The people and projects linked on this page are researching our model and considering how to start a project in their own communities. Follow the links to learn the latest.

Coming Soon to the Near West Suburbs of Chicago
Elaine Luther
A committee is forming now to create a self directed learning center in the western suburbs of Chicago.  The founders are a homeschool mom and a would-prefer-not-to-homeschool-if possible mom, whose child would benefit from a customized education. Founder Elaine Luther has successfully a founded not-for-profit homeschool co-op and has additional not-for-profit experience, both as board and staff.  Her children's need for a place to learn and socialize with others makes her passionate about creating this new place.

Discover Learning
Emily Jones 
Discover Learning, an independent learning center located in Littleton, CO, is currently launching Instead of School, a program designed to help students of all ages leave school and reconnect with their love of learning.  We currently offer assistance to families in designing and implementing homeschool programs, with a strong Advisory program, an array of hand-on, interdisciplinary classes tailored to students' interests, and numerous opportunities for students to create their own real-world learning experiences for themselves.



Laurie Spigel

Celebrating child-led and self-directed learning at HomeschoolNYC here in New York City, in Sydney, Australia, and around the world via Skype. Offering classes, lectures, workshops, and consultations, for students preK-12 and educators, and providing a free informational resource for homeschoolers. 
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Contact Laurie Spigel at or 718-543-9250.

Laurie Spigel

Perduco Education
Roger Bourassa, Director
16 Chestnut Street, Suite 412, Foxboro, MA  02035
Perduco is a unique educational resource center conducive to independent learning, as well as, group discovery,where the curiosity of students is met with enthusiasm and guidance. Perduco provides tools, resources, and educational services for homeschooled children, ages 9-14.

Roger BourassaPerduco Education




Princeton Learning Cooperative
Co-Directors: Joel Hammon and Paul Scutt
P.O. Box 167
Princeton, NJ 08542
Located at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542
The Princeton Learning Cooperative offers a totally personalized education based on students’ interests and abilities. PLC’s staff helps families take full advantage of the freedom and flexibility of homeschooling law to leave school and design an education that is right for their child - while avoiding the least desirable aspects of traditional schools. PLC offers a wide range of supports to make a more independent education a realistic option – a personalized educational plan, classes, tutoring, help finding internships and volunteer opportunities, help applying to college and a safe and comfortable space to work and socialize located in the heart of downtown Princeton.

Joel HammonPaul Scutt