Boston Programs

Student Program

From May through September, Roseway operates from our home port of Boston

Through partnerships with Boston Public Schools and an array of other youth organizations, World Ocean School provides an authentic method of experiential education at sea that empowers students of diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, and engaged community members. Our programs engage and inspire students through sail-training, team-building and hands-on lessons during half-day, full-day, week-long or overnight expeditions for students. 

For more information or to schedule a program, please contact Jess Jozwik

Boston Public Schools Partnerships


World Ocean School is proud to develop close partnerships with several Boston Public Schools, providing multi-day experiences for elementary and high school students. Because students spend several days on Roseway, they are able to master skills, build on their knowledge, and form deep bonds with their classmates and teachers.

Harvard Kent and Young Achievers

World Ocean School partners with Community Boat Building in a multi-year program with the 4th and 5th grade students of Harvard Kent Elementary School and Young Achievers Elementary School. Fourth grade students begin the program by learning about Roseway’s history as a fishing schooner, Pilot Ship, Windjammer, and Education Schooner. During the spring they spend three full days on board working together, learning seamanship skills, and learning about the physics of sailing and life of a sailor.  For many of these students, this is their first time on the water, despite living in proximity of the harbor. They are able to explore their environments and expand their worldview while on board Roseway. As 5th graders, they work with Community Boat Building teachers in teams of 5 to build their own sea-worthy boat. Students apply their math, geometry and science knowledge and develop spatial thinking and teamwork skills.

Both World Ocean School and Community Boat Building value holistic, authentic, and contextual education programs. By learning history, sailing, and building their own boats, learning comes alive for these low-income elementary school students.

For more information, please contact Jess Jozwik

International Summer Learning Voyage

World Ocean School is excited to partner with Boston Day and Evening Academy to provide high school students the opportunity to sail from Boston to Nova Scotia during the summer of 2017.

Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) is a Boston Public School that specifically works to meet the academic needs of students who struggle to achieve academic success in the typical classroom. At BDEA, each student is met wherever they are in their education. Rigorous, experiential academics blended with non-academic support and community building bring students to a level at which they are confident, independent learners, and creative and critical thinkers.

There are many similarities between the education philosophies of BDEA and World Ocean School, creating an ideal partnership for this voyage. During their voyage, students will take biology and seamanship classes on board and will learn about the impacts of climate change on the world’s oceans and coastal communities. Once in Nova Scotia, students will engage in environmental service projects, seeking to directly address some of the environmental problems they have studied in their classes. They will also be exposed to maritime career options and professional development resources, if they wish to pursue a career in the maritime industry.

This voyage will be physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. Students will return empowered to endure endure challenges they face at home. With the support of their new, close-knit community, students will be inspired to adjust or recommit to their education and postgraduate plans.

For more information, please contact Jess Jozwik

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