What will the school of the future look like?
From climate change and identity to AI and the world of work - our world is undering going a radical change. To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we must transform education.
At X-School, a team of artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and education experts have come together to design the school of the future.
Our mission: Establish a global network of schools that provide a sustainable education for tomorrow's leaders and changemakers, regardless of social status, financial need, or background.
Our vision for your child
We envision our students as happy and successful global citizens fulfilling productive lives in the 21st century.
The world we live in is diverse and interconnected.
Our goal: To engender a sense of belonging and relatedness to the world across all socio-economic boundaries.
Our diverse students are the founders and creators of tomorrow.
Our goal: For students to set high goals, develop potential, and achieve mastery in their self-directed learning journey.
More and more young people suffer from dissatisfaction and mental anguish.
Our goal: To help students recognize their needs and help them to care for their holistic well-being.
Diversity, excellence, and well-being are too often seen as contradictions in the education landscape. We are striving and stepping up to bring them together in harmony.
We all went to school, but what life lessons did we really take away from our educational experiences?
In a multi-year longitudinal study, we took a close look at life itself.
20+ experts • 100+ studies • 10+ surveys • 30+ observations
Competencies of the future
To lead a successful life in the 21st century, students at X-School learn the following competencies:
How will your children learn in the school of the future? To find answers, we
Visited over 30 schools worldwide
Consulted more than 20 international education experts
Analyzed over 100 studies
Conducted nationwide surveys of parents and young people
Worked with educators, social workers, and psychologists
Involved diversity-, well-being- and high performance-specialists
Together we have developed a concept for all dimensions of our school.
The most important elements of our framework:
The X-School is open to people of all worldviews, nationalities, and religions, regardless of their social status. It is important that the parents trust their children and their abilities to learn in a self-determined way.
No. Behind the X-School are many different people with different religions and diverse life stories. That is why we want to be open to all people who want to learn together with us. Together we will also talk about our differences and learn to recognize and accept them.
Yes, because we see the potential in all students. We are therefore happy to accept students with special learning or support needs. Admission can only be made according to the nature of the needs and our possibilities to answer them (premises, staff, learning group structure) and is decided individually through a process of getting to know one another together with the parents and internal and external experts.
As a recognized alternative school in the form of a ‘Gesamtschule’, we offer all the qualifications of the German education system (secondary level I and II). Students can opt for the first school leaving certificate after grade 9, the extended first school leaving certificate after grade 10, the intermediate school leaving certificate (‘Fachoberschulreife’) or the highest degree the ‘Abitur’.
Yes and no. We cover all the prescribed content from the public curriculum but prepare it in a different way. The students work on problem-based projects and thus learn the content in a context that is relevant to their lives.
We are planning a total of 50 locations in Germany and internationally. The first X-School will start in NRW (Germany) in the summer of 2024. Other locations will then follow.
In the first X-School in NRW (Germany) we will not charge any school fees as this school is founded as a state-approved alternative school. In order to be able to finance the special aspects of the school, there is a voluntary parental contribution that is determined and scaled according to income.
The first X-School in NRW (Germany) is an all-day school. On at least three days a week, extended care is offered until the afternoon.
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