Jun 20, 2022

Top 10 Shortlists for the World’s Best School Prize Announced from T4 Education

Strong schools make strong societies. T4 and its partners including TWCF are identifying and celebrating exemplary schools from around the globe.

By Templeton Staff

Templeton World Charity Foundation is one of T4 Education's partners in The World's Best School Prizes. The prize seeks to recognize and celebrate exemplary schools that, in the shadow of the pandemic, have demonstrated powerful and inspiring initiatives, transforming the lives of their students and their communities. The $250,000 prize fund will be equally shared among the winning five schools from across the globe in 2022. There are five categories within the prize: 

Community Collaboration Schools integratively working with their communities to secure solid grounds for children’s progress.

Environmental Action  Schools engaging with solutions for global warming and climate crisis.

Innovation Schools breaking from tradition to accelerate progress and improve education by ‘leapfrogging’ innovative approaches.

Overcoming Adversity Schools strengthening their students while succeeding in powering through challenges.

Supporting Healthy Lives Schools providing the opportunity for their students and community to live healthily in an integrated and sustainable way.

In June 2022, the 50 schools named in the Top 10 shortlists in five categories for the World’s Best School Prizes were announced. Through their outstanding work, these trailblazing schools have achieved a positive, long-lasting impact in the lives of their students and of their wider communities. Read about the schools that made the shortlist in each category here.

In September 2022, T4 will announce the Top 3 finalists in each category of the World’s Best School Prizes. The Top 3 schools in each category will take part in a recorded interview, and a Public Advisory Vote will open to the public. (Sign up to join the Public Advisory Vote here.) Following this, evaluation packages for the top nominees for each category will be sent to T4's independent Judging Academy, composed of leaders from academia, educators, NGOS, social entrepreneurs, government, civil society, and the private sector. The Judging Academy — which includes TWCF President Andrew Serazin and TWCF Advisor for Strategic Relationships and Partnerships Fiona Gatty — will then be responsible for choosing the winning schools.

Winners will be announced during World Education Week, in October 2022. Stay tuned!


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