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Life After Free-School: What Happens to Self-Directed Grads?

  • Pathfinder Community School 2400 N. Broad St Durham United States (map)

We are thrilled to have a dual Q&A session with a free school graduate and a professor of education who both have done research into self-directed graduates!

Ariel Fielding went to a free elementary school based on A.S. Neill's Summerhill—ALPHA Alternative in Toronto, Canada, where the public system boasts 19 alternative schools from K-8, and 22 alternative high schools. She created a documentary project interviewing graduates, teachers, and core staff members from free schools in Canada with photographer Michael Barker (

Dr. Kevin Currie-Knight is a Teaching Associate Professor in East Carolina University's College of Education, and is serving on President of Pathfinder’s Board of Directors. He is currently involved in a research study with Dr. Peter Gray interviewing adult alumni of Hudson Valley School about how their experiences shaped their lives.


1:00-2:00: Meet and greet, site tours

2:00-3:30 Q&A

3:30-4:00: Mingling / follow up chatting

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Earlier Event: July 27
Public Info Session