Trade School is a non-traditional learning space where students barter with teachers.

Anyone can teach a class. Students sign up for class by agreeing to bring a barter item that the teacher requests.

The first Trade School opened in 2010. Trade School is now an international network of local, self-organized chapters.

2010
Feb

There are now 50 Trade School chapters worldwide and counting.

Each chapter coordinates the exchange of knowledge for barter items and services.

  • Manila

    Breeze Detergent (1600g)
    for
    Diy Paper Decors For Intimate Events (Weddings, Birthdays, Showers, Etc.)

  • Quito

    Dos Personas Que Acoliten Por 4 Horas De Ayudar A Poner Botones Y Empacar Lunas.
    for
    Lazamiento: ¡Rompe El Tabú!

  • Quito

    Un Sombrero Lindo :) Je
    for
    Clases De Escalada

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Questions
    for
    Trade For Change: Fundraising For Activism

  • Chihuahua

    1 Paquete De 50 Hojas Opalina Blanco 180gr
    for
    Diseña Tu Currículum.

  • Pietermaritzburg

    Any Newspaper/Journal Article About South African Higher Education And/Or Policies
    for
    A Continued Conversation About #Feesmustfall In South Africa: Our Stories And Reflections

  • Westminster

    A High-Five
    for
    How To Game Through Life With Gamification

  • Paris

    Des Graines À Semer
    for
    Apprendre À Faire Des Semis En Préparation Du Printemps

  • Vancouver

    Potluck Item To Share With Card Listing Ingredients.
    for
    Mastering Mexican Salsas (The Edible Kind)

  • New York

    A Question For Keith Hart
    for
    The Human Economy: An Interdisciplinary Approach To The World Economic Crisis

22,145 people have been in class at Trade School so far.

  • London since 2012

    31 classes
    173 students
    28 teachers

  • Cardiff since 2012

    49 classes
    272 students
    47 teachers

  • Guadalajara since 2012

    123 classes
    667 students
    79 teachers

  • Paris since 2012

    103 classes
    282 students
    67 teachers

  • Glasgow since 2012

    43 classes
    362 students
    33 teachers

  • Indianapolis since 2012

    255 classes
    3064 students
    148 teachers

  • Quito since 2012

    205 classes
    1233 students
    179 teachers

  • Norwich since 2012

    126 classes
    445 students
    72 teachers

  • Edinburgh since 2012

    37 classes
    115 students
    23 teachers

  • Croydon since 2012

    17 classes
    50 students
    15 teachers

  • Chihuahua since 2013

    38 classes
    177 students
    32 teachers

  • Athens since 2013

    60 classes
    410 students
    45 teachers

  • Dublin since 2013

    50 classes
    280 students
    49 teachers

  • Geneva since 2014

    228 classes
    1032 students
    140 teachers

  • Los Angeles since 2014

    154 classes
    121 students
    97 teachers

  • Guayaquil since 2014

    29 classes
    169 students
    17 teachers

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia since 2014

    125 classes
    652 students
    76 teachers

  • Pietermaritzburg since 2014

    49 classes
    128 students
    40 teachers

  • Loughton since 2015

    29 classes
    84 students
    26 teachers

  • Sacramento since 2015

    12 classes
    107 students
    15 teachers

  • San Juan Del Sur since 2015

    40 classes
    60 students
    30 teachers

  • York since 2015

    22 classes
    65 students
    23 teachers

  • Dudley since 2016

    20 classes
    34 students
    16 teachers

  • Coseley since 2016

    6 classes
    6 students
    7 teachers

This effort is organized entirely by volunteer collectives, sharing skills to create spaces of hope amidst rising tuition costs and unemployment.

If you would like to support us with space, time, Python development, or money, please be in touch.