World’s Best School Prizes

Celebrating schools that make a difference

The World's Best School Prizes are the world's most prestigious education awards, giving inspirational schools a share of the $250,000 award and a global platform so others can replicate their best practices.

Through this platform, we aim to celebrate schools everywhere for the pivotal role they play in developing the next generation of learners and for their enormous contribution to society's progress.

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Global impact

We offer five distinct prizes in the areas of Community Collaboration, Environmental Action, Innovation, Overcoming Adversity, and Supporting Healthy Lives. Each prize celebrates a unique aspect of educational excellence.

How to apply

Applying for the World's Best School Prizes couldn’t be simpler. Check out our How to apply page for a detailed timeline and FAQs to guide you through each step.

Judging process

Our judging process is fair and transparent, conducted by a distinguished Judging Academy. Learn more about the rigorous criteria we use to evaluate applications and select our winners.

Transforming education

West End Primary's community in South Africa celebrates after being shortlisted in the Top 10.

Celebrate your school

Escuela Emilia Lascar wins the World's Best School Prize for Innovation - a turning point for their community.

Change lives

Bonuan Buquig National High School in the Philippines wins the World's Best School Prize for Environmental Action for the...

Make a difference

The Director General of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria visits finalist Pinelands North Primary School.

Inspire the world

Students at Gort Community School in Ireland on a beach clean up.

Expand your work

SVKM's CNM School in Mumbai implements a new curriculum centred on STEM skills.

Embrace Innovation

Kenya's Still I Rise International School's works to celebrate differences among its students and tackle inequalities.

Strengthen your community

St Edwards Primary School in Australia implements personal learning plans to help disadvantaged students beat the odds.

Share your expertise

Project Shelter Wakadogo, a school in Uganda that rose from the ashes of civil war to become a beacon for the community

Tell your story

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