Liberated Learners is a network supporting the creation of centers based on the North Star model.  There are centers across North America using the North Star model to support young people living and learning without school, with more in development and planning to open in 2018.

Liberated Learners offers consulting and training to groups interested in creating new centers, and organizes the network of independent programs sharing this approach.  We work together in the areas of outreach, fundraising, and providing learning opportunities to their members.

Follow these links to learn more about each of the Liberated Learners centers.

Programs: Centers that are up and running or will be soon

North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens – Sunderland, MA

Bay State Learning Center – Dedham, MA

Beacon: Self-Directed Learning – New Haven, CT

BigFish Learning Community – Dover, NH

Compass: Centre for Self-Directed Learning – Ottawa, ON

Deep Root: Center for Self-Directed Learning – Canton, NY

Embark Center for Self-Directed Learning – Leesburg, VA

The Hive: Self-Directed Learning for Teens – Eugene, Oregon

The Learning Cooperatives

Open Doors: Center for Self-Directed Teens – Grand Rapids, MI


Purple stars = Member Centers         Yellow pins = Planning         Orange dots = Connections