Agile Learning Center

New York City’s first Agile Learning Center is an independent school for self-directed learners currently enrolling students ages 7-16.

Agile Learning Centers activate explosive learning by harnessing powerful tools for self-organization and intentional culture creation, allowing our students to deeply engage with the world through their passions and strengths.

Agile Culture

Our Agile Culture model is emergent and adaptive. We iterate and evolve our tools and practices so that the process is always serving the people. The Agile Culture model holds these five assumptions at its core — they drive all that we do.

The Agile Roots

Learning: Learning is natural. It’s happening all the time.

Self-Direction: When people make their own decisions, they learn better. (And children are people!)

Purpose: People develop their strengths through cycles of intention, creation, and reflection.

Engagement: People learn more from the culture and environment they are immersed in than from the material they are taught.

Accomplishment: The 21st century world demands the creation of visible, shareable value as evidence of learning.

The Agile Cycle of Learning
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.
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.
What did you learn from your choices? Looking back, we develop awareness of what worked and what didn’t, we can move forward more powerfully.
Posted on April 8, 2014. Modified on October 16, 2014