Top 10 Biggest Schools

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Among the schools of the world, there are also their champions. And it’s not just about the level and quality of education. We’re talking about the buildings themselves, as there are truly gigantic educational institutions whose mere appearance can be incredibly surprising.

1 Montessori School. Lucknow. India
Montessori School. Lucknow. India
This is a true giant school, designed for 45,000 students and 2,500 teachers. Built in a typical colonial style, it looks like a real palace from the outside. By the way, this school made it into the Guinness Book of Records in 2000 as the largest in the world.

2 Orestad School. Copenhagen. Denmark
Orestad School. Copenhagen. Denmark
From the outside, this school looks like a huge glass cube with people bustling inside. In essence, it is – the building is designed so that it has almost no walls. At least in common areas. The Orestad teaching system is no less original than its appearance.

3 Schloss Salem School. Baden-Württemberg. Germany
Schloss Salem School. Baden-Württemberg
The huge school building can easily be mistaken for some medieval castle. The only thing that gives it away is the crowds of children on the surrounding lawns. The school is considered the largest in southern Germany.

4 De Kleine Kapitein School. Amsterdam. Netherlands
De Kleine Kapitein School. Amsterdam
The school isn’t the largest, you could even say it’s quite ordinary. At least in terms of size, at a certain time. The building is entirely made up of industrial containers, painted in different colors and styles. The trick is that the number of “classes” can be increased and decreased at any time. So this option is quite a “dark horse” of the top.

5 ZILart School. Moscow. Russia
ZILart School. Moscow
Located on the territory of the former industrial zone of a famous factory. The school is designed for 2,500 students. Of course, it can’t be compared to the Montessori school in India, but for Russia, it is considered the largest to this day.

6 Queen Ethelburga’s School. York. England
Queen Ethelburga's School. York
A huge school, more like some giant monastery or temple. For England, the building is quite young, the school was built at the beginning of the last century. The “capacity” of the educational institution is about 1,200 students.

7 Terraset School. Reston. USA
Terraset School. Reston. USA
A fairly spacious school, but it is remarkable not only for that. The premises are located underground – the school was built in the 70s, at the height of the energy crisis. This way, it was possible to save on heating. Now it’s not only an educational institution but also a well-known tourist attraction.

8 International School. Abu Dhabi. UAE
International School. Abu Dhabi
The educational institution, which is ready to accept more than 1,500 children. Like all similar buildings in the United Arab Emirates, it is built on a large scale and equipped with the latest technology. Overall, one of several large schools in this Emirate.

9 Charterhouse School. Godalming. England
Charterhouse School. Godalming
If you pass by and don’t know what it is, you might think it’s a huge castle of some Victorian era count. In fact, it is one of the largest and oldest schools, founded in the XVII century. It looks truly stunning.

10 Watershed School. Boulder. USA
Watershed School. Boulder
The school is quite worthy of this selection. It is truly the largest school, but in a very unusual sense – it has no building. Students literally study on the streets. They learn geography on hikes, architecture on the city streets, biology in the forest. There are no boundaries at all.


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