Advertising Space


The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) is one of the highest trafficked alternative education resources online. People searching for topics surrounding alternative education, democratic education, Montessori, Waldorf, and progressive education, homeschooling, unschooling, and education reform find themselves on AERO's website.

AERO readers hail from every corner of the world with the majority coming from the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia. With our effort to increase our Spanish-language offerings (including AERO's partnership with Educacion Alternativa and our Spanish-language School Starter's online course) we expect to increase our share of Spanish-speaking readers.

Our new website redesign is meant to put front and center the ideas and organizations that advance and support the education revolution: the global movement toward learner-centered, self-empowered education. Our new front page highlights critical articles, essays, and news from around the world. Our goal is to present the work of the alternative education community in the most attractive way possible.

Pages that prove very popular for our readers, aside from our front page and articles, include our resources page (which catalogs various links related to alternative education), our job listings page (where AERO member schools and organizations can post openings), the list of our member schools and organizations, the list of democratic schools, and resource pages for higher education and homeschooling/unschooling. In addition to these spaces where you could advertise, we have a newsletter that goes out to our list of about 13,000 people an average of once per week and includes a sidebar ad space.

If your business, organization, or school would like to advertise on the AERO site, select which advertising option you'd like (indicate your choice in the comments section of your order or by email), and term (3, 6, or 12 months).  Based on the length and terms you select, discounts range from 10% all the way up to 60% off!


Read below for details before ordering. Examples of ads can also be found below. Remember to change the quantity to the total amount of your order.  For example, a newsletter ad purchased for one year at $1,000 would need the quantity changed to 1,000.  Contact us at with any questions.



Options (3-month rate, 6-month rate, and 12-month rate)

Newsletter (typically sent weekly):

  • Sidebar ($400, $700, $1,000)

Conference Exhibitor Table:

  • $400

Major Pages  ($400, $700, $1,000):

  • Every page on

Minor Pages ($250, $450, $750):

Ads appear at the top of one of the following pages

  • Democratic Schools List Page
  • Homeschooling/Unschooling Resource Page
  • Higher Education Resource Page
  • AERO Member Page

Members-Only Offer ($200):

Members can purchase a banner ad that appears within their regional section of the membership page for one year for $200 (includes one-year membership, typically $75). For example, if your school is in New York, your banner ad will appear inside the New York section of the AERO member list. This will draw added attention to your school for anyone looking for alternatives in your region.

Combination Offers:

  • 1-Year Package: Every page and newsletter ($1,500)
  • 6-Month Package: Every page and newsletter ($1,250)
  • 1-Year Package: Minor page and newsletter ($1,000)
  • Add $250 to any 1-Year Package  and receive an exhibitor table at AERO Conference

Ad specs

  • 280px by 280px – for all pages except the articles/essays (which use a banner-shaped ad) or AERO's newsletter
  • 468px by 60px – for the banner on minor pages / posts (your banner will appear on every article/essay page on AERO's site)
  • 160px by 320px – for the newsletter sidebar
  • All ads should be 72-300 dpi and should be sent to AERO as a .png or .jpg file.
  • All ads are clickable and will send viewers to whatever website you'd like.

Please send all ad files and the website address you'd like people to click through to (we need this even if you arrange for AERO to design your ad for you) to

Demographics receives an average of 1,500 views per day (500 unique visitors), and 50,000 views each month. In the past twelve months we have received 600,000 total views (200,000 unique visitors).
50% of our readers are teachers/educators from grades k-12 and colleges/universities (90% of which are alternative in some nature).  25% of our readership comes from alternative schools/programs (large majority of which are based in the U.S) & the remaining quarter of our readers are comprised of students (many are home educated or attend alternative schools), parents, and other various individuals with ties to alternative education.