An intentional self-directed learning community.
    • Nurture independent, agile, thoughtful, creative, goal-driven critical thinkers capable of both changing their world and adapting skills as their world changes.
    • Embrace the need for all humans, regardless of age or other differences, to continually learn and find joy in living.
    • Create a culture centered around collaboration, community, inclusiveness, respect, and trust where students and staff can discover and pursue their passions.
    • Generate public interest in and stimulate conversation about the future of education and 21st century learning.
    • Act as a demonstration center from which practices and innovations may diffuse to families, communities, and other schools.
    We do this by providing a self-directed, safe, and supportive learning environment for students. We offer individualized programs that meet personal goals through play, independent study, innovative classes and workshops, mentoring partnerships, internships, and community resources.
    Agile Learning Centers restore the joy of learning with a surprisingly effective educational approach: intentional culture supporting self-directed learning reinforced by agile management tools.

    • Self-Directed: Humans are natural learners. When children get to follow their passions, they engage deeply, learning more quickly and thoroughly – covering years of content in weeks at the time they choose to learn it.
    • Intentional Culture: At ALCs children feel they are heard, they belong, and they make a difference. As social creatures, we thrive in this kind of vibrant community which builds our confidence, heightens our communication skills, and calls forth our best selves.
    • Agile Management Tools: We use practical and concrete tools to make these lofty-sounding ideals real and reliable. These tools and practices provide visible feedback, effective self-management, clarity of purpose, and easy integration of new patterns as needs change.
    The soil we grow from is trust: in students, in each other, in you. The four assumptions that ground us are as follows:
    • 1. Learning: Learning is natural. It’s happening all the time.
    • 2. Self-Direction: People learn best when they make their own decisions. Children are people.
    • 3. Experience: People learn more from their culture and environment than from the material they are taught. The medium is the message.
    • 4. Success: Accomplishment is achieved through cycles of intention, creation, reflection, and sharing.

  • Intention

    What do you want to accomplish today?

    In an Agile Learning Center, we discern and articulate what we want to do, individually and as a group.

  • Creation

    What are you going to do about it?

    Agile Learners spend their days exploring and inventing – once we know what we want, we create it.

  • Reflection

    What did you learn from your choices?

    Looking back, we develop awareness of what worked and what didn’t, so we can move forward more powerfully.

  • Sharing

    How can you share it with the world?

    We document our work to record, exhibit, and share our experience with others.

  •  Relevant

    We prepare young people for the world they are growing up into by empowering them to actively create it.


  • Innovative

    We use leading edge tools and culture creation practices to provide students with the maximal support with minimal interference.



  •  Collaborative

    We are active collaborators in the ALC Network. We aren’t in this game alone! Check out the growing network of ALCs.


  • Contact Us

    • Location

      2525 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77080

    • Phone & Email

      Phone: 346-800-1996

    • Hours

      Tuesday: 9 am -3 pm
      Thursday: 9 am – 3 pm
      Friday: 9 am – 3 pm

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Be a part of a self-directed learning community that is changing the face of education.
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