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Agate Private School is an democratic alternative private school specializing in designing, developing and engaging individualized programs for our autodidactic students.
Elon Musk has set up his own alternative school for his children, describing the process as “unschooling,” after he revealed that traditional schooling was neither valuable nor interesting to him as a child. “I didn’t see the regular schools doing the things I thought should be done,” Musk said. (


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Founded in 1983 Agate Private School (Toronto) by the Ministry of Education expressly for like minded families and in order to better keep track of the number of alternatively educating families.  Agate follows the Sudbury Model.

Fostering heuristic and autodidactic education, students run this UnSchool by democratic process.  Unlike the Push systems of education where subject matter is already decided by arbitrary entities, Agate students use a Pull System to reach out to acquire the information they need.  Voluntary attendance, Autonomy in Curriculum design, Self Graduation and Year Round Calendar help remove obstacles to learning.

Boarders, distance learners and day students collaborate to make an unique learning experience.   Agate Private School strives to offer “spontaneous diversity of choice” with students “stimulating an open-ended curriculum”. Charles William Eliot, President of Harvard University 1869-1909

In 2000 Agate Private School merged with Banyan Tree School (also established in 1983, London ON).

Now Agate serves a small eclectic elite number of students who require and desire something different.

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