In Scandinavia, Ashoka is creating a network of schools (up to university level) from Sweden, Denmark and Norway that are cultivating Changemaker Skills among students. No two Changemaker Schools look the same in how these skills are cultivated, but they will be united under a broad set of common characteristics in relation to their vision, learning environment, innovation and leadership.

Each year, a small number of Changemaker Schools will be selected across Scandinavia by applying Ashoka's 35 year old methodology of searching and selecting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Leading Changemaker Schools in Scandinavia will therefore be connected to a global network of education institutions that see changemaker skills as the future, are leading the way, and are open to co-creating an Everyone A Changemaker world with each other and Ashoka.




School Type: Public, Primary School and Middle School

Age group: 6-15

Number of students: 430

Year Elected: 2014

Fryshusets Grundskola

School Type: Private (no tuition fee), Middle and High School

Age group: 13-15

Number of students: 220

Year Elected: 2015


School Type: Public, High School

Age group: 15-18

Number of students: 420

Year Elected: 2015

True North Efterskole

Location: Snaptun, Denmark

School Type: Private, Multi-level “Efterskole” (9-10th grade)

Age group: 14-16

Number of students: 140

Year Elected: 2016

Ørestad Gymnasium

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

School Type: Public, Upper Secondary School

Age group: 16-19

Number of students: 1088

Year Elected: 2016

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