who we are trade school singapore is an alternative learning space that runs on barter. modelled after trade school new york, teachers share their knowledge and skills without taking a fee. instead, students respect the teacher’s time and effort by fulfilling one item on the teacher’s wish list. this creates a collaborative space where students and teachers barter based on a coincidence of wants. we've made a video to make things clearer:


season 01

for our inaugural season, trade school singapore happened every day for two weeks from 8 to 21 june 2012. classes were from 7.30-9.30pm on weeknights, 2-4pm and 7-9pm on weekends.

season 02

for our second season, classes will be spread out over end october to mid december. they will happen twice a week, every wednesday and thursday in the evenings from 7.30-9.30pm. however, some classes can and will be conducted over the weekend from 1-3pm (in the place of thursday's classes). 

season 03

our third season takes place from july through november 2017. we will hold at least two classes each month. 

how it works

in a nutshell: teacher proposes class, class is approved, teacher draws up wish list, class registration on trade school singapore system opens, students book their seat in a class by agreeing to bring one item in exchange, students attend class, teacher teaches class, students and teacher make friends, everybody goes home happy. email us at tradeschoolsingapore@gmail.com for a teacher's introductory package!

contact us

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