project world school family summit is
always community first
Community driven gatherings with a focus on connection and community. Community Powered (for Worldschoolers by Worldschoolers)
practicing give & take
Unlike traditional conferences, the Project World School Family Summit is a participant-oriented gathering where attendees provide the content for the discussion topics, workshops and sessions, all of which are sourced from within our community. People come to share and to learn from one another. Informational, inspirational and insightful.
a support network
Discovering, creating and finding community leads to confidence on you family’s independent worldschooling journey. Project World School Family Summits serve as your temporary community hub, knowing you always have a safe space to explore your fears and doubts, and be among those that understand you without judgement.
inclusive and accepting
Welcoming of children with special needs, gender identities and exceptionalities, welcoming to all levels of worldschoolers and to all types of families.
a twice yearly event
The Project World School Family Summits are a twice annual event, taking place in the Spring, in or around Mexico and in the Fall, in or around Asia or Europe.
accessible & affordable
Prices are intentionally kept low in order to make the Project World School Family Summits accessible to as wide of an audience as possible. Scholarships and sponsorships are always just a message away. These events are organized as a community gathering, not for profit, and designed to provide the most value for your worldschooling journey.
a safe space for all types of educational journeys & parenting styles
We welcome homeschooler, unschoolers, conventional schoolers, expats and those who are just curious.
practicing ‘travel like’ qualities
A space for discovery, a space for unfolding, a space for authenticity, and a space to practice trusting the process, much like real world travel.
run by radical unschoolers
Although it’s important to understand that, while this is not an unschooling conference, the ethos behind organizing such an event comes from the value of partnership and co-creation (as is the philosophy of radical unschooling). The event is designed to be co-creative, informal and personal, and maintain the ability to be flexible based on the community’s needs and feedback. The Project World School Family Summit will always be hands on, interactive, immersive and participatory, mirroring much of a ‘real world worldschooling travel experience’.
believes in the value of free play
Play is as important to children as structured classes. Free play, in this environment, allows children to practice making autonomous choices, all within a safe, facilitated environment. Play is a normal part of childhood, and normalizing worldschooling through play is our goal. Let’s face it, your kids want to play, and play provides the freedom to explore and imprint a positive worldschooling memory.
project world school family summit does:
offer free admission for grandparents.
We feel it’s important that your family gets on board and understands that worldschooling is a movement and a community, and that you will be supported in your decisions. Also, those with small children can enlist grandma and grandpa to help out with the kids.
facilitate deeper worldschooling exploration
By discussing topics surrounding learning, parenting, traveling, health and wellness, and location independence.
source all of our talent from within our own community
The worldschooling community is so rich with experiences and expertise, and sharing our spring of knowledge is a way to give back. Still have doubts? Check out the brilliant sessions we’ve hosted over the last 4 years here:
encourage play as a form of learning
Children learn through play. It helps them to build self-worth, by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities, and to feel good about themselves as well as to normalize their worldschooling lives by connecting with other worldschooling children.