The Providence Free School isn’t a school in the traditional, institutional sense — instead, it’s a framework for grassroots, community self-education. We facilitate the sharing and expansion of skills and knowledge, and our emphasis is on empowerment and mutual support, rather than professional or institutional development.

(For more details, read our Mission & Values page.)

Providence Free School is affiliated with and initially based out of Libertalia, a collectively-run autonomous space that hosts an event/meeting space, an infoshop, and a radical lending library. But the Free School is a separate entity, and holds classes in other settings as needed and as appropriate. For more information about Libertalia,
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