List of democratic schools

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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.

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales:

Queensland:

Victoria:

Tasmania:

Western Australia

South Australia

Australian Capital Territory

Secondary Schools

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]

  • 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[edit]

Nepal[edit]

  • Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir (Kathmandu)

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]


Norway[edit]

Peru[edit]

Poland[edit]

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

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)

Montana

New Jersey

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

Utah

  • Sego Lily School (Salt Lake City)

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

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. ^ 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". Times-News 95 (215). United Press International. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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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