THINK Global School

1460 Broadway Street #7032
New York, NY 10036
THINK Global School Photo #1 - As a student at THINK Global School, you'll learn about many different cultures. During your term in Peru, you might receive blessings from a Q'ero shaman, like Jonah did here.
THINK Global School Photo #2 - Our rigorous Changemaker Curriculum connects you to the world through a combination of place- and project-based learning. These challenging projects also prepare students for five Advanced Placement (AP) exams, which are optional but encouraged.
THINK Global School Photo #3 - Students who join us for the 2019-20 school year will have the opportunity to live and learn in Japan, blending tradition and modernity in a variety of unique projects, including learning about conscious consumerism and engaging in firsthand conversations with hibakusha (explosion-affected people).
THINK Global School Photo #4 - As you travel the world, you'll visit a wide range of natural landscapes, including beaches, mountains, and underwater caves.
THINK Global School Photo #5 - Love sports? We find soccer fields in each country we visit, and it's just one of the many sports our students love to play. We also engage in physical activities popular in the countries we visit. Think yoga in India or kung fu in China.
THINK Global School Photo #6 - You'll be exposed to a wide array of truly unique customs, like this elephant blessing in Hampi, India.
THINK Global School Photo #7 - Expect to see and learn about the history of many famous monuments, like Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.
THINK Global School Photo #8 - During our 2015 term in Greece, our Grade 10 students recreated The Odyssey by sailing from island to island, much like Odysseus . Expect a similar educational adventure during our 2020 term.
THINK Global School Photo #9 - When not out to sea, you'll live in the ancient city of Athens, where you'll explore both old and new through projects you design.
THINK Global School Photo #10 - While in China, you'll have a chance to practice tai chi like our students did in Beijing and learn about the history of the Great Wall while traversing it.
  • At THINK Global School, students from over two dozen nations come together to live and learn in four different countries each year, making meaningful connections between their studies and the world around them.
  • Central to this is our challenging Changemaker Curriculum, which puts young people in charge of their own education through a combination of real-world exploration, skills mastery, and project-based learning.
  • A small student body and highly engaged teachers ensure a focus on emotional wellness in addition to academic achievement.
  • As a result, THINK Global School students develop a strong sense of autonomy and purpose alongside the 21st-century skills necessary to succeed at university and beyond.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
THINK Global SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered10-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20091907

Student Body

Enrollment57 students310 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:41:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$50 million$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Scholarships based on family's ability to pay)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineSep. 11 / Jan. 1Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsLily Just
Associate Director of AdmissionsMelanie Anderson

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
CoursesAP English Language and Composition, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language Culture, AP Statistics


Total Extracurricular Organizations924
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
E-mag, Filmmaking/Screenplay, Global Engagement, Outdoor Seal Training, Triathlon Training, Woodlander, Wrists4Rights

Arts and Music Programs:
Traveling Musicians

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Art History

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University8
Maastricht University4
University of British Columbia3
Otago University2
Reed College2
Sciences Po Reims2
Columbia University1
Georgetown University1
Harvard University1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • THINK Global School (TGS) is a private, non-profit high school that travels the world, allowing students the chance to study in four new international cities each academic year.
  • THINK Global School challenges learners, through firsthand experiences of global travel, to become compassionate individuals who are curious and knowledgeable about the world and motivated to affect meaningful change.
  • Students represent over 30 countries and bring a variety of experiences, talents, interests, and perspectives to our school. 
  • We integrate place-based , project-based learning at some of the most significant sites in the world.  We`ve had Mandarin lessons at the Great Wall of China, studied the theory of evolution in the Galapagos, and studied ancient culture among the Aboriginal people of Australia. 
  • A THINK Global School education combines an academically rigorous project-based learning curriculum, a competitive 1:5 faculty/student ratio, student-driven and technology-forward teaching philosophies, and integrated service learning to create a 360 educational experience that`s never limited to the classroom. Here, you`ll not only become an exceptional college candidate but also a true game-changer: someone who understands how the world works and has the courage and compassion to make it a better place.
  • THINK Global School accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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