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.

Schools & organizations

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Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

  • Village school of inventors, Rõuge vald

Finland

France

Germany

Guatemala

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Lithuania

Mexico

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Palestine

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Russia

Romania

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

Taiwan

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

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Alaska

Arizona 

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Colorado 

Connecticut 

Delaware 

Florida 

Georgia 

Hawaii 

Idaho

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Indiana 

Kentucky

Louisiana

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Maryland 

Massachusetts 

Michigan 

Minnesota 

Montana

New Hampshire 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

New York 

North Carolina 

Ohio 

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Pennsylvania

Rhode Island 

Tennessee 

Texas 

Utah 

Vermont 

Virginia 

Washington 

West Virginia 

Wisconsin