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The High School For The World

School of Humanity

location_on Dubai, United Arab Emirates
School of Humanity is an online-first high school with an interdisciplinary curriculum and innovative learning model. The mode equips learners with the skills, dispositions, and needed to flourish and contribute to human progress. The model reimagines what, how, why and where learning happens.
- Raya Bidshahri, Founder & CEO
We sought to create a learning experience that learners across the planet would genuinely love, parents would distinctly value, top universities would prioritize and future employers would appreciate.

- Raya Bidshahri, Founder & CEO


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Updated on June 28th, 2022
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Why did you create this innovation?

The future of humanity depends on how well we prepare future generations to be active stewards and engaged, caring citizens. These intentions are largely ignored by traditional education systems. School of Humanity exists to deliver those outcomes and to serve as a role model for other institutions realizing their greater responsibility for human progress.

How does your innovation work in practice?

We redesigned the High School experience in order to better serve humanity and learners globally. Our model and curriculum are:

Curiosity-driven: Learners choose their own mission through a variety of learning paths that are personalized to them. These include various Challenge, Skill & Career paths.

Interdisciplinary: Learners meet varied and exciting curriculum outcomes by embarking on interdisciplinary learning paths.

Competency-based: Learners progress through the curriculum based on ability, not age. We allow them to move at a pace that works best for them.

Flexible Schedules: Combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning providing learners with balance and time for creative flow.

While our model is online-first, we are also launching hybrid programs and cohorts in select cities globally.

How has it been spreading?

Since our launch in May 2021, we have:
- Received registrations of interest and applications from families in over 20 countries
- Run a Summer School program in July/Aug 2021 with 2 cohorts.
- Run 3 cohorts for the 6-month afterschool Ascend programs between September 2021 and June 2022
- Are running a new Summer School program in July / Aug 2022 with 4 Cohorts including Scholarships for Girls in Web 3.0
- Preparing to launch a 4-year high school in September 2022
- Established partnerships with foundations, external curriculum providers, and universities.
- Grown a team of incredible mentors, facilitators, and leaders which you can learn more about here

If I want to try it, what should I do?

You can learn more and register your interest at

You can also contact us via


See this innovation in action

UNDP - Data for Development
We were excited to collaborate with the United Nations Development Program to host the "Data for Development" boot camp at the Knowledge Summit this week. Some of our learners, as well as the Knowledge Summit attendees from around the world, participated to develop their data literacy and use data to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
School of Humanity at World Dubai Forum!
Roxanne, Ismail, and Prady presented their projects on NFTs and the token economy at the World Dubai Forum. The forum was organized by UNIT Ventures in partnership with the Dubai Chamber. The learners presented their learning journey while making NFTS more accessible in the developing world, as well as their vision for a Dubai token.
Showcase at Dubai Cares Pavillion Expo 2020
Join us for the livestream of our showcase event on March 30th, where our learners will be sharing their projects and solutions under: ****๐Ÿ‘š**** Sustainable Fashion**๐Ÿค–** Art with Technology**๐ŸŒ†** Sustainable Cities**๐ŸŒŽ** Creating Virtual WorldsPrepare to be inspired as our young changemakers share their vision for the future of humanity.Everyone from around the world is welcome to attend!
Summer School Scholarships for Girls in Web 3.0
We are excited to announce full need-based scholarships funded by Everyday Goddesses for female learners globally who want to participate in our summer school. Our 6-week summer school is open to all learners (ages 13 to 18) globally who want to develop their skills, portfolio, and network - while collaborating with peers from around the world.The Girls in Web 3.0 scholarship is for female learners interested in:๐Ÿ’ฐ Future of Money๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Art with Technology๐ŸŒƒ Creating Virtual Worlds๐ŸŒ Blockchain technologies
Micro-internship Opportunities for School of Humanity Learners
Check out the organizations our learners are collaborating with! All of our programs have direct links to industry - not just through industry mentorship but also through micro-internship with leading organizations globally. In our current cohort of Ascend, our learners are collaborating with three exciting companies: ๐Ÿฅ Surag Medical, Germany: Empowering surgeons with a new perception โ™ป๏ธ Ree, UAE: Dubai's first-ever Recycling platform that rewards you more you recycle โš•๏ธ MICA Medical, Israel: AI decision support system that helps radiologists perform precise and effective mammography analysis
School of Humanity | Virtual Open Day - Zoom
We are excited to announce our next virtual open day on May 29th! This year, School of Humanity is launching a high school like no other, one where learners develop their skills by tackling real-world challenges through personalized pathways. Register for the open day to: ๐ŸŒ Learn more about our model and curriculum ๐Ÿ‘ค Hear from our founding team and educators ๐Ÿ’œ Meet our learners ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฟ Connect with other prospective families ๐Ÿ“ Speak to admissions While the sessions will start in zoom, we will eventually move to our spaceship in the Metaverse for an open day like no other! Register via
Future Fluencies Showcase at Dubai Cares pavillion at Expo 2020
Congratulations to our learners from our Future Fluencies program on a spectacular showcase event, organized in partnership with the Al-Futtaim Education Foundation. This cohort of inspiring changemakers presented and exhibited their learning journey at the Dubai Cares pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The agenda included presentations on biomimicry, A.I. in medicine, female participation in crypto, human flourishing, and so much more!


Achievements & Awards

November 2022
Raya Bidshahri as keynote speaker at EDUtechAsia
March 2022
Our Head of Flourishing & Inclusion Kata Cuba will be speaking about reimagining education for human flourishing at the #SHAPElive events on March 31st organized by Cambridge University Press & Assessment.
March 2022
School of Humanity Learners at Knowledge Summit
February 2022
School of Humanity selected as ELITE 200 for GSV Ventures pitch competition
January 2022
Our CEO, Raya Bidshahri, hosted the International Day of Education at #Expo2020 that was joined by inspiring changemakers who talked about the opportunities we have in reinventing the future of Education
November 2021
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