Make world-class live learning accessible to everyone.
Provoke curiosity and a desire for discovery in as many people as possible.
Empower people to think critically, to act on the basis of evidence, and to be wiser and kinder stewards of our biosphere and communities.
Prepare global citizens for roles that don’t yet exist, and inspire diverse voices to tackle the world’s biggest problems.
Put nature first in all of our thinking.
Our school is powered by curiosity. It celebrates creativity over conformity and seeks to bring down barriers between areas of study, people and nations.
We are working to build a school where the messages of great role models span borders and cultures, where people learn to be better global citizens, where diverse ideas flourish from all walks of life, and where true equality of opportunity unlocks the full potential of our societies.
Our world is in crisis - soaring global temperatures, seas full of plastic, rapidly vanishing wildlife - and we have everything to lose.
Nature is a key stakeholder in all of our school’s decision making and teaching, because nothing is more important.
Creativity & Perseverance
No positive change ever happened in the world by doing things the way they’ve always been done.
It takes creativity to invent, courage to stand by what is right, and perseverance to bring about progress. Our school supports the seemingly possible when it needs to be done.
All of us are born full of questions, yet innate curiosity is often driven out of us by an outdated education system.
Curiosity is the catalyst for discovery, understanding and mastery; it’s where all of our teaching begins.
The more we learn, the more curious we become!
Patience & Kindness
Learning takes time, and all of us learn at different speeds with different needs.
We teach with trees in mind; remembering that no tree is alike, no tree grows in a day and that interconnectivity is vital. This kind of teaching takes patience, compassion and kindness.
In nature, if one creature dominates, all others suffer. Healthy ecosystems are communities built on strong relationships.
We are building a school that rejects zero-sum thinking and promotes international kinship and collaboration.
Humility & Authenticity
The universe is vast and strange, and we don’t know most of what there is to know.
Our school celebrates questions over “correctness”, and our teachers, whilst experts in their fields, are always honest about how much we all still have to learn.
Ancient forests are teeming with thousands of species, while monoculture fields support little life, as their soil degrades to dust.
We know that we are strongest when we are diverse and so we work hard to amplify a spectrum of voices.
If we’re not trying to change the world for the better, we’re living in the wrong time.
We celebrate people and organisations working to safeguard nature and further humankind, and we encourage and empower people to do the same.
We began AimHi because, with schools closing around the world, millions are missing out on many months of learning.
We are building AimHi for the future because we believe that the role of teachers is changing...
More information than ever before is available online, and yet with unprecedented challenges unfolding around us, far too many are demotivated, disempowered and disengaged.
Furthermore, with celebrity culture shifting away from scientists, explorers, poets and authors, and an increasingly pervasive social media, our young people desperately need better role models.
At AimHi, we focus on inspiring curiosity, building bridges between disciplines, nurturing critical thinking skills, demystifying complex concepts, and providing strong, positive role models. Through making knowledge more accessible to all, we are furthering the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 4. We also strive to open up the world of work, exposing our students to the many available paths they can take through life.
We don’t think “success” should be defined by short-term information recall or the number of top grades: instead we work to enthuse and empower our students, measuring progress by how much our students want to keep learning, and how much they want to act to improve our world.
We are rapidly assembling exceptional teachers and charismatic role models, with outstanding knowledge, strong characters and an ability to interconnect highly varied ideas, so that we can inspire and captivate our growing community of students around the world.
By teaching via an online platform, we not only overcome challenges of distance and separation, bringing accessible education to almost anyone; we also free teachers from the need to control disruptive students, so we can focus on being charismatic tour guides of educational adventures.
By welcoming and motivating live interaction, we give everyone the opportunity to ask questions, think critically and steer the journey. Thousands of students are able to take part at once, all with a chance to engage and interact with in real-time via live chat, polls, puzzles and more.
Our live lessons are targeted at ages 8 to adult, and centre around big questions like...
Are humans really the smartest animals?
Should trees be paid more than footballers?
Why do we sleep?
Do we live in a simulation?
Our teaching is linked to key curriculum points, so that it complements and aids progress in the traditional school system, though our priority is always to inspire, enthuse and broaden the minds of our students.