World’s Best School Prizes

Celebrating schools that make a difference

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The World's Best School Prizes are the world's most prestigious education awards, giving inspirational schools a share of the $50,000 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.

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.

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

The five World’s Best School Prizes are for Community Collaboration, Environmental Action, Innovation, Overcoming Adversity, and Supporting Healthy Lives. Each Prize celebrates a unique aspect of transformational schools.

How to apply

Our application process is open to every school in the world. Learn more about the process and how to apply.

Judging process

Our judging process is a three-stage process based on the judging criteria of each Prize. Find out more about the process and meet our Judging Academy.

Global impact

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.

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