Learning Cooperatives

The places below prefer not to be referred to as 'schools'.   For a list of alternative schools on this website; click here.


We operate out of our village campus near Hosur (in Tamil Nadu)
about 55km from Bangalore. Contact Person - Ratnesh or Aditi.

Contact Phones: +91-98450-45833 or +91-98867-24518
Website: www.aarohilife.org

For Children / young adults upto 25 years. 
We are a community of self directed learners - Who decide what they want to learn, how they want to learn, when they want to learn and use only self assessment. Aarohi is part-residential.

We do not follow any philosophy, we follow the child - its purely a child led environment.

Adharshila Learning Centre

Village - Sakad, P.O. - Chatli
via Sendhawa, District - Badwani
Madhya Pradesh
Contact: Amit and Jayashree
Phone : 09425981606
email :

  (- for a description of this learning cooperative click here)
[staff wanted at Adharshila]


Ms Sita Nayar: Tel.(080)             4110 2573       Mob: 99008 93484
Or write to us at:
Email - bhavyalearning@gmail.com
[staff wanted at Bhavya] 

Cascade Resource Centre

Alternate Education Project under aegis of RELIEF FOUNDATION
7/9 Basement, Sriram nagar Main road, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 41
Interested parents of children please mail your interest to:
 (- for a description of this learning cooperative click here) 

Centre for Learning

Plot No 56, Saisagar Enclave
Off Military Dairy Farm Road Tirumalgherry 
Secunderabad 500015, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.
+91-40-6526 7781/ 
            +91-99499 55900      
- a voluntary, not-for-profit, alternative education centre began in 1982 as a
criticism of formal mainstream schools. Since then it has been an attempt to
understand what education means as distinct from schooling. It is an attempt to
see how education can empower individuals and under-privileged communities
rather than domesticate them or make them unwilling collaborators in their own

Hunar Ghar  (Educate for Life)

Southern Rajasthan
            0091 9929 366732      
(- for a description of this learning cooperative click here)
[staff wanted at Hunar Ghar]


(The people’s institute for rethinking education and development)
21 Fatehpura, 
Udaipur. 313 004
Phone Number: (91) 294 245 1303
Fax: (91) 294 245 1949.
Email: shikshantar@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.swaraj.org/shikshantar
Team Leaders: Ms. Shilpa Jain
Mr. Manish Jain.
    (- for a brief summary click here).

Temple For Learning

is a small informal learning centre located in Palakkad for students between the ages of three and sixteen. Our attempt is to create an environment where children and adults can learn
and inquire together in freedom and affection, without fear and compulsion – which may awaken a sense of creativity and responsibility in the participants. A curriculum which will
enable this through nurturing skills in academic and non-academic areas will play a vital role in realizing this objective.

The educational vision of J Krishnamurti has been the shaping spirit behind this venture ….... read more.