List of democratic schools

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This is a list of some of the current and former democratic schools around the world. Most of these were modeled on the Summerhill School, the oldest existing democratic school founded in 1921. 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.

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales:

Queensland:

Victoria:

Austria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Brazil[edit]

  • 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) [2]
  • Escola de Educação Infantil e Ensino Fundamental Teia Multicultural (São Paulo)
  • Escola Lumiar (São Paulo) [3]
  • Escola Politéia (São Paulo)
  • Tuyuka School
  • Instituto Helena Lubienska/Recanto

Canada[edit]

Colombia[edit]

  • Colegio Bilingue Jorge Emilio Gutierrez (Bogota

Costa Rica[edit]

  • Summerhill Latinoamericano

Denmark[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Rebeca Wild and the Pesta

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

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

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Israel[edit]

  • Keshet (Zikhorn Ya'akov)
  • 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)
  • 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[edit]

Nepal[edit]

  • Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir (Kathmandu)

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Norway[edit]

Peru[edit]

Poland[edit]

  • ASSA (Wroclaw)
  • Trampolina (Poznań)

Portugal[edit]

Russia[edit]

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

South Korea[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Thailand[edit]

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

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Currently Open

Former democratic schools now closed

United States of America[edit]

Alabama

Alaska

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

Arizona

California

Colorado

  • The Living School (Boulder)
  • Boulder Valley Community Open 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

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

Maine

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

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

New Hampshire

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

New Jersey

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

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

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

  • The Real School AKA Dragon Valley (Houston)

Utah

  • Sego Lily School (Salt Lake City)

Vermont

  • Red Cedar School (Bristol)

Virginia

Washington

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

West Virginia

Wisconsin

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.novanewsnow.com/article-134708-Fairfield-School-closes.html
  2. ^ http://www.makomligdol.org.il/
  3. ^ Leue 2000, p. 65.
  4. ^ http://www.nzcer.org.nz/default.php?products_id=554
  5. ^ "The Shimer College Assembly". Blog.shimer.edu. 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  6. ^ Franks, Lucinda; Powers, Thomas (September 17, 1970). "Diana Oughton Was Embittered by Establishment". Times-News 95 (215). United Press International. 
  7. ^ a b Gell, Aaron (May 7, 2006). "Land of the Free". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ Kavner, Lucas (November 30, 2012). "At Brooklyn Free School, A Movement Reborn With Liberty And No Testing For All". The Huffington Post. AOL. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
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