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.

  • Glasgow

    Volunteers
    for
    Correct Natural Breathing For All

  • Indianapolis

    Enthusiasm!
    for
    Spring Semester Launch Event!

  • New York

    Snacks For The Class
    for
    Learn To Code, The How And Why (And Some History!)

  • Toronto

    A Copy Of Your Favourite Recipe
    for
    How To Make The Perfect Lattice-Topped Pie!

  • Paris

    Tout Ce Qu'on Mange Sans Faim : Tapas, Sushis, Crêpes...
    for
    Valorisez Votre Activité Grâce Au Storytelling

  • Norwich

    Anything Homemade
    for
    Easy Indian Cooking

  • Norwich

    Cookbooks
    for
    Making Your First Sourdough Bread

  • Pietermaritzburg

    A Packet Of (Preferably Unusual) Vegetable Seeds
    for
    Circle Gardening

  • Geneva

    A Soft Drink To Share With The Class
    for
    Modern Physics Part 1: Quantum Mechanics And Elementary Particles

  • Geneva

    A Bottle Of Wine
    for
    Canning Jam / Conservation De Confiture

21,796 people have been in class at Trade School so far.

  • London since 2012

    31 classes
    173 students
    28 teachers

  • Cardiff since 2012

    49 classes
    267 students
    47 teachers

  • Guadalajara since 2012

    123 classes
    667 students
    79 teachers

  • Paris since 2012

    99 classes
    279 students
    67 teachers

  • Glasgow since 2012

    43 classes
    362 students
    33 teachers

  • Indianapolis since 2012

    253 classes
    3028 students
    140 teachers

  • Quito since 2012

    205 classes
    1233 students
    179 teachers

  • Norwich since 2012

    127 classes
    439 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

    59 classes
    410 students
    45 teachers

  • Dublin since 2013

    50 classes
    280 students
    49 teachers

  • Geneva since 2014

    225 classes
    1024 students
    139 teachers

  • Los Angeles since 2014

    150 classes
    120 students
    97 teachers

  • Guayaquil since 2014

    29 classes
    169 students
    17 teachers

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia since 2014

    122 classes
    639 students
    73 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

    19 classes
    34 students
    15 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.