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Philly ALC is unschooling in community

Unschooling (from Wikipedia): is an educational philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning. Unschooling students learn through their natural life experiences including play, household responsibilities, personal interests and curiosity, internships and work experience, travel, books, elective classes, family, mentors, and social interaction. Unschooling encourages exploration of activities initiated by the children themselves, believing that the more personal learning is the more meaningful, well-understood and therefore useful it is to the child.


We support homeschoolers in general and unschoolers in particular by 

  • Connecting you with a community of un/homeschooling kids and families.

  • Providing a part time option at our school, to supplement your family un/homeschooling program. (link to admissions)

  • Providing offerings available to any un/schooler. (link to public offerings calendar)

  • Helping you to navigate the state requirements of un/homeschooling. 

  • Connecting families with homeschool evaluators who understand the unschooling philosophy.

  • Gathering and sharing city-wide learning opportunities. (link to opportunities calendar)




We are scheduling some public offerings available to any student in Philadelphia for the next school year.  Is there anything you are looking for in particular? Let us know by filling out this survey.


(Eventually this becomes where scheduled offerings are listed.)




(Where city-wide learning opportunities are posted)


Homeschool Evaluators (Anchor Link)


Pennsylvania requires that homeschoolers have their portfolio reviewed by a qualified evaluator.  Are you looking for a homeschool evaluator that understands an unschooling philosophy? Let us connect you.


Mailing List


Sign up here to receive updates on un/homeschooling opportunities at Philly ALC and around the city. 

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