Applications for the World’s Best School Prizes in 2023 are currently open.
The World’s Best School Prizes celebrate the stories and share the expertise of schools that are transforming the lives of the next generation and making a real difference in their communities. They give vital recognition to the enormous contribution schools make to society’s progress, especially in the wake of COVID.
Winning schools will be able to demonstrate outstanding systems, practices, and performance impacting the lives of their students and of the whole community.
The Prize has 5 categories including the
- Community Collaboration Prize which recognizes schools that have collaborated and developed partnerships with their community to meet both children’s needs and those of the wider society around them.
- Environmental Action Prize which recognizes the importance of schools and their students and teachers in environmental advocacy and change making.
- Innovation Prize which recognizes both technologies and pedagogies that break from tradition in their context to impact and improve teaching and learning.
- Overcoming Adversity Prize which recognizes schools that have beaten the odds to support and develop children’s learning and well being in the face of huge challenges.
- Supporting Healthy Lives Prize which recognizes schools that go above and beyond to support students physical and mental health and work to develop healthy habits, behaviours, knowledge, and skills.
Worth of Award
Five winning schools will be awarded with a share of the $250,000 total prize money.
Each winner will receive $50,000 to help them expand their work strengthening their school and community.
Early childhood centres, kindergarten, primary, secondary schools, virtual schools – all schools who teach students in compulsory schooling, and are legally registered with their respective Ministry of Education or government regulatory authority.
How to Apply
Only teachers, school principals, or other members of the applicant school’s leadership team or of its governing body can complete the application form. They need to register to create an account in order to start an application.
Deadline: Applications close March 15, 2023.