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Alternatives to School

  • Old First Reformed Church 729 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

The Brooklyn School Alternatives Conference will be held in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on June 4th and 5th, 2016. Pat Farenga, who worked closely with John Holt and is the co-author of Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling, is a leading advocate of the modern homeschooling movement. He will bring a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective on the history and future of homeschooling. Tomis Parker and Nancy Tilton, from the Agile Learning Centers, will share their experiences building a network of schools that facilitate self-directed learning.

The conference is open to all, including families who are thinking about leaving the traditional school system and those who are already using family and community-based approaches to learning, including homeschooling, free schools, micro schools, and coops.

The Play and Learn Children’s Fair, presented by CottageClass, will be an interactive event with a wide range of engaging learning experiences and playful activities.  

Earlier Event: June 4
Later Event: June 18
Student Reunion with Kate