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Discover the winners of the first-ever World’s Best School Prizes

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Announcing the World's Best School Prizes

Strong Schools, Strong Societies

The World’s Best School Prizes celebrate schools with an opportunity to recognise and share their achievements around the world.

We shine a spotlight on the most incredible and inspiring stories of success we see happening in schools and classrooms so they can inspire change around the world.

Potential. Purpose. Progress. New rules for schools.

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What does being the best mean to you?

For us, schools that make the grade are the ones that make a difference.

They prepare for the future by shaping it – out in the world, not just inside an exam hall.

They show us what they can do by getting out there and doing it. They work sustainably, make whole families healthier and bring communities closer. They create a ripple of change that spreads from schools to society, making both stronger.

The best schools follow a new kind of rule book. And the world is all the better for it.

Because strong schools make strong societies.


Five Prizes as One

The World’s Best School Prizes are awarded to schools that have developed expertise in five key areas, that can prove and demonstrate outstanding systems, practises and performance that impact the lives of their students and of the whole community. The five winning schools will win an equal share of the $250,000 prize pool. 

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Community Collaboration

Community Collaboration

Environmental Action

Environmental Action



Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

Supporting Healthy Lives

Supporting Healthy Lives

What our Judges say

“The World’s Best School Prize is all about discovering real innovation in how educators go about both running their organisations and integrating sustainability into the core of what they teach and how they teach.”

Peter Lacy
Global Sustainability Services Lead and Chief Responsibility Officer at Accenture

The World’s Best Schools Prizes help shed light on exceptional schools at a time when we need inspiration to accelerate the future design of learning.

Richard Culatta

These winners are the ones with potential as well as proven evidence to shape that child and that adolescent who may one day transform our world.

Yasmine Sherif
Director of Education Cannot Wait

We know that there are some incredible schools across the world who are already reimagining their support to children and this award is about learning from them to improve school for children everywhere.

Safeena Husain
Founder and Executive Director of Educate Girls

Schools are the heart of our communities. Schools are the centres of our economies. Schools underpin the wellbeing of our youth. So it is about time we celebrate them on a global scale!

Maggie MacDonnell
Canadian Award-Winning Teacher

It’s time for the greatest education innovations in the world to be celebrated and emulated through this initiative, so that we can collectively reach UN SGD 4 by 2030.

Asheesh Advani
CEO of Junior Achievement Worldwide

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