World's Best School Prizes Winners 2022

The World’s Best Schools

Strong Schools, Strong Societies

Meet the winners of the inaugural World’s Best School Prizes and learn from these trailblazing schools.

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Winner of the World's Best School Prize for Community Collaboration

[Badge] Winner for Community Collaboration

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Dunoon Grammar School

Scotland, United Kingdom

Dunoon Grammar School in Scotland has developed skill-based courses to turn around a brain drain in its rural community.

“Community Collaboration allows young people to achieve their potential by allowing them to take part in activities that actually are real learning experiences.” - Paul Gallanagh, Principal Teacher

Winner of the World's Best School Prize for Environmental Action

[Badge] Winner for Environmental Action
Bonuan Buquig National High School

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Bonuan Buquig National High School

Dagupan, Philippines

Bonuan Buquig National High School in Dagupan City, Philippines, restored lost mangroves to reverse the environmental devastation caused by Typhoon Pepeng impacting its students and local community.

“We cannot prepare the future for our learners. But we can prepare them for the future.” - Lin Ventenilla, Teacher

Winner of the World's Best School Prize for Innovation

[Badge] Winner for Innovation
Escuela Emilia Lascar

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Escuela Emilia Lascar

Peñaflor, Chile

Escuela Emilia Lascar in Peñaflor, Chile, launched its own TV channel to keep students engaged during COVID and it has gone from strength to strength.

“Evidently, technology by itself is useless. It should rather open new paths for the development of skills and abilities: personal and emotional.” - María Elena Fernández, Principal

Winner of the World's Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity

[Badge] Winner for Overcoming Adversity
Project Shelter Wakadogo

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Project Shelter Wakadogo

Gulu, Uganda

Project Shelter Wakadogo in Gulu, Uganda, was founded in the wake of war and now educates over 450 children with one of the highest student retention rates in the country.

“This community is so resilient. When there are problems, we come together. We discuss the way forward, and we find a solution.” - Odong Charles Kigundi, Head Teacher

Winner of the World's Best School Prize for Supporting Healthy Lives

[Badge] Winner for Supporting Healthy Lives
Curie Metropolitan High School

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Curie Metropolitan High School

Chicago, United States

Curie Metropolitan High School in Chicago, US, breaks down barriers for students impacted by the area’s violent crime and promotes wellbeing through an extensive art programme.

“The arts support healthy lives in a number of ways working with the whole child, to contextualise ideas, to be part of a community, and the creativity then enables them to go on and be successful in whatever they choose.” - Melinda Wilson, Arts Teacher

School Transformation Toolkits

The T4 Communities app brings the World’s Best Schools right into your school. Download the app and access the School Transformation Toolkits for a closer look into how the schools developed their expertise, then replicate their process with their step-by-step guides.


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