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15 Most Beautiful Schools From Around the World

Mich Escultura

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Education is important, and we can’t stress that enough. But sometimes, we seriously lack the motivation to get up out of bed to show up for a 7am class. So if getting high grades and earning that diploma aren’t enough motivation for you, then maybe you’ll be inspired to show up for class if your school is absolutely stunning.

These schools aren’t just concrete blocks where professors drill information into your head; they’re works of art that just might liven up your mind for learning!

Indian Springs School, Birmingham, Alabama

Indian Springs School, Birmingham, Alabama
Awarded with the Educational Facilities Design Award by the American Institute of Architects, this 350-acre boarding school blends with nature for a calming, well-lit learning environment.

Russian Ballet School, Russia

Russian Ballet School, Russia
Its facade may look like your typical concrete block, but inside, the glass and wood designs give off a calming and even harmonious effect. It was awarded as the best designed school of 2015 by the World Architecture Festival.

Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan

Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan
This winner of of the 2015 World Architecture Festival award for Higher Education and Research uses glass walls, concrete, and long minimalist lines to create a feeling of depth.

Tokyo’s Waseda University Senior High School, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo's Waseda University Senior High School, Tokyo, Japan
This industrial-style campus is primarily grey, and yet it’s still strikingly pleasing to the eye. Just take a look at their mosaic-like auditorium with paneled grey walls and black and white seats!

Shunde Primary School, Guangdong Province, China

Shunde Primary School, Guangdong Province, China
The Shunde Primary School was created by K2LD Architects, and makes the most of its height by using crisscrossing skywalks to shade its lower floors from harsh sunlight.

Ørestad Gymnasium, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ørestad Gymnasium, Copenhagen, Denmark
This progressive school makes use of blended learning, wherein students and teachers rely almost solely on computers and tablets. Kids often study together in groups, away from traditional teacher-guided instruction.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
In the heart of the city lies this very green school with its rooftop gardens and tiered interiors.

Fuji Kindergarten, Tachikawa, Japan

 Fuji Kindergarten, Tachikawa, Japan
Freedom is the primary theme of this kindergarten, where kids can run around the roof and climb trees. It’s the perfect blend of nature and a safe learning space for children.

Sra Pou Vocational School, Cambodia

Sra Pou Vocational School, Cambodia
This colorful school primarily teaches arithmetic and entrepreneurship to villagers of all ages.

Ivy Bound International School, Bangkok, Thailand

Ivy Bound International School, Bangkok, Thailand
This modern mansion is a progressive school that teaches a culturally-appropriate curriculum to help children fit in with the culture of Bangkok.

Kollaskolan School, Kungsbacka, Sweden

Kollaskolan School, Kungsbacka, Sweden
Yet another school that looks like a pale brick building on the outside. But once you step inside, the pastel shades of its walls and lights give an instant burst of color.

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, Niddrie, Australia

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, Niddrie, Australia
This all-girls school make use of sloping walls and bright, jester-like color schemes to give off a playful aura.

TAC SEV New Campus, Tarsus, Turkey

TAC SEV New Campus, Tarsus, Turkey
At sunset, this corporate-looking campus emits a warm orange glow all around.

Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's School of Design, University of Melbourne, Australia
In lieu of trees, this design school makes use of tree-like structures within the main atrium of their building. And to further give off the Australian outback feel, they even use cargo nets to separate some sections of the building.

OA Kindergarten, Saitama, Japan

OA Kindergarten, Saitama, Japan
This earthquake-proof building is made up almost entirely of shopping containers for added stability. But on the inside, it’s all pale wood and lots of free space for kids to play in.

Which of these schools do you wish you could go to? Let us know below!

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