Strangely Unique Schools

1 . Waldorf Schools

Waldorf education is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. The pedagogy emphasizes the role of the imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of pupils.

2 . Tiny Tits School

Even though nothings really weird when it comes to this schools agenda or nature, its name gives it a naughty character. Wouldnt you feel strange saying you graduated from Tiny Tits School? Be honest

3 . Stratton Mountain School

What would you think if we told you theres a school that focuses on the Winter Olympics? Apparently, Stratton Mountain School in Stratton, Vermont, defines itself as a winter sports academy. And they are serious about it since the school has sent fifty three students to the Olympics, while ninety have been on national US teams.

4 . Hamburger University

Hamburger University was founded in 1961 by Ray Kroc to teach the secrets of McDonalds to eager minds. The first university is located in Oak Brook, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, but it has since spread to Tokyo, London, Sydney and Shanghai. And before you laugh about the whole thing keep in mind that getting into Harvard is currently easier than in McDonalds University in China, since less than one percent of the applicants will eventually be accepted there.

5 . Play Mountain Place

Play Mountain Place is a child centered, humanistic, progressive, alternative, experiential, play based preschool and elementary school located in Los Angeles. For over sixty five years, children have been encouraged to discover the joys of learning through their own interest, at their own pace, all while being supported by the deepest respect for their dignity and worth. Its all about self motivation in this school while programming and standard lessons (history, math, and grammar) have a secondary role.

6 . Naropa University

Naropa University is a private liberal arts college in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 1974 by the Tibetan Buddhist Ch

7 . Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment

Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment is an independent college preparatory school located in Fairfield, Iowa. The school has an open admissions policy and its curriculum includes the practice of transcendental meditation as well as traditional academic subjects and a course in the science of creative intelligence. Despite being an unusual school, its students have received numerous awards in state, national, and international competitions for science, the arts, creativity, and athletics, with the boys tennis team winning multiple national titles.

8 . Harvey Milk High School

The Harvey Milk High School is a public high school in the East Village of New York City designed for, though not limited to, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth, as well as those questioning their sexuality. It is named after San Francisco, California, supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to office.

9 . Gulu Elementary School

Gulu is a remote Chinese mountain village located in a national park filled with canyons, precipices, and overhanging rocks. The villages primary school is probably the most remote in the world. Lying halfway up a mountain, it takes five hours to climb from the base to the school.

10 . Forest Kindergartens

A forest kindergarten is a type of preschool for children between ages three and six that is held almost exclusively outdoors. Whatever the weather, children are encouraged to play, explore, and learn in a forest or natural environment. They are also known as Waldkindergarten in Germany where they are quite popular.


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