The School of Life

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The School of Life
Traded as Three 13 Solutions, Campus London LLP, ELOE Limited, STOA Limited.[1]
Founder Alain de Botton[2]

The School of Life is an educational company that offers advice on life issues. It was co-founded in 2008 by Alain de Botton. It has branches in London (headquarters),[3] Antwerp, Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul, Melbourne, Paris, São Paulo, Sydney,[4][5] Seoul, Taipei, and Tel Aviv.[6] The School offers a variety of programmes and services covering finding fulfilling work, mastering relationships, achieving calm, and understanding and changing the world.[7] The School also offers psychotherapy and bibliotherapy services and runs online and physical shops[8] which have been described as "apothecaries for the mind".[9]


Alain de Botton (age 41), founder of The School of Life (2011).

In 2008 (10 years ago) (2008), "The School of Life" was founded by Alain de Botton, along with a number[who?][quantify] of writers, artists, and educators.[10] The faculty includes philosophers Mark Vernon, Robert Rowland Smith, and writer John Armstrong.[11]


The School of Life logo (2016).

The School of Life offers a curriculum of classes claiming to teach emotional intelligence. The School of Life alleges that its classes help to explore ways to make various parts of one's lifestyle more fulfilling.[12]

The School of Life posts films twice a week on its YouTube channel – which has approximately 3.5 million subscribers. The films cover a variety of topics related to emotional intelligence and philosophy.[13].


The London branch of The School of Life has a small shop on Marchmont Street in Central London.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Campus London LLP – Overview (free company information from Companies House)". 
  2. ^ "Fresh findings point to solution for financial education". FTAdviser. Financial Times. May 31, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Londoner's Diary: Alain De Botton and his school exit Europe". London Evening Standard. April 10, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  4. ^ "The School of Life: An Interview With Alain de Botton". HuffPost. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  5. ^ Wyndham, Susan. "Alain de Botton and his School of Life come to Sydney". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  6. ^ "International Opportunities". The School of Life. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  7. ^ "About Us". The School of Life. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  8. ^ a b Conrad, Peter (1 September 2013). "Life Lessons from... Bergson, Byron, Freud, Hobbes, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  9. ^ "The School of Life [Monocle]". Monocle (UK magazine). 3 September 2008. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  10. ^ "Faculty". The School of Life. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  11. ^ Coombes, Phil (4 October 2010). "Street photography now". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-12-07. 
  12. ^ "Sunday Express Magazine". The School of Life. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  13. ^ "The School of Life YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-03-17. 


External links[edit]