Additional Resources




Free to Learn

by Peter Gray


Free at Last

by Daniel Greenberg


Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar

by James Marcus Bach


Wounded by School

by Kirsten Olson


Free Range Kids

by Lenore Skenazy


Schools on Trial

by Nikhil Goyal


On the 10th episode of the AVS podcast, host Missa Gallivan interviews ten Alpine Valley School graduates from all over the world about their experiences at school. Together, these graduates answer the most frequently asked questions we receive on a regular basis.

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

This video is a glimpse into the life of our school. Enter a world of young people who are exuberant about their lives, and are fully in control of their education. We hope you will enjoy their spirit, their focus, and above all their intensity in pursuing their passions.
In this talk, Dr. Peter Gray compellingly brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has been a gradual but, overall dramatic decline in children's freedom to play with other children, without adult direction.