Ten Strangely Idiosyncrasy Schools You Won’t Believe Exist
A school is an institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students under the direction of teachers. Schools are regular places where people go to learn new things about certain topics. But this is not always the case. There are some schools that will baffle you, from the buildings to the syllabus and location. Some students have to study under trees in the developing world while some schools are used as schools during the day and as bomb shelters during the night. With this being said, prepare to be amazed with these 10 Unusual Schools You Won’t Believe Actually Exist!
1.Gulu Elementary School
Gulu is a remote Chinese mountain village located in a national park filled with canyons, precipices, and overhanging rocks. The village’s primary school is probably the most remote in the world. Lying halfway up a mountain, it takes five hours to climb from the base to the school.
2. Naropa University
Naropa University is a private liberal arts college in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 1974 by the Tibetan Buddhist Chögyam Trungpa, it is named for the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist sage Naropa, an abbot of Nalanda. Naropa promotes nontraditional activities like meditation to supplement traditional learning approaches.
3. Play Mountain Place
Play Mountain Place is a child-centered, humanistic, progressive, alternative, experiential, play-based preschool and elementary school located in Los Angeles. For over sixty-five years, children have been encouraged to discover the joys of learning through their own interest, at their own pace, all while being supported by the deepest respect for their dignity and worth. It’s all about self-motivation in this school while programming and standard lessons (history, math, and grammar) have a secondary role.
4. Hamburger University
Hamburger University was founded in 1961 by Ray Kroc to teach the secrets of McDonald’s to eager minds. The first university is located in Oak Brook, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, but it has since spread to Tokyo, London, Sydney and Shanghai. And before you laugh about the whole thing keep in mind that getting into Harvard is currently easier than in McDonald’s University in China, since less than one percent of the applicants will eventually be accepted there.
5. Waldorf Schools
Waldorf education is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. The pedagogy emphasizes the role of the imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of pupils.
6. Trabajo Ya School
This is literally a school like no other; one that offers professional instruction in how to sell your body. For about a €100 ($112) fee, pupils at Trabajo Ya, which means “Work Now,” in Valencia, Spain, are offered a “basic course in professional prostitution with maximum discretion.” However, Spain’s first prostitution school still faces legal challenges from campaigners seeking to close it amid growing public concern.
7. Awakening Seed School
Founded in a Phoenix, Arizona, garage in 1977, Awakening Seed wants children of all races, cultures, religions, and ethnic backgrounds to be honored for who they truly are (whatever that means). The school, which runs from preschool to fifth grade, bans artificial juices and Lunchables, and their mission statement includes the line “world peace is possible.” In other words, and without trying to be funny here, it could easily be called the “Hippie School”.
8. Burgess Hill School
This experimental UK based school that was found back in the rebellious sixties definitely deserves a mention since it was one of the most “progressive” schools worldwide, especially if one takes into account how strict British life was back then. This school allowed its students to do pretty much whatever they wanted. Fancy a cigarette during class? No problem. Plow through the school grounds on a motorbike? Ditto.
9. Burgess Hill School
What would you think if we told you there’s a school that focuses on the Winter Olympics? Apparently, Stratton Mountain School in Stratton, Vermont, defines itself as a “winter sports academy.” And they are serious about it since the school has sent fifty-three students to the Olympics, while ninety have been on national US teams.
10. Tiny T1t$ School
Even though nothing’s really weird when it comes to this school’s agenda or nature, its name gives it a naughty character. Wouldn’t you feel strange saying you graduated from Tiny T1t$ School?