1. BROOKLYN FREE SCHOOL, NEW YORK
It is an independent day school founded in 2003. It is an ungraded institution that follows the principle of the free movement schools. It encourages self-directed learning through internships, trips, workshops and activities. There are no tests, no grades and no compulsory attendance in classes. The focus is on social and emotional growth of students and on the mainstream bookish learning.
2. BOAT SCHOOLS, BANGLADESH
In Bangladesh, annual flooding disrupts schooling for numerous students. A non-profit organisation, Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangastha overcame this challenge by introducing the concept of boat schools. The floating schools cover an area of 2 square. km. It offers primary level education to local children who otherwise would have remained education-deprived.
3. ABO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MEXICO
It was developed during the cold war era in a small tow in Southern new Mexico that doubled as a shelter and as an elementary school. Abo is entirely underground and its roof serves as a playground for the kids. Frank Standhart, the architect who designed the school claimed that it could withstand a 20-megaton blast and radiation. Abo was finally shut down in 1995 due to the cost it required for maintenance.
4. TRAIN PLATFORMS SCHOOLS, INDIA
It was introduced by Inderjit Khurana, who was a school teacher. She used to commute to work by trains. Everyday, she noticed kids begging and working on platforms. She acknowledged that the children wont compromise their work and go to schools. Therefore, she decided to bring the school to them. Children, at the platform schools are taught in a friendly environment and ultimately are mainstreamed to the government school at the end of the foundation course.
5. TRABAJO YA, SPAIN
Trabajo Ya, offers a course that provides sexual knowledge and professional tips. The course covers reasons for getting into prostitution. its advantages and disadvantages. The students are made well aware of the psychological consequences of working in the sex industry. The lessons include how to use erotic toys and also the popular positions of the Kama Sutra.
6. WITCH SCHOOL, U.S.A
Founded by Rev. Ed Hubbard , provides students with exposure to a broad range of subjects affected and related to Wiccan and Pagan thought and magic of the Correllian traditions. It offers both online and campus courses. It’s campuses are located in Salem, Massachusetts, Illinois and Chicago.
7. THE SCHOOL OF FUTURE, PHILADELPHIA
In 2003, Microsoft and School District of Philadelphia paired up to design an institution that would adapt itself to the changing world.Launched in 2006, the school taught the students with the help of laptops and textbooks were not required. It’s educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training and directed research.