children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Lets start questioning school system and build new one for Curious kids!
A secular group of unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in the Twin Cities south metro suburbs.
A group created for all of us unschooling, worldschooling or homeschooling in Portugal to share ideas, make connections or arrange meet ups socially.
Group for anyone who is a homeschooled student in China or interested in homeschooling in China. Let’s share our experience, make friends, help each others and start a community!
A supportive, welcoming, and inclusive homeschool community for homeschooling families in and around the London, Ontario area.
A group for homeschooling and unschooling families that reside in the state of Washington who are seeking community or for those that simply have questions.
The purpose of this group is to foster in person connections and real friendships. We welcome all homeschoolers/unschoolers that are currently homeschooling/unschooling in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas or are getting ready to start!
Somos un grupo de familias que educamos a nuestros hijos sin escuela en la Comunidad de Madrid.
Este grupo es para compartir experiencias en la educación que se lleva a cabo en casa como homeschooling o unschooling o en escuelas alternativas en Xalapa.
Houston’s largest Unschooling group. With an active Facebook page and regular in-person events, it is a great resource for local unschooling families.
This group is for parents in Illnois who choose to homeschool or utilize child led learning (better known as unschooling) to support & help one another with ideas, advice, resources, and encouragement.
A place for families who are unschooling in Illinois to connect, share, inspire, and play.
A group of unschoolers of different lifestyles, beliefs, & cultures who are committed to being lovingly inclusive to all. We organize park days, field trips, clubs, & meetups and we hope you’ll join us.
A Facebook group specifically for Unschooling in Ireland.
This is a group for people in the area of Ithaca NY who are, or are interested in, homeschooling. It is non-sectarian and inclusive, and all varieties of homeschooling are welcome.
Natural learners of the Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge, Ontario, Canada area.
Facebook group connecting like-minded KS families as well as hosting/attending events based on the interests of members both young and old!
Group for those that unschool or radically unschool in the West Houston/Katy area. We also welcome those wanting to learn more about the unschooling philosophy.
Whole life learning on Kauai. Learning joyfully through island excursions, gaming, deep nature play, permaculture, and child led experiments. We aim to grow our unschooling community through meetups, excursions, game play dates, and potlucks.
Homeschoolers, unschoolers, slow-schoolers welcome here for events and classes in and around Alameda CA.
We are a secular-based homeschool group in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that fits somewhere between structured book learning and unschooling.
Welcome to the Las Vegas Valley’s Unschooling support group! We have weekly park days every Wednesday, board game days every 1st and 3rd Monday and tons of other events through out the months.
A group for secular unschoolers and home educators in Lassen County to connect, gather, and share information and support.
A Tacoma-area secular homeschooling/unschooling community and whole-family support group. Our goal is to develop a welcoming community of homeschooling families to support each other throughout our entire homeschooling journey, starting at birth.
Forum serving as an information resource for parents and those who work with young people. Join the group and feel free to share helpful info, tools, resources, and discussions relevant to supporting self-directed learning in Hawaii.
Eclectic bunch of homeschoolers and unschoolers living in DuPage, IL and neighboring counties that value play and exploration.
Meetup group for people living the relaxed homeschooling/unschooling life to organize get-togethers so we can get to know one another and plan fun outings with our kids as well as share tips, stories and encouragement.
An eclectic community in Los Angeles providing support to families who live outside the traditional school box. Our weekly parkdays are small enough to be intimate, large enough for kids of all ages to find a group with which to “hang out.”
This group was created to support and connect unschoolers in Louisiana. Secular & inclusive in nature, we welcome unschoolers at all stages of their journey, whether they are veterans or new to the philosophy.
A local support group for parents and other advocates of SDE in the Louisville, KY, area. Meetups as well as online group.
A secular group for Maine unschoolers, parents and kids to network, discuss activities, lend and find support and discuss Unschooling Philosophy.
A supportive environment for any unschooling family in the state of Maryland (or moving here).
Group for unschoolers who live in the Greater Melbourne Region to get to know each other and to organise meeting up.
Welcome to the group of all things homeschool & unschool! We are a friendly, supportive community of families who teach at home.
Support group for SDE educators in the Monterey, CA, USA area.
A place for unschooling families in the northern Illinois region to connect and support one another. We welcome anyone and everyone that is open to the idea of self-education, mindful parenting, and free-thinking.
A way to connect with others who are unschooling in New Mexico.
A support network and resource page for Unschooling home-educating families in Nova Scotia, with a strong focus on joyful, relationship building, and compassionate parenting.
A meetup group of free-thinking, unschooling families. We encourage all ages to join. We have a wide range of activities including (but not limited to) social gatherings at members’ homes, park gatherings, hikes, book discussion groups and more.
A secular, inclusive group for families unschooling in Northeast Ohio.
An inclusive group for NWI unschoolers to connect, share and plan events and support one another on our unschooling journeys.
A Facebook group for Florida parents seeking alternatives to independent homeschooling and unschooling; a resource for parents interested in finding or creating SDE communities (co-ops, learning centers, schools, etc.) in Florida.
A group for unschoolers and those interested in learning about unschooling in the Eugene/Springfield area.
A group of unschoolers who are seeking real-life connections with others in the Northeastern MA/Southeastern NH area.
We are a community that is here to support and encourage families in Self-Directed Education.
A group created to bring together a community of unschooling parents who are geographically close to one another thereby making it easier to connect with one another online and IRL. This is a space for growth, sharing, authenticity and honesty.
A secular group for parents with children living in Ontario who are unschooling or curious about learning more about unschooling and peaceful/respectful parenting.
The Unschooling Hub of Ontario, Canada! A place to freely share your unschooling adventures, plan meet ups, post resources and gain support in this local unschooling community.
A diverse, collaborative community of secular homeschoolers across Mississippi.
Our intention is to offer a place where PA’s unschooling parents can ask questions and get ideas about how to make unschooling work while adhering to PA’s Home Education Law.
A support group for unschoolers who wish to communicate with other like minded individuals. Members are from all over the entire Phoenix area, including North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Glendale, and Goodyear.
Our goal is to make Portland a model city for SDE options, and to provide support for families and organization that are aligned with SDE in the city.
A group for families in the Portland, Oregon area who are unschooling. Everyone is welcome, from those who are just curious about unschooling to longtime and/or radical unschoolers.
Prague worldschooling is a community and platform for worldschoolers both travelling families and locals that want to meet up and take part in activities.
A group for Unschooling families, and others interested in Unschooling, in the Providence, Rhode Island area, to connect, support, and share events.
A local online presence for Quiet Corner Homeschoolers, plus homeschoolers from across Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Here is a place for a community of families who wish to pursue joyfully whole-life-learning alongside their children in New York State
A group to share information and support one another in child led learning and peaceful parenting.
Nederlandse radical unschoolingsgroep die nog een stap verder gaat dan gewoon unschoolen, namelijk je kinderen ook vrij laten in schermtijd, eten, slapen, etc. In feite maken je kinderen alle keuzes zelf, net als volwassenen, voor zover dat mogelijk.
Información e inspiración sobre educación no tradicional y disruptiva; unschooling, natural learning, self centered education, y otras variantes.
This group was established as a forum for RI Unschoolers (and those nearby) to share their questions, comments, and support in their unschooling journey.
A group of unschooling families or anyone interested in living the unschooling lifestyle in the Jacksonville, Florida metro area.
A group for families in the Rogue Valley who are currently unschooling or are seriously considering it. We plan events to get together and have fun! Park days, potlucks, bowling, hiking, craft events, game events, book swaps; the sky’s the limit!
A group of actively unschooling & radical unschooling families in Brevard County, Florida that get together frequently for support and connections for the adults and kids alike!
A group for unschooling families living in the Salt Lake area. We welcome unschooling discussions, questions, and challenges. We also welcome your invitations to play, and meet other unschoolers!
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.
A group meant to build a community for those that are interested in homeschooling, unschooling, or doing both partially. The group’s hub is in San Francisco, but those in the greater Bay Area are welcome as well.
A group for Seacoast unschooling families to come together, share interesting activities, discuss unschooling philosophy, and organize & share local social events, such as potlucks, playdates, park days, family activities, workshops, etc.
A group for sharing local Seattle area resources and meeting other local unschoolers.
A support group based in Central New Jersy (Trenton-Princeton area) for those who participate in and/or are advocates of Self-Directed Education.
Our mission is to create awareness, valuable connections and community, and a variety of useful resources for walking an alternative, self-directed path in Dallas/Ft Worth!
A group for unschooling families in Snohomish County to connect and build friendships, share ideas, receive support, etc, and just chat.
A home education support group serving homeschoolers throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona since 1999.
An inclusive, all ages, social community for all homeschool types in and around the South Bay, Los Angeles.
A group for parents who are unschooling their children, specifically in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. All types of unschoolers are welcome.
A group for San Francisco Bay Area Unschoolers who want to hang out in the South Bay.
A group for unschoolers and those who are interested in unschooling in the state of South Carolina!
A group for residents of South Dakota who are unschooling their children. This is a place of support and community where you can make connections, ask questions, and share ideas.
A group for unschooling parents on the South Shore of Massachusetts.
A hyperlocal group for homeschoolers/unschoolers living on or near the Southcoast of MA and RI to build connections and share & create local programs and events.
Learning Through Living.
A homeschool group in Northeast Indiana. Join us as we explore the adventures of homeschooling, unschooling and educational freedom!
Close-knit adventure and social group for homeschooling and unschooling families in the East Bay of San Francisco.
A group designed for the Tacoma area unschooling community. The purpose of this group is to allow for Tacoma area unschoolers who are actively unschooling or genuinely intending to unschool to meet in person and get to know each other!
A discussion and support group for unschoolers and radical unschoolers in the general Massachusetts area.
A place for unschooling families to plan and host events, and to build connections for children and parents.
A group for unschoolers, relaxed home learners, and world learners, in and near South Dakota.
A non-hierarchical learning experience for children 0-125 years old. We work together to create stimulating learning experiences for ourselves and one another. We practice non-aggression and use non-violent communication.
This group aims to create a community of unschooling families in the Twin Cities metro area that connect both online and in real life for field trips, friendship, and support.
An inclusive group for present and future homeschooling & unschooling families.
Okulsuz Eğitim nedir? Ülkemizde uygulanabilir mi? Nasıl yöntemler kullanılmaktadır gibi soruların cevaplarını aramak üzere kurulmuştur.
A group created to help people expand their understanding of Radical Unschooling and to help parents implement the principles in their own families. As well as providing the opportunity to connect with other people on this path in the UK.
A group for parents and caregivers of children who aren’t in traditional public or private schools, to help us share ideas and methods and try to create & organize group outings and events in Union County, Georgia.
A group for unschoolers in Central Texas, including Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio and everything surrounding and in-between. This is a place to get to know each other, form a strong community, discuss unschooling and serve as support.
Support group for families embracing a natural learning, life learning or unschooling approach to life and education for their children.
This group is for people who are interested in creating an unschooling community in central Kentucky: homeschoolers, teachers, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, craftspeople, concerned community members...
A group for unschoolers in the Spokane area. Feel free to contribute, give advice, ask questions, recommend resources, and connect with others.
Unschooling support group for those in Western New York, mainly Erie and Niagara counties.
A group for unschoolers in Pennsylvania to get to know each other, form a strong community, and discuss unschooling. We will be planning many outings and events throughout the state.
A non judgmental and supportive group in Brevard County to talk about unschooling and living respectfully and consciously with our children.
A group of families unschooling and homeschooling in the central region of Brevard County, Florida.
A group of families unschooling and homeschooling in the southern region of Brevard County, Florida. We have events monthly, weekly park days and special events.
We meet 8-10 times a month at playgrounds, museums, coffee shops and who knows where else, creating a steady, supportive in-person community for ourselves and our children in a non-competitive, social environment where learning comes naturally.
The purpose of this group is to connect locally with unschoolers in our general area. Eastern NC is a rather vast region but currently we are in the general area of New Bern NC down towards Jacksonville NC .
A group for unschooling families in the Kansas City area.
A group for Missouri unschooling families to share and connect.
A landing pad for NC families looking to learn more about self-directed learning based at home: Unschooling! We are open to the unschooling curious, new unschoolers or veterans.
Facebook group in Swedish discussing the topic of self-direction and unschooling. The group is open for active unschoolers, those interested in starting, and others curious about the topic.
Creamos este grupo para compartir y difundir talleres y espacios de juego y de aprendizaje con nuestra comunidad de desecolarizados.
Welcome guide & community for homeschoolers and unschoolers on the Danish island Bornholm. Meetup group: https://www.facebook.com/Bornholms-Frie-Familieklub-110726500723675
Resurse pentru copiii și părinții care aleg unschooling.
This group is for unschoolers in the Calgary area to post activities, events and get togethers.
This group is for the purpose of organising get-togethers for unschoolers in the Christchurch area. Anyone who is unschooling, or considering unschooling, is welcome.
A group created to make connections with those who Unschool in Solano County. All parents from different styles of homeschooling are welcome, however this is a place to learn about unschooling and provide support to those practicing unschooling.
A discussion group for Australian parents who are unschooling, or are considering unschooling their kids. We will discuss unschooling philosophy and how to become better unschooling parents as we help each other with the deschooling process.
For folks who unschool their kids in Manitoba, or parents are interested in learning more about unschooling from people who are unschooling already. Let’s learn from each other!
A group for Unschoolers or those who are interested in Unschooling in Michigan to share events, ideas, advice and support.
A bilingual group for unschooling families in Montreal to meet and discuss ideas. Un groupe bilingue pour les familles unschooling à Montréal pour rencontrer et discuter des idées.
Hola colegas y amigos apasionados/interesados por/en la desescolarización radical. Es juntos como aprendemos. Por eso un grupo en el que todos podamos compartir.
We are a local Unschooling/natural learning network of families in New Zealand, connecting with each other for support, meet ups, information and companionship.
Consulting services, information, links, and documents for those looking for unschooling information in Ohio. Feel free to post, share or ask questions.
A group for Unschoolers across Queensland. A place to help connect with other like minded families in your area, as well as to share information relating to an unschooling lifestyle and help with registration requirements in Queensland.
Are you unschooling in San Antonio? Let’s get connected!
Learning all the time, everywhere, naturally, unconditionally and happily.
A supportive community for home-learners in the Toronto area.
This page is a celebration of all things unschooling. Join our friendly community and gain support and comfort on your learning adventure.
Pour les familles pratiquant l’unschooling en France/ en français ou s’y intéressant :)
An informational group for families who are currently unschooling or interested in learning more on this lifestyle.
This is a place to exchange information regarding unschooling (and homeschooling) in Denmark and to create contacts.
Nơi kết nối những người quan tâm đến Unschooling.
UnschoolingNH is a secular group for New Hampshire unschoolers specifically created to discuss unschooling ideas, how to extend unschooling principles to the rest of our lives, peaceful parenting and the logistics of unschooling in New Hampshire.
Heb je interesse om unschooling te kunnen gebruiken, of ben je er al door geïnspireerd en er volop mee bezig in jullie leven? Dan is deze groep wellicht iets voor je!
A community for Utah Unschooling, Life-Learning and Child-Led Learning. Please share information, events and resources, and ask questions about unschooling and related topics.
A group for families unschooling in Utah!
A group for unschooling families residing in Ventura County and the cities in the adjacent Conejo Valley, created to offer families the ability to connect with other local life learners, find (and offer) support, and arrange local gatherings.
A place for Vermont parents to share helpful information & post questions about the journey that is Homeschooling & Unschooling in this great state of ours!
A supportive group for homeschoolers and unschoolers in Victoria (Australia) to find one another.
Hello out there! We’re planning to use this group page as an easier way to get unschoolers together for fun stuff here in Virginia. Please post any ideas you have.
Wellington County and surrounding area unschooling families. Ask questions, make friends and set up hang outs. We are like minded and sort of in our own category so let’s find each other locally and create a local unschooling community!
A facebook home for Westman Homeschoolers! A place to share links, info, books/resources and local activities!
A local meet up group where Wichita area homeschoolers seeking more connections for their self-directed and/or unschooled children can meet in person for regular activities.
A home-based learning & development center focused on creating whole food, whole families, whole children, whole communities & a whole world.
A place for families who are unschooling in Wisconsin to connect, share, inspire, and play.
Zen Mamas is a group of open-minded mamas in the Kansas City Metro area. We will be posting events for homeschool and unschool families.
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