THINK Global School

Co-Education (14-18)
Boarding School
+1 646-504-6924
THINK Global School, 54 W 40th St #512, New York, NY 10018, United States
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Year of Foundation 2010
Enrollment Phase / Grades Grades: 10-12
Boarding Boarding School
Number of students 45
Nationalities 24
Teacher Student Ratio 1:4
Accreditations Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Headmaster Jamie Steckart
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) Based on income
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) USD 79.000

Description

Welcome
THINK Global School is a fully accredited traveling high school where you’ll live and learn in four countries a year, making unforgettable connections between your education and the world around you.
Imagine reading Homer as you trace Odysseus’ journey through Greece or learning data modeling by cataloging the sea life you observe SCUBA diving off the Great Barrier Reef. Only at THINK Global School does world exploration meet an academically rigorous curriculum with small classes, an impressive 1:5 faculty/student ratio, cutting edge technology, and infinite opportunities to pursue your passions.

Admissions
THINK Global School students represent dozens of countries, languages, experiences, passions, and talents. Here’s what they all have in common:

  • A desire for an unconventional, progressive high school experience that directly engages global issues
  • A thirst for active learning that cultivates personal characteristics as much as academic success
  • A record reflecting a strong work ethic, drive for excellence, and self-motivation
  • A commitment to improving themselves, their communities, and the world
  • Exceptional maturity, adaptability, and resilience in unfamiliar situations
  • Advanced written and oral English skills — English is our language of instruction
  • A strong community orientation, a collaborative spirit, and a positive attitude
  • Parents who are active and supportive participants in our innovative school model and community

Tuition
Tuition is based on each family’s financial situation and varies from student to student. We strongly encourage qualified students from all economic backgrounds to apply.

World Travel
Experience six continents in three years—all before graduating high school.
2017-2018

  • Botswana
  • Japan
  • India
  • Spain

2018-2019

  • Costa Rica
  • China
  • Australia
  • Morocco

2019-2020

  • Bosnia
  • Peru
  • Oman
  • Greece

The Changemaker Curriculum
The one-of-a-kind Changemaker Curriculum combines high academic standards with student-driven, project-based learning. Through development in three key areas—Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose—it shapes informed, intelligent global citizens who are empowered to enact change.

Diversity
Your new best friend could be from anywhere. With diversity at the core of our mission, we’ve welcomed students from over forty countries and all socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and systems of belief. By reaching across cultural and geographical divides you’ll begin the tough work of overcoming biases not just for yourself, but for all of humankind.

The Whole Student
Our comprehensive wellness program focuses on mindfulness, character, social and emotional learning, and the mind-body connection. Students work with advisors to craft an evolving personal wellness plan that may involve yoga and meditation one semester and organizing a soccer league the next.

Safety Abroad
Student safety is our top priority. It’s why we exhaustively research and vet each host location, provide comprehensive international medical insurance for all students, have a dedicated nurse on staff at all times and partner with iSOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security assistance program, to meet student needs in all situations.

University Preparation
The Changemaker Curriculum goes above and beyond to prepare students for the academic and social rigors of university. By letting you guide your own learning and imbuing every aspect of your education with compassion and service, you’ll be empowered to become a leader in your university communities and beyond. Your education at THINK Global School includes regular, one-on-one sessions with your college and career counselor designed to give you all the tools you need to navigate the university admission process. Our graduates have been accepted to and are attending some of the world’s most selective universities.

A Word from the Founder
Dear Global Citizens,
After traveling to over seventy countries with my son, Alex, during the first fourteen years of his life, I set about looking for a high school that could accommodate his unquenchable curiosity and love of exploration. Finding none, I founded THINK Global School.
The school operates on core values pulled from cultures around the world: from the Greek Meraki (to pour all of your soul, creativity, and love into your work) to the English empathy, from the Japanese Kaizen (to continually improve while being self-aware, responsible, and disciplined) to the Zulu Ubuntu (to connect yourself to a greater whole).
Throughout our journey it’s been thrilling to watch students apply these values to their lives…and create their own. Today, I’m proud to say that we’re a school unlike any other, and our students are some of the most intelligent and compassionate in the world.
Do you believe that education can mean more than knowledge? Do you yearn to travel the world, making a difference as you go? If this sounds like you (regardless of where you come from, or how much money your parents make), I encourage you with all my heart to apply.
Regards,

Joann McPike

 

 

Academics

Curriculum

American

Languages of instruction

English

Foreign languages

Spanish, Mandarin Chinese

Examinations

AP Capstone

University counseling

Yes

Learning support

Yes

Extra-Curricular

Due to the small community and traveling nature of TGS, the availability of extracurricular activities varies with each year, our location, and student interests. Current or more recent opportunities have included: Dance Club, Football Club, Green Squad, Magazine and Yearbook Club, Model United Nations, Photography Club, Poetry Club, Radio Drama Club, Student Council, Students Run the World, and WORD Club.
School trips
Community service
Performing arts
Sports
Summer programs

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