ALC Mosaic

an agile learning community

ALC Mosaic is a K-12 independent school for self-directed learners. We are an Agile Learning Community that activates 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. Our learning environment embraces choice & freedom along with collaboration between peers, teachers, and the local community.

The structure of the school allows for students, teachers, and parents to have a voice and take an active role in building the community they want. Please read through the site to learn more about what ALC Mosaic has to offer.

Email or call with any questions! We regularly host Parent Interest Nights where you can come and meet our facilitators to learn more about us.



The Agile Roots

The soil we grow from is trustin students, in each other, in you. The four assumptions that ground us are as follows:

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

2. Self-Direction: People learn best when they make their own decisions. Children are people.

3. Experience: People learn more from their culture and environment than from the material they are taught. The medium is the message.

4. Success: Accomplishment is achieved through cycles of intention, creation, reflection, and sharing.


The Agile Cycle of Learning



What do you want to accomplish today?

In an Agile Learning Community, 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, so we can move forward more powerfully.



How can you share it with the world?

We document our work to record, exhibit, and share our experience with others.



We prepare young people for the world they are growing up into by empowering them to actively create it.



We use leading edge tools and culture creation practices to provide students with the maximal support with minimal interference.



We are active collaborators in the ALC Network. We aren’t in this game alone! Check out the growing network of ALCs.

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Support Mosaic!


A tax-deductible gift of any amount will help us to invest in our students, our community, and the future of our world. By giving our kids the power to explore their passions, we are investing in the future.

We do not get any government funds and are 100% sustained through tuition and donations. We serve families from all backgrounds, and we never want financial need to keep a child from getting the education they deserve.

We could use any amount of support you could provide to help us continue to employ the best staff, grow our culture intentionally, and give the kids everything they need to be successful learners.



Photos and logos by Eric Friedensohn. Additional photos by Twah Dougherty.

ALC Mosaic does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, or age in the administration of any of its programs, admissions, employment, volunteer selection, or scholarships.