Schools & Start Ups

 

Kilquhanity Childrens Village
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For John Aitkenhead (1910 – 1998), education was the generation of happiness. To achieve this, freedom for children to develop was essential. KCV is a re-opening of Kilquhanity School to continue these values for today’s children.... Read more
Address:

Kilquhanity Centre
Castle Douglas
Scotland
DG73DB
Phone: +44 (0)1556 650 608
Website: Website Title

A Place To Grow Stroud
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“A place to grow” is a child led, land and project based learning environment for 6 to 11 year olds in a yurt, in a beautiful wildflower meadow in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Each child is supported and nurtured and is allowed to know, believe and fulfill themselves from a deep sense of respect and love. We meet 3 days a week and finish our week with a democratic meeting.... Read more
Address:

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Stroud
UK
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Website: Website Title

Summerhill
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A.S Neill's Summerhill School, a co-educational boarding school in Suffolk, England, is the original alternative 'free' school. Founded in 1921, it continues to be an influential model for progressive, democratic education around the world. Number of Students: 70. Age range: 6 - 16... Read more
Address:

Leiston
Suffolk
England
IP164HY
Phone: 44 1728 830 540
Website: Website Title

Park School
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Everyone who visits Park School-children, parents, staff and visitors- recognise that this is a very special, happy place. We are located on the beautiful Dartington Hall Estate in the heart of Devon's glorious countryside. But it is more than our location that makes us unique. We are a very close and caring community all working together to nurture our children to help them to grow into strong an... Read more
Address:

Park Road
Dartington Totnes Devon
England
TQ96EQ
Website: Website Title

Room 13
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Providing a philosophical and moral discipline and training through the visual arts and to maintain a state of intellectual and artistic development across all ages. Room 13 is completely run by the students who use it. The average age of the current management team is ten. Number of Students: 100 +Age range 7 - 18... Read more
Address:

Caol Primary School, Glenkingie Street
Fort William
UK
PH337DP
Website: Website Title

Self Managed Learning College (Formerly known as South Downs Learning Centre)
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No imposed teaching; students decide what they learn, when they learn, where they learn and most fundamentally, why they learn. Number of Students: 7. Age range: 12 - 15 ... Read more
Address:

31 Harrington Road
Brighton
UK
BN16RF
Phone: 44 1273 703691
Website: Website Title

Small Acres
Small Acres is a democratic primary school based in Peckham Rye adventure playground. Founded in 2013 Small Acres provides an option for families in South London who believe in providing their children with the freedom to learn. At Small Acres there are no compulsory lessons and children are free to explore, play, and manage their own learning. Staff concentrate on providing a secure, safe an... Read more
Address:

Homestall Road
London
London
SE220SB
Website: Website Title

Sands School
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Government by students and staff together, shared responsibility for everything, equality, avoidance of petty rules and punishments, respect, trust and care.

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Address:


Ashburton
UK
TQ137AX
Website: Website Title

Harrow Flexible Primary School (working title!)
We are setting up a free school in Harrow, London, offering flexible days and terms and a child-led curriculum.   Currently we are consulting with parents, children and experts about what the school may look like, the curriculum and premises and welcome views and ideas. Please visit our website for more information or to get involved.  We are aiming to apply to the Department for Educ... Read more
Address:

TBC
Harrow
UK
HA4
Website: Website Title

Brisbane Independent School
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Number of Students:    31        Age range: 5 - 12

Languages:    English

Principles:    A BIS education is about freedom to make self-aware choices that empower us to follow our passions. These values permeat... Read more

Address:

2447 Moggill Road
Brisbane
Australia
4069
Phone: 00 61 07 3378 5466
Website: Website Title

Escuela de la Nueva Cultura La Cecilia
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Number of Students:    90
Age range: 3 -19
Languages:    Spanish

Principles:    Freedom, respect, care, no punishment, no imposed teaching. Democracy, daily meeting. Self-knowledge.

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Address:

Ruta Provincial N° 5 Km 3, 3014 Monte Vera,
Santa Fe
Argentina

Phone: +54 342 4904151
Website: Website Title

Currambena Pre-School and Primary
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Number of Students:    100 Age range 3- 13

Languages:    English

Principles:    Established in 1969 and run by an elected parent/teacher council. Decisions made democratically throughout the school including at class and school meetings. Basic... Read more

Address:

205 Longueville Road
Sydney
Australia
NSW2066
Phone: 0061 9427 0644
Website: Website Title

Die Hupfauer
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Languages:    German

Principles:    Co-operative projects with young people from the widest possible variety of backgrounds, usually residential and involving the creative arts: emphasis on freedom and self-direction: the purpose is to combat alienation, prejudice and consumerism: based in Austia a... Read more

Address:

4281 Moenchdorf
Moenchwald 29
Austria

Kinma Primary, Preschool and Playgroup
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Number of Students:    90

Age range 0 - 13

Languages:    English

Principles:   Our students are immersed in the creation of a democratic community. Play is at the centre of our learning program, and we ac... Read more

Address:

127 Coolowie Rd
Terrey Hills
Australia
NSW2084
Phone: 61 2 9450 0738
Website: Website Title

Schueler Innenschule
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Number of Students:    35 - 40 Age range 10 - 15

Languages:    German

Principles:    Self-government; parental involvement in running school in areas not directly the concern of the students; voluntary attendance at projects and lessons; learn... Read more

Address:

Waehringerstrasse 59
Vienna
Austria

Phone: 43 1 408 20939
Website: Website Title

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