THINK Global School

1460 Broadway Street #4027
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 #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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 10-12
  • Enrollment: 57 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $94,050
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 11
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
THINK Global School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
School Type
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded

Student Body

57 students
315 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average ACT score
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
14 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$50 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Scholarships based on family's ability to pay)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

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

AP / Advanced Courses

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


Total Extracurricular Organizations
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
Maastricht University
University of British Columbia
Otago University
Reed College
Sciences Po Reims
Columbia University
Georgetown University
Harvard University

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. 90% 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 15%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%. 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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