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Today's schools exist in a connected yet troubled world, and the demands placed on them have never been higher. Our world and its problems are increasingly complex and complicated, putting pressure on schools to produce problem solvers driven to contribute to positive change. Schools are mandated to impart "21st century skills" as well as the traditional "3 Rs" of reading, writing, and arithmetic, and to produce strong results in regional and national standardized testing as well as competitive global studies. They are also expected to quickly and creatively integrate new tools and technologies, while also effectively guarding against threats such as cyberbullying and identity theft.

Imagine if there was a global showcase of future-forward schools determined to rise to the challenge of true 21st century teaching and learning. Highlighting the efforts of these schools would enable them to challenge their peers to serve and include every learner, to celebrate achievements beyond just test scores, and to collaborate in learning about and taking action on issues that matter.

Future Friendly Schools is this showcase. It was established to nurture student voice, global citizenship, and environmental stewardship through technology-rich and project-based learning to better engage students in learning and prepare them for life in a time that demands new leaders and ideas.

What's a Future Friendly School?

Future Friendly Schools are defined by their demonstrated commitment to:

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Recognizing that citizenship in today's world is both local and global.

Student Voice

Student Voice

Seeing the benefits of student engagement go far beyond the classroom.

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Understanding that there is no future without a planet to share.

We can be the change!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."

American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead


We've collected a variety of publications and research that support the adoption of Future Friendly Schools' values and principles to strengthen educational outcomes.