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List of democratic schools

This is a list of some of the current and former democratic schools around the world. This list also includes sub-branches of democratic schools such as Sudbury schools inspired by the Sudbury Valley School and certain anarchistic free school that align with the broad principles of democratic education.

Contents

  • Argentina 1
  • Australia 2
  • Austria 3
  • Belgium 4
  • Brazil 5
  • Canada 6
  • Colombia 7
  • Costa Rica 8
  • Denmark 9
  • Ecuador 10
  • Finland 11
  • France 12
  • Germany 13
  • India 14
  • Indonesia 15
  • Israel 16
  • Japan 17
  • Nepal 18
  • Netherlands 19
  • New Zealand 20
  • Norway 21
  • Peru 22
  • Poland 23
  • Portugal 24
  • Russia 25
  • South Korea 26
  • Spain 27
  • Switzerland 28
  • Thailand 29
  • Ukraine 30
  • United Kingdom 31
  • United States of America 32
  • See also 33
  • References 34
  • External links 35

Argentina

  • Escuela de la nueva cultura La Cecilia (Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary) - Monte Vera, Santa Fe - www.lacecilia.org.ar

Australia

New South Wales:

  • Currambena School Lane Cove, Sydney NSW
  • Kinma School Terrey Hills, Sydney NSW
  • Korowal School Hazelbrook
  • Hawkesbury Independent School Hawkesbury Independent School, Kurrajong
  • Vistara School, Lismore Vistara School, Lismore

Queensland:

  • Booroobin Community Maleny QLD
  • Blackall Range Independent School (Primary - year 12) Kareelpa QLD
  • Brisbane Independent School Pullenvale, Brisbane QLD
  • Maridahdi Early Childhood Community School Toowoomba QLD
  • Pine Community School Arana Hills, Brisbane QLD
  • Silkwood School, Mount Nathan

Victoria:

  • Hurstbridge Learning Coop (Primary) Hurstbridge, Melbourne VIC
  • Sherbrooke Community School (Primary - year 12) Sassafrass, VIC
  • Village School Incorporated Croydon North, Melbourne VIC (Primary - year12)
  • Daylesford Dharma School, Daylesford
  • Maharishi School, Reservoir
  • Candlebark, Romsey Author John Marsden Principal and Founder
  • Fitzroy Community School, Fitzroy North
  • Preshil, Kew
  • Koonwarra Village School, Gippsland

Tasmania:

  • Friends School, Hobart
  • Peregrine, Nicholls Rivulet

Western Australia

  • Kids Open Learning School, Maylands

South Australia

  • Kirinari Community School, Unley

Australian Capital Territory

  • Blue Gum School, Hackett

Secondary Schools

  • Big Picture Education Schools-Australia wide
  • Collingwood Alternative School

Austria

  • Die Hupfauer (Monchdorf)
  • Lernwerkstatt im Wasserschloss
  • SchuelerInnenschule im Wuk (Vienna)
  • Schulkollektiv Wien Wuk (Vienna)

Belgium

  • Leerhuis Brussel, (Brussels)
  • Sudburyschool Gent, (Gent)
  • Pédagogie Nomade, (Limerlé) The school is closed see (French) [10]

Brazil

  • Baniwa School Coripaco Pamáali
  • Centro Integrado de Educação de Jovens e Adultos do Campo Limpo (CIEJA) (São Paulo)
  • Cidade Escola Aprendiz (São Paulo)
  • Colégio Nacional (Rio de Janeiro) [11]
  • Escola de Educação Infantil e Ensino Fundamental Teia Multicultural (São Paulo)
  • Escola Lumiar (São Paulo) [12]
  • Escola Politéia (São Paulo)
  • Tuyuka School
  • Instituto Helena Lubienska/Recanto

Canada

  • Agate Private School (London)
  • ALPHA Alternative School (Toronto)
  • ALPHA II Alternative School (Toronto)
  • Learning in the Woods (Hamilton) http://www.welearnnaturally.com/
  • Alternative High School (Calgary)
  • Fairfield School (Wolfville)--(closed August 2007[1])
  • Indigo Sudbury Campus (South Edmonton) (closed 2009)
  • Windsor House School (North Vancouver)
  • SelfDesign Learning Foundation formerly Wondertree Learning Center (Vancouver)
  • Freewill International Learning Center (Vancouver, online)
  • Lakehouse Learning (Mansons Landing, Cortes Island, BC)

Colombia

  • Colegio Bilingue Jorge Emilio Gutierrez (Bogota

Costa Rica

  • Summerhill Latinoamericano

Denmark

  • Bernadotteskolen. Den Internationale Skole i Danmark (Copenhagen)
  • Det Frie Gymnasium (Copenhagen)
  • Lilleskolernes Sammenslutning
  • Roskilde Sudbury Skole (Roskilde)
  • Næstved Fri Skole
  • The Necessary Teacher Training College, DNS

Ecuador

• Rebeca Wild and the Pesta

Finland

  • Feeniks-Koulu (On-Line)

France

  • La Ferme des Enfants
  • Lycée Autogéré De Paris
  • Lycée expérimental de Saint-Nazaire
  • Ecole de la Neuville
  • La Prairie
  • La Croisée des Chemins
  • Ecole Dynamique

Germany

  • Demokratische Schule INFINITA (Steinhorst)
  • Sudbury Schule Ammersee (Ludenhausen)
  • Freie Schule Leipzig (Leipzig)
  • Kapriole (Freiburg)
  • TING-Schule (Berlin-Pankow)
  • Netzwerk-Schule (Berlin-Friedrichshain)
  • Demokratische Schule X (Berlin-Heiligensee)
  • Freie Schule Frankfurt (Frankfurt)
  • Neue Schule Hamburg (Hamburg)
  • Freie Aktive Schule Tübingen (Tübingen)
  • Freie Schule Untertaunus
  • Freie Schule Stuttgart (Stuttgart)
  • Freie Aktive Schule auf den Fildern – PIEKS (Leinfelden-Echterdingen)
  • Freie Schule Marbach e.V. (Marbach am Neckar)
  • Schulwerkstatt - Freie Schule für lebendiges Lernen (Altenriet)
  • Freie Aktive Schule in Esslingen - Kinderkosmos (Esslingen)
  • Lernwerk e.V. - Freie Aktive Montessorischule (Zuzenhausen)
  • Freie Aktive Schule Karlsruhe e. V. (Karlsruhe)
  • Freie Schule Spatz - Schule für Erziehungshilfe (Offenburg)

For a detailed list of free alternative schools in Germany check out here.

India

  • Abacus Montessori School (Chennai)
  • Butterflies Program for Street and Working Children (New Delhi)
  • Neel Bagh School (Bangalore)
  • Sumavanam (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Aarohi Life Education(Bangalore)

Indonesia

  • KBKPM (Komunitas Belajar Kampung Pingin Maju) (Kap. Jepara)
  • Erudio School of Art, Jakarta

Israel

  • Democrati Lev Hasharon (Lev Hasharon)
  • Democratic School of Hadera (Hadera)
  • The Democratic School of Kfar Sava (Kfar-Sava)
  • The Democratic School of Ono Valley (Kiryat-Ono)
  • Dolfin (Eilat)
  • Eynot-Yarden (Upper Galilee)
  • Givol Democratic School in Givat Olga (Hadera)
  • Hashita (Rehovot)
  • Hod Hasharon Democratic School (Hod Hasharon)
  • Jerusalem Sudbury School (Jerusalem)
  • Kanaf Democratic School (Ramat Ha'Golan)
  • Kedem - The Democratic School in Arad (Arad)
  • Kehila - Democratic School in Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv)
  • Makom Ligdol - Democratic school in Hakfar Hayarok (Ramat HsSharon)[2]
  • The Keshet School (Zichron Yaakov)[3]
  • Kfar Kera Democratic School (Kfar Kera)
  • Korczak Democratic School of Holon (Holon)
  • Meitar (Kibbutz Beit Oren)
  • Merchav (Ra'anana)
  • Nadav - The Modi'in Democratic School (Modi'in)
  • The Open Democratic School Jaffa (Tel Aviv)
  • Shachaf Democratic School (Shoham)
  • Shalem (Upper Galilee)
  • Shvilim (Pardes Hanna)
  • Tefen Experimental School (Tefen Industrial State)
  • Yafa - The Arab Democratic School (Jaffa)
  • Ziv-Kishurit (Kibbutz Kishor)
  • Yeshiva Tichonit Svivatit (Mitzpe Ramon)

Japan

Nepal

  • Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir (Kathmandu)

Netherlands

  • 5en5is11, (Maastricht)
  • Aventurijn, (Loenen)
  • De Buitenplaats, (Drogeham)
  • De Kampanje, (Amersfoort)
  • De Koers, (Beverwijk)
  • De Paradox, (Vorden)
  • De Ruimte, (Soest)
  • De Vallei, (Renkum)
  • De Vrije Ruimte, (Scheveningen)
  • De Ontdekking, (Drenthe)
  • Guus Kieft School, (Amsterdam)
  • Wonderwijs, (Loenen - closed 2013)
  • Libertad, (Breda)
  • Logi-k, (Borne)
  • Lophi, (Olst - startup)
  • Merkaba Sudbury, (Tholen – closed 2012)
  • Reuring aan de Zaan, (Zaandam - startup)
  • Terra Incognita, (Bergharen - closed 2014)
  • Democratisch Onderwijs Eindhoven, (Eindhoven)

New Zealand

  • Auckland Metropolitan College, Mt. Eden, Auckland--(closed December 2001[5])
  • Discovery One Christchurch
  • Freyberg Memorial Community School Te Atatu South, Auckland
  • The Kaitiaki Collective Auckland
  • Mountain Valley School Pokororo/Motueka, Nelson
  • Tamariki School
  • The Hub (High School) Christchurch
  • Timatanga Community School Waitakere City, Auckland


Norway

  • Nyskolen i Oslo

Peru

  • Escuela Democrática de Huamachuco

Poland

  • Odpowiedzialna Szkoła (Warszawa)
  • Wolna Szkoła (Warszawa)
  • Trampolina (Poznań)
  • Bullerbyn (Warszawa)

Portugal

Russia

  • Kluch School (Moscow)
  • Moscow International Film School (Moscow)
  • School for Self-Determination (Moscow)

South Korea

  • Dream School (Seoul)
  • San Children's School (Gyeonggi-Do)
  • School Star (Seoul)
  • Small School (Gwang jin) (Seoul)
  • Small School (Youngsan) (Seoul)
  • Sungmisan School (Seoul)

Spain

  • Ojo de Agua - Ambiente Educativo
  • Tximeleta
  • La Serrada (Alcoy, Alicante)
  • Phoenix Democratic online School, Spain
  • [14] (Madrid, Torrelodones)

Switzerland

  • Jürg Jegge and the Kleingruppe Lufingen
  • Fokus selbstbestimmt lernen (Bottmingen BL) http://www.fokus-selbstbestimmt-lernen.ch/

Thailand

  • Moo Baan Dek (Siam)
  • Whispering Seed (Kanchanaburi)

Ukraine

  • Park School Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Private Secondary Family School AIST (Stork Family School) Vinnytsia, Ukraine

United Kingdom

Currently Open

Former democratic schools now closed

United States of America

Alabama

  • Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education (Fairhope)

Alaska

  • School Within a School (East Anchorage High School) (Anchorage)
  • Stellar Secondary School (Anchorage)

Arizona

  • Highland Free School (Tucson)
  • Friday Free School (planning stages) (Phoenix)

California

  • Altadena Free School (Altadena)
  • Diablo Valley School (Concord)
  • Deep Springs College (Deep Springs)
  • Global Village School (Ojai)
  • Leeway Sudbury School (San Diego)
  • Play Mountain Place (Los Angeles)
  • Wildcat Community FreeSchool (Richmond)
  • The Open School (Orange County) opening Sept 2015
  • The Connect Group School (Los Angeles, California)
  • Life Lived Freely Los Angeles, California (Westside) (planning stages)
  • Village Sudbury School Whittier, California (planning stages)

Colorado

  • The Boulder Sudbury School (Boulder)
  • Alpine Valley School (Wheat Ridge)
  • Eagle Rock School (Estes Park)
  • Jefferson County Open School (Lakewood)
  • The Patchwork School (Louisville)

Connecticut

  • Mountain Laurel Sudbury School (New Britain)

Delaware

  • The New School (Newark)

Florida

  • Grassroots School (Tallahassee)
  • SAIL High School (Tallahassee)
  • School Without Walls (Live Oak)
  • Spring Valley School (Palm Harbor)
  • Stonesoup School (Crescent City)
  • Sunset Sudbury School (Davie)

Georgia

  • Horizons School (Atlanta)
  • Sudbury School of Atlanta [15]

Hawaii

  • Open Source Learning, Kauai's Sudbury School (Kapaa)
  • Sudbury Maui (Haiku)

Illinois

  • Tallgrass Sudbury (Riverside, a western suburb of Chicago)
  • Shimer College (Chicago)[6]

Indiana

  • Harmony Education Center (Bloomington)
  • Sudbury School of Kentuckiana (Southern Indiana) (planning stages)

Kentucky

  • Sudbury School of Kentuckiana (Louisville, Kentucky) (planning stages)

Maine

  • The Community School (Camden)
  • The Discovery School (Lewiston)
  • The New School (Kennebunk)
  • River School (Belfast)
  • School Around Us (Arundel)

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

  • Ann Arbor Open School
  • Children's Community School, Ann Arbor, (associated with Bill Ayers) c. 1968[7]
  • Little Lake Learning Community (Ann Arbor)
  • The Sudbury School at Acorn Glen [17] (Ann Arbor)

Minnesota

  • Gaia Democratic School (Minneapolis)

New Hampshire

  • Ashuelot River Free School (Winchester)
  • The Community School (South Tamworth)
  • Hanover High School (Hanover)
  • The Meeting School (Rindge)
  • Woodland Community School (Bethlehem)

Montana

New Jersey

  • Jersey Shore Free School, A Sudbury School (Little Silver)
  • Bergen Sudbury Free School (Under Development)
  • Emerson Lily Free School (Stanhope)
  • South Jersey Sudbury School (Medford, NJ)
  • South Mountain Co-op (Maplewood, NJ)
  • The Teddy McArdle Free School (closed)
  • Voyagers Community School (Colts Neck)
  • Wellspring Community School (Gladstone)

New Mexico

  • The Tutorial School (Sante Fe)

New York

  • Academic Community for Educational Success (Bedford Hills)
  • Brooklyn Free School, Brooklyn, f. 2004[8][9]
  • Cloudhouse Agile Learning Center (Chatham)
  • Albany Free School (Albany)
  • Fifteenth Street School, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (associated with Orson Bean) c. 1980s[8]
  • First Street School (Manhattan) (closed)
  • Harriet Tubman Democratic High School (Albany)
  • Hudson Valley Sudbury School (Kingston)
  • Lehman Alternative Community School (Ithaca)
  • Little River Community School (Canton)
  • Longview School (Brewster) [18]
  • Agile Learning Center at Manhattan Free School (NYC) f. 2008
  • Scarsdale Alternative School (Scarsdale)
  • School Without Walls (Rochester)
  • Pono Learning [www.ponolearning.org] (NYC)

North Carolina

  • Arthur Morgan School (Burnsville)
  • Katuah Sudbury School (Fletcher)
  • Agile Learning Center at Mosaic School (Charlotte)
  • Raleigh Progressive School and Learning Center (Raleigh)

Ohio

Oregon

  • Trillium Charter School (Portland)
  • Village Free School (Portland)
  • Eugene Sudbury School (Eugene)
  • Metropolitan Learning Center (Portland)

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

  • Casa Sudbury (Cidra)
  • Espacio A (San Juan)
  • Nuestra Escuela (Caguas)

Rhode Island

  • The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (Providence)

Tennessee

  • The Farm School (Summertown)
  • Laurel High School (Knoxville)

Texas

  • Clearview Sudbury School (Austin)
  • Makarios Community School (Dallas-Fort Worth area) (planning stages)
  • The Real School AKA Dragon Valley (Houston)
  • The Inside Outside School (Pflugerville) http://www.insideoutsideschool.org/

Utah

  • Sego Lily School (Salt Lake City)

Vermont

  • LiHigh School (Poultney)
  • Red Cedar School (Bristol)

Virginia

  • H-B Woodlawn Program (Arlington)
  • The New School of Northern Virginia (Fairfax)
  • Shenandoah Valley Community School (Harrisonburg)
  • Raw Learning (Staunton)

Washington

  • The Clearwater School (Bothell)
  • Everett Agile Learning Center (Everett)
  • Puget Sound Community School (Seattle)
  • The Trillium School (Indianola)
  • Rising Tide School (Olympia) - Closed

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • The Young Women's Institute for Global Studies (Milwaukee)

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.novanewsnow.com/article-134708-Fairfield-School-closes.html
  2. ^ http://www.makomligdol.org.il/
  3. ^ Etiel, Yoav (23 January 2007). "Keshet, The Democratic School in Zichron Yaacov". BarEl Properties : http://www.30900.com/eng/. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Leue 2000, p. 65.
  5. ^ http://www.nzcer.org.nz/default.php?products_id=554
  6. ^ "The Shimer College Assembly". Blog.shimer.edu. 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  7. ^ Franks, Lucinda; Powers, Thomas (September 17, 1970). "Diana Oughton Was Embittered by Establishment".  
  8. ^ a b Gell, Aaron (May 7, 2006). "Land of the Free".  
  9. ^ Kavner, Lucas (November 30, 2012). "At Brooklyn Free School, A Movement Reborn With Liberty And No Testing For All".  
Sources

Leue, Mary M., ed. (2000). Challenging the Giant: The best of [SKOLE], the Journal of Alternative Education 4. Down-to-Earth Books.

 

External links

  • List of Democratic Schools (Alternative Education Resource Organization
  • The Directory of Democratic Education (ISBN 0974525227)
  • IDE Network


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