Our Annual Campaign

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Almost four years ago, we took the bull by the horns and started Heartwood ALC, Atlanta’s first Agile Learning Center . We wanted to create a mixed-age school for independent learners: A place that honored young people’s innate curiosity about the world around them and a culture made from meaningful connections.  We didn’t want to wait for this school to emerge, our kids needed it now.

So we built it! We opened in 2016 and since then we’ve done more than we ever could have imagined:

  • We found our semi permanent home in Clarkston, GA, just 5 miles east of Decatur

  • We doubled our enrollment from 12 to 25

  • We hired a 3rd facilitator

  • We got our first grant from 4.0 Schools

  • We launched Atlanta’s first Self-Directed Education Learning and Liberation Summit

  • We started training other Agile Learning Facilitators