Education for Life Schools and Interest Groups

What it takes to become an Education for Life School

An Education for Life (EFL) school has been recognized by EFL International and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to meet the following criteria:

  • teacher and director certification
  • onsite visits by EFL representatives
  • annual participation in an EFL conference
  • staff exchanges with other EFL schools
  • local EFL programs for staff and parents
  • payment of an annual fee

Starting an Education for Life School: An interview with the founder of Lila School in Slovenia

Current Education for Life Schools

  • Ljubljana, Slovenia- Lila School
  • Portland, Oregon-Living Wisdom* School
  • Palo Alto, California-Living Wisdom* School
  • Seattle, Washington-Living Wisdom* School
  • Ananda Village, California-Living Wisdom* School
  • Assisi, Italy-Living Wisdom* School

*The appellation “Living Wisdom School” refers to schools that follow the Education for Life philosophy and were founded under the auspices of Ananda Sangha.

Associated Schools and Interest Groups

Associated schools* actively integrate the EFL philosophy into their educational programs. Education for Life Interest Groups are dedicated to furthering their understanding of EFL through teacher and parent development training and hosting EFL presentations.