The Anhoek School
54 Dupont Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Exchange Economy/Tuition

Students are not required to pay a cash tuition. They may exchange labor for instruction.

A tuitionless institution not only frees the student from future debt but aims to liberate the curriculum by asking students to eradicate the consumer-product relation between student and professor.

Here money is taken out of the equation in order to circumnavigate a common dynamic in traditional universities where education is perceived as a financial investment (in other words, the student pays money now so they will make money later.) This perception often leads to the student framing the professor and their degree as an object that warrants their customer satisfaction instead of a temporal but shared community of investigation and development By adapting an exchange/barter economy, we aim to meet the physical needs of the school while cultivating a non-hierarchical power structure.