Democratic Schools

There is no monolithic definition of democratic education or democratic schools. But what we mean here is “education in which young people have the freedom to organize their daily activities, and in which there is equality and democratic decision-making among young people and adults,” as quoted from AERO's Directory of Democratic Education.

These schools and programs take many forms and include public and private alternatives and homeschool resource centers. Please send us any suggestions for additions to this list.

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Costa Rica

Denmark

Egypt

Finland

France

Germany

Guatemala

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Israel

Japan

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Palestine

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Russia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America