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.

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Bring Snacks
    for
    Accessible Learning For Inclusive Movements

  • New York

    I Have A Wordpress Side -- Help Me Make It Better, Through Programming Suggestions And Design Feedback (Amywhitaker.Org)
    for
    Economics Of Education

  • Los Angeles

    Bag Of Coffee
    for
    Figure Drawing 101

  • Athens

    Γλάστρα Με Φυτό Για Το Μπαλκόνι
    for
    Διαχείριση Του Stress (Yoga)

  • Indianapolis

    Local Or Handmade Goods
    for
    Hello Spring: Chinese Medical Wisdom For A Healthy And Holistic Spring

  • Los Angeles

    2 (Or More) Rolls Of 2" Wide Clear Packing Tape
    for
    Introduction To Tarot

  • Indianapolis

    Local Or Handmade Surprise
    for
    Making Kombucha

  • Indianapolis

    Canned Goods For A Food Pantry
    for
    The Amazing Honey Bee

  • Manila

    A Plain Notebook With Blank Pages (No Lines!)
    for
    Wordpress For Beginners

  • Indianapolis

    A Snack To Share With The Class
    for
    Anyone Can Paint: Halloween Edition

23,690 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
    671 students
    79 teachers

  • Paris since 2012

    111 classes
    298 students
    72 teachers

  • Glasgow since 2012

    43 classes
    362 students
    33 teachers

  • Indianapolis since 2012

    308 classes
    3405 students
    168 teachers

  • Quito since 2012

    222 classes
    1292 students
    203 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
    413 students
    46 teachers

  • Dublin since 2013

    50 classes
    280 students
    49 teachers

  • Geneva since 2014

    256 classes
    1091 students
    155 teachers

  • Los Angeles since 2014

    188 classes
    123 students
    106 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
    129 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

    49 classes
    96 students
    36 teachers

  • Coseley since 2016

    6 classes
    7 students
    7 teachers

  • Port Of Spain since 2017

    7 classes
    44 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.