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(German National Association of Free Alternative Schools)

c/o Freie Schule Kassel
Brandenburger Str. 5
34131 Kassel

Tel. +49 561 3161778
Fax. +49 561 34725

Name of contact person: Tilmann Kern

Year founded: 1988
Number of member schools: 106*
Number of member start-up groups: 34*
Number of students represented: 8,300*
*as of Sep. 2019

The BFAS is an amalgamation of alternative free schools, school start-up initiatives, institutions and individuals. It supports pedagogical reform in the direction of self-determined learning, democratic participation in decision making and mutual respect.

We Provide

  • Advice for member schools and start-up initiatives
  • Continued Professional Development
  • Books and materials about alternative free schools
  • A platform for networking and exchanges between alternative free schools, both nationally and internationally
  • Public relations work for alternative free schools

We Aim to Support

  • The application of the principles of the UN Childrens Rights Convention.
  • Free education
  • Increased influence of educational reform pedagogy in the political education debate.
  • Equal financing and rights between alternative free schools and state schools.
  • Increased public awareness about alternative free schools.