Our certificate-bearing six-week Summer School program is open to qualified learners between the ages of 13 – 18 from around the world. It is 100% online, with three hours of live interactive workshops each day for four days per week, along with self-paced interactive learning modules. Learn more about the summer school here
Ascend is our after-school program available to learners (ages 13-18) from around the world. This is an opportunity to join us part-time over the course of 6 months in order to be more prepared for a world of increasing complexity. This online-first program enables you to develop the competencies, mindsets, and behaviors required in order to flourish and contribute to human progress. You’ll embark upon challenge, skill, and career paths as you do so. Learn more here
Our soon-to-be-accredited 4-year high school program is designed to deliver a comprehensive, mind-expanding, and enriching preparation for the future to learners from around the world. While the program is online-first, learners from select cities can opt into a hybrid option. These co-learning spaces will enable learners to engage with other learners, meet with facilitators and mentors, and attend workshops.
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There are many things that make us different to a traditional school.
Instead of courses, learners embark on interdisciplinary learning paths. These are guided journeys involving workshops, mentorship experiences, and learning activities. In challenge paths, the learning is guided by solving a global challenge. During skill paths, learners develop powerful skills through projects. During career paths, learners experience jobs of the future.
We don’t assess learning through traditional standardized exams. Instead our assessments are meaningful, project-based, and open to personalization. Our assessments are also aligned with how skills are currently being assessed in the workforce.
There are no subjects at the School of Humanity. Instead our curriculum is fully interdisciplinary and places emphasis on instilling values, competencies, and mindsets.
Our faculty consists of inspiring learning facilitators and industry expert mentors.
While our model is fully online, it is still designed to be interactive, social, and personalized. Additionally, learners get access to co-learning spaces in select cities.
A typical day consists of live workshops, sessions with your mentor, and interactive learning models. There is a balance of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-paced) learning. While some sessions are at fixed times, learners also get flexibility in their schedule should they need it.
Learners have the option to participate from co-learning spaces in select cities globally at an additional fee. These spaces provide an optional opportunity for learners to socialize with other learners, with adult supervision and on-site learning support – as well as providing equitable access to wifi and resources.
Not necessarily! We place equal emphasis on the arts and humanities, ensuring there is something for everyone – regardless of their area of interest.
Yes, but with different requirements and degrees of Mastery depending on the length of the program. For example, during our 6-week summer school program, we don’t expect learners to accomplish the same level of mastery of standards as our 4-year high school.
Our programs are designed for learners ages 14 to 18, which is often equivalent to grades 9 to 12. However, our competency-based model means that learners can progress through the curriculum and master the standards at a pace that works best for them.
At the School of Humanity, learning is driven by curiosity and a desire to better the world. This is why we look for learners with an enthusiasm for learning and a desire to better themselves.
Be yourself! We want to get to know you as a human being. You do the application process justice when you are authentic about your interests, expectations and goals with the program.
It takes between 30-45 minutes to complete the initial application form. After submitting the form, shortlisted learners are invited for an interview.
Our pricing varies from program to program. You can learn more about our pricing here.
We offer partial and full financial aid to a number of learners every year. We encourage you to apply for financial aid if you can’t afford our program. We do our best to make sure our programs are as accessible as possible.
Learners can indicate their need for financial aid when applying to a program. We have a verification process after the learner is accepted in order to ensure financial need. Please note, applying to our program does not guarantee access to financial aid.
Absolutely! Our workshops and live sessions are highly interactive, with lots of group activities, exercises, and discussions. We also host a lot of game and social nights – as well as in-person meet ups at our co-learning spaces.
Depends on the cohort! Considering that we have learners participating from many different countries, we do our best to organize cohorts by time zone and usually have at least three parallel cohorts across three different time zones. Learners can indicate their time zone when applying to our program.
Depends on the program! Our full-time programs (High School, Gap Year & Summer School) demand a minimum of 30 hours a week of commitment. Our part-time/after-school program (Ascend) requires a minimum of 8 hours a week of commitment.
Absolutely not. There are three hours of live sessions every day, four days a week – leaving time for creative flow and self-paced learning. All of our live sessions are also highly interactive and social experiences.