Sky School was set up in response to the fact that only 23% of refugee youth have access to secondary education. We provide education that creates positive change in the lives of learners today, and opens up opportunities for the future. To achieve this, Sky School has developed the first international high school curriculum that is specifically designed for refugee youth. The curriculum we have developed are designed to be “context-proof”, meaning they can be run and localised virtually anywhere. We work with partners around the world to implement our programmes.
Our learning model
Our vision is a world in which refugees have the opportunity to build a future they can value. For this reason, agency for positive change is at the heart of our learning model. To develop agency, we focus on developing three key competencies which are crucial for our learners to thrive: the ability to create new value, take responsibility and manage complexity. All of our programmes focus on learning that is likely to be useful in the lives of our learners. Our model is informed by global education frameworks and thinking, and in particular by the OECD’s Education 2030 project.
Collaborative Curriculum Development
We have developed the Sky School Curriculum through our unique ‘curriculum hackathon methodology’.
Our curriculum development work is carried out in collaboration with our partner school, UWC South East Asia. 140 educators and refugee youth from around the world have taken part in the curriculum development work between June 2018 - June 2019.
How it works in practice
We work together with local partner organisations who deliver the programme on the ground. To ensure flexibility for the students we work with, our courses use a blended learning model (60% in person, 40% online), where students meet together with their class with trained facilitators several times a week, and access learning materials via an online platform in their own time.
You can find more about the process of becoming a partner organization here.
Read more about our programmes here.