THINK Global School

1460 Broadway Street #4027
New York, NY 10036
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THINK Global School Photo #1 - THINK Global School is comprised of 41 high school students who hail from all over the world. It's an opportunity to live next to and learn from a truly global student body.
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THINK Global School Photo #1 - THINK Global School is comprised of 41 high school students who hail from all over the world. It's an opportunity to live next to and learn from a truly global student body.
THINK Global School Photo #2 - One of the key components of a THINK Global School education is place-based learning, where students engage in local community and environmental exploration as a primary source of learning. By connecting lessons to their immediate surroundings and community, students develop a deeper sense of place and relevance, often leading to enhanced understanding and retention of academic content.
THINK Global School Photo #3 - Another key component is project-based learning, where students gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to a complex question, problem, or challenge over an extended period. Through active exploration and real-world applications, students produce tangible results or projects, fostering deeper understanding and active participation in their own learning.
THINK Global School Photo #4 - We place a heavy emphasis on teaching students 21st-century skills, which equip students with the abilities needed to navigate the rapidly changing modern world. Emphasizing critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, these skills foster adaptability in the face of technological advancements and globalization. They not only prepare students for diverse career challenges but also cultivate lifelong learning habits.
THINK Global School Photo #5 - Besides academics, we place a heavy emphasis on social-emotional health. All students at THINK Global School receive individual counseling and mentoring on a regular basis.
THINK Global School Photo #6 - 88% of our educators hold an advanced degree. They are passionate about project-based learning, dedicated to student success, create a positive learning environment, and effectively communicate with students.
THINK Global School Photo #7 - While THINK Global School doesn't have formal sports teams, students regularly participate in activities like soccer, basketball, mountain climbing, and yoga alongside sports native to the places we visit.
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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 10-12
  • Enrollment: 41 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $94,050
  • Acceptance rate: 12%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 11
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

THINK Global School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
THINK Global School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
10-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
2010
1906

Student Body

Enrollment
41 students
314 students
% Students of Color
74%
25%
% International Students
86%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
67%
Average SAT Score
1251
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
900 - 1510
-
Average ACT score
27
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
14 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
5
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
88%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$50 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$94,050
(Scholarships based on family's ability to pay)
$64,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$34,180
% Students on Financial Aid
88%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Sep. 11
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
12%
60%
Director of Admissions
Lily Just
Associate Director of Admissions
Melanie Anderson

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
5
17
Courses
AP English Language and Composition, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language Culture, AP Statistics

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
9
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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 - 2014
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
New York University
8
Maastricht University
4
University of British Columbia
3
Otago University
2
Reed College
2
Sciences Po Reims
2
Skidmore
2
Columbia University
1
Georgetown University
1
Harvard University
1

School Notes

  • THINK Global School (TGS) is the world's first traveling high school. Attendees between the ages of 15-18 gain an education by living in four different countries each year, learning firsthand from their multicultural experiences. Students who attend TGS for all three years have the opportunity to live in ten countries total, gaining expertise well-suited to bring about change in our increasingly global world.  
  • What sets TGS apart from other schools is its Changemaker Curriculum. Through project-based learning, students explore real-world problems by creating projects that address them. Working on projects allows students to be hands-on and in charge of their studies rather than simply being instructed by a teacher. Educators at TGS serve as mentors and advisors, ensuring projects stay on track. 
  • Our educators design relevant projects for each country TGS visits, meaning students are gaining skills that can be directly applied in the workforce. Each country is also an opportunity to meet with local experts, guest speakers, and community members who provide meaningful project and career advice. 
  • The Changemaker Curriculum also goes above and beyond to prepare students for university's academic and social rigors. By letting students guide their learning and imbuing every aspect of their education with compassion and service, they're empowered to become leaders in their university communities and beyond. 94% of THINK Global School graduates have gone on to university. 
  • THINK Global School accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does THINK Global School cost?
THINK Global School's tuition is approximately $94,050 for boarding students.
What is the acceptance rate of THINK Global School?
The acceptance rate of THINK Global School is 12%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. THINK Global School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
What is THINK Global School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for THINK Global School?
The application deadline for THINK Global School is Sep. 11.
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