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.

  • Rotterdam

    Titels Van 3-5 Goede Boeken Over Persoonlijke Ontwikkeling - Waar Jij Persoonlijk Wat Aan Heb Gehad-
    for
    Workshop Creatief Denken

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Organic Nut Butter
    for
    Thai Cooking 102: Veg Green Curry

  • Toronto

    Organic Dried Fruit And/Or Nuts (Box, Bag, Etc) To Share
    for
    Natal Chart Reading

  • Los Angeles

    6 New Rolls Of Paper Towels
    for
    Introduction To The Law Of Attraction

  • Manila

    Book
    for
    Ukulele Class For Beginners

  • Quito

    Un Libro
    for
    Transformación De Textos Y Poemas A Formato Canción

  • Cardiff

    A Homemade Cake
    for
    Basic Bike Repair, Or, How Not To Be Afraid Of Your Bicycle

  • Los Angeles

    24 (Or More) Bottles Of Drinking Water
    for
    Introduction To Tarot

  • Athens

    Τσάι Ή Καφέ Φίλτρου
    for
    Ενδυνάμωσε Τον Εαυτό Σου: Ζήσε Τη Ζωή Που Σου Αξίζει

  • Quito

    Golosinas De Perro (Bastones, Galletas, Rollos Ahumados)
    for
    Clases De Escalada

22,255 people have been in class at Trade School so far.

  • Singapore since 2012

    27 classes
    304 students
    27 teachers

  • London since 2012

    31 classes
    173 students
    28 teachers

  • Cardiff since 2012

    49 classes
    272 students
    47 teachers

  • Guadalajara since 2012

    123 classes
    669 students
    79 teachers

  • Paris since 2012

    110 classes
    292 students
    71 teachers

  • Glasgow since 2012

    43 classes
    362 students
    33 teachers

  • Indianapolis since 2012

    282 classes
    3173 students
    153 teachers

  • Quito since 2012

    219 classes
    1285 students
    198 teachers

  • Norwich since 2012

    137 classes
    463 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

    228 classes
    1032 students
    141 teachers

  • Los Angeles since 2014

    155 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 | Halesowen since 2016

    30 classes
    50 students
    25 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.