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.

  • Chihuahua

    Clases De Fotografía
    for
    Curso De Auto-Maquillaje Para Esta Temporada

  • Norwich

    A Cloth Bag
    for
    Creative Writing Two: Short Forms

  • New York

    Bring Drinks To Share
    for
    Economic Anthropology Reading Group: Case Studies In Re-Distribution, Community-Based Value, And The Commons

  • Vancouver

    Draw Me A Funny Picture
    for
    Rrsps And Tfsas 101

  • New York

    A Snack
    for
    Qualities Of Economic Performance

  • Geneva

    1 Litre Of Organic Olive Oil
    for
    Head: Scalp Massage - Part 2

  • Quito

    Chocolates
    for
    Meditación Con Ángeles Iii

  • Quito

    2 Rollos De Papel Higiénico Blanco, Doble Hoja, Suave
    for
    Amor En Acción: Kundalini Yoga Para Los Desafíos Diarios De La Vida

  • Dublin

    A Random Surprise
    for
    Writing Successful Funding Applications

  • Dublin

    Appreciation
    for
    Portrait Photography Fun Time

23,194 people have been in class at Trade School so far.

  • Singapore since 2012

    30 classes
    331 students
    29 teachers

  • London since 2012

    31 classes
    173 students
    28 teachers

  • Cardiff since 2012

    49 classes
    272 students
    47 teachers

  • Guadalajara since 2012

    123 classes
    670 students
    79 teachers

  • Paris since 2012

    110 classes
    292 students
    71 teachers

  • Glasgow since 2012

    43 classes
    362 students
    33 teachers

  • Indianapolis since 2012

    308 classes
    3355 students
    168 teachers

  • Quito since 2012

    222 classes
    1291 students
    203 teachers

  • Norwich since 2012

    140 classes
    485 students
    73 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

    61 classes
    412 students
    45 teachers

  • Dublin since 2013

    50 classes
    280 students
    49 teachers

  • Geneva since 2014

    245 classes
    1073 students
    146 teachers

  • Los Angeles since 2014

    171 classes
    124 students
    100 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

    39 classes
    69 students
    29 teachers

  • Coseley since 2016

    6 classes
    7 students
    7 teachers

  • Port Of Spain since 2017

    4 classes
    34 students
    4 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.