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World’s Best School Prizes

The world’s most prestigious education prizes celebrate the stories of schools that are transforming the lives of their students and making a real difference in their communities.

World’s Best School Prizes 2023 applications are now closed.

The $250,000 World’s Best School Prizes give trailblazing schools a global platform to share their expertise and make change happen.

This year's Top 10 shortlists for the five Prizes will be announced in June.

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A game-changing journey for schools

We give schools a platform to recognise their work, and a chance to put them on the map and have their voice heard. Global political leaders and celebrities have endorsed the schools that participate in the World's Best School Prizes.

Image of the president of Chile visiting a school

Chile’s President Announces Nationwide Expansion of Prize-Winning Escuela Emilia Lascar’s Innovation Work.

Image of Curie Metropolitan High School ringing the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell

Chicago’s Curie Metropolitan High School Rings NYSE Closing Bell after Winning World’s Best School Prize for Supporting Healthy Lives.

MCD Primary School being congratulated by the Vice President of India
VP, India Congratulates MCD Co-ed Primary School Lajpat Nagar III on Shortlisting.
Director General of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
Nigerian Teachers Registration Council Director Visits South African Pinelands North Primary School.
Buenos Aires' Minister of Education with teachers

Buenos Aires Education Minister Visits Environmental Prize Shortlisted Escuela Tecnica Paula Albarracín de Sarmiento.

Dame Emma Thompson Congratulates Dunoon Grammar School on Winning World's Best School Prize for Community Collaboration.

Philippine Local Government Announces Scale-Up of Prize-Winner Bonuan Buquig NHS Environmental Action Work.

Transforming education

Explore how the World's Best School Prizes can transform and improve your school and change the lives of your community – and beyond.

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