There are many resources to help unschoolers, ranging from books and websites to real-life communities. These are just a selection of them.

Unschooling Websites

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Advice on nearly a hundred categories, from academic subjects to parenting

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An older website (2006) with some helpful articles and links

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Radio Free School

A highly active blog with great insights into Unschooling

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Dayna Martin on YouTube

A radical Unschooling advocate with dozens of popular short videos

Articles & Essays

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Life Learning

A Canadian website with a variety of helpful articles

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Alternative Education Resource Organization

A vast library of articles on unschooling and other educational alternatives

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The Natural Child Project

Everything you ever need to know about raising unschooled children—hundreds of great articles

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Delight-driven Learning

Great testimonials from unschoolers and their parents


There are a plethora of books about unschooling. Below is a sampling of our favorites:

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to quit school and get a real life and education Real Lives: Eleven teenagers who don't go to school tell their own stories The Unschooling Handbook: How to use the whole world as your child's classroom College Without High School: A teenager's guide to skipping high school and going to college Dumbing us Down: The hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling

Communities & Gatherings

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Home/Unschooling directory

A comprehensive directory of local support groups

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North Star Teens

An example of a quintessential self-directed learning center located in central Massachusetts

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Not Back to School Camp

A series of week-long camps in Oregon and Vermont for Unschoolers aged 13-18

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Unschool Adventures

International and domestic leadership trips for unschooling teenagers

Other Resource Lists

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The Natural Child Project

As linked to earlier, this site is very comprehensive and neatly sorted into books, websites, and more

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Leaping From the Box

Links to a variety of blogs and websites

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A to Z Home’s Cool

Lists about a dozen unschooling websites

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A forum posting with a huge list of books, websites, conferences & blogs

Have we forgotten a great unschooling resource? Please let us know.