It is one thing to envisage a possible future for education, quite another to begin to build it. If we are to make the idea of a future-building school a reality, we need to know that others are also working in this direction and that there are steps to take to get there. Both of these are the case. There are already elements of a future-building school being developed by educators and researchers around the world, and there are strategic steps that school leaders, policy-makers, community organizers, researchers and technology developers can take to bring it closer to reality.