Not all schools and their teaching methods necessarily correspond to every child. It can take some time for you to find the best school offering the most diversity depending on your child’s character and ability and even your financial budget. Some schools have got it right… This list of the world’s coolest schools show that first of all you need to get children to love school!
When you are a student it is easy to take school for granted and not think about your education as being important. Children who are exceedingly clever can sometimes get lost in a classical school system as they struggle in social situations or excel in more creative activities. Working from the book can leave kids bored and uninterested. However there are other more practical activities that are just as important such as physical education, living in natura and music. Here is a list of the coolest schools throughout the world who focus on encouraging students to learn practically and to enjoy their school experience. No more stuffy teachers lecturing you from textbooks! You won’t be able to wait to get back!
1/ A primary school in Fuji Yochien, Japon
This primary school in Japan has been created into a real nature’s playground! A circular rooftop surrounded with trees welcomes their happy students. Everything is made so that the children can exert themselves and play together, always encouraging social interaction. You’ll love school and not want to leave!
2/ The Green school, Indonesia
Mr and Mrs Hardi, a couple in love with nature are training the environmentally conscious leaders of the future. Their school welcomes primary aged kids up to secondary school. The building has been constructed using environmentally friendly materials with resources being taken from the jungle environment. The children learn how to cultivate their own food and study environmental science, entrepreneurial skills and creative arts. This green school is the school of the future!
3/ Burges High School, USA
This surprising private school which opened in the 1960s allowed children over the ages of 12 to do almost as they wanted. No, you’ve heard right. The founder of this school was open to all, whether it was tobacco, pets or truancy. They stood by the principle that, “If you tell children not to do something, they will do it. Therefore if you let children do what they like in a secured environment they will be more likely to want to come to school.” As you might expect this experiment didn’t last long and the school had to close it’s doors. A shame really !
4/ La Guardia High School, USA
LaGuardia High School is a comprehensive school that is free for the most gifted students in New York in any type of art. Say goodbye to math and geography and say hello to dance, music, theatre and creative arts. The school even provided the set of the film and following series of Fame. This school should strike a chord with those students that don’t fit in well in a classical curriculum.
5/ The itinerant school for young women everywhere around the world.
This privileged school only takes on 16 students at a time with a ratio of 4 students to 1 teacher. The school only takes girls aged between 15 and 18 years old. The aim is to make the young girls aware of the world’s diversity and help them to travel. However this school is far from accessible as it costs the modest sum of 27, 000 dollars…