What is the Liberty School for Self-Directed Education?
The Liberty School for Self-Directed Education is an Agile Learning Center located in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Agile Learning Communities are part of a growing movement in education that empowers young people to take charge of their learning.
Deep learning happens naturally when it is self-directed. Students are free to pursue their interests, not tied to a set curriculum or stressed by tests.
Confidence and self-motivation grow as they try new things and push their own limits for the joy of learning.
Caring emerges as they work together to solve problems, share processes, and celebrate success.
Can students really succeed in an environment where they do what they want all day? Absolutely! Agile works because it allows the natural learning process to happen in an appealing, mixed-age environment of equality and respect.
Among full-time self-directed students, 80% go to college (and most are accepted at their first choice!). Others follow their own paths into the arts, skilled trades, or business. Self-directed learning graduates stand out as knowledgeable self-starters who are considerate and self-aware.
So why the name change?
Formerly known as Lafayette Sudbury School, our new name is part of a move to the Agile format. Sudbury and Agile share the same self-directed learning umbrella. While we still whole-heartedly support Sudbury schools, moving to the Agile Learning Center format better serves our full and part-time students and provides us with tools to grow our learning community.
Free to Learn by Peter Gray, available on Amazon.com.
Peter Gray’s blog on Psychology Today