pedagogy of play


A Self-Directed Learning Community


Stay up to date on the offerings of clubs, workshops, lessons and more happening at POP Louisville.

Our Community Agreement

We ask all families to abide by the Member Agreement while at POP. These guidelines are very important to our community, and can be found here.

More Information

Link to our frequently asked questions. Now with ANSWERS!

Youth Waiver of Liability

Please bring a signed copy to first meetup

Adult Waiver of Liability

Please bring a signed copy to first meetup

“Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.”

― Deepak Chopra

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

-Pablo Picasso

"Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."

-Oscar Wilde

What is POP Louisville INC?

POP Louisville Inc is a non-profit organization, dedicated to promote, support and practice Self-Directed Education in Louisville KY and beyond.  We aim to provide the optimizing conditions to best support SDE for homeschooling families in a space that promotes respectful relationships and offers unlimited time for free play.

Read more about our main initiatives:

  • The POP Co-op for Homeschooling Families (More…)
  • The LUCKY Club, an SDE Support Group (Facebook Page & Band App Community)
  • POP Louisville, a Full Time Self-Directed Learning Community (Info Coming Soon)
  • Living Without School, a Blog by local homeschooling parents about living without school. (Coming soon)

We are a secular and inclusive group.

Where Does the POP co-op meet?

POP Louisville Co-op meets inside Fourth Presbyterian Church. (We are not affiliated with the church, other than renting their beautiful space.)

This is near the UofL main campus, at 3016 Preston Hwy Louisville KY. (map link)

POP is a place where people of all ages and abilities get together to play, work, learn, and connect.

The decline of play | Peter Gray | TEDxNavesink


3016 Preston Hwy Louisville KY 40217

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” I can play on the swing as long as I want. I can talk to my friends, and play the entire time. It’s totally up to me!”

Jessica A.

POP Member