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"My time with World Ocean School taught me a lot of life lessons...

like leadership, responsibility, teamwork, and also to be respectful at all times. You want to make sure everyone feels respected, loved, like they are part of something, without being left out."

—Sathi, 18, St. Croix, USVI

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 43


Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Today was a much needed day of rest and relaxation. Midterms are coming up, so we had the day off classes to study. After breakfast at 0800 though, I took advan… read more

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 42


Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Starting the morning like any other with wake ups at 0700 and chores at 0715, followed by a delicious breakfast made by Cameron consisting of sausage, bacon, frui… read more

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 41


Monday, October 19, 2020 Awoken sometime in the night, I heard shouts from above. I scrambled on deck with the rest of my watch to meet the standing watch. We struck the sails and dropped an… read more

Our Vision

World Ocean School’s work is empowering and inspiring for students of all ages, races, monetary backgrounds, and experiences. Through engaging and hands-on programs at sea, World Ocean School inspires students to advance academically and vocationally, motivates students to be engaged community members, enables students to feel appreciated and valued in a unique environment, and provides a platform where students feel strong and smart. 

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  • 73% of World Ocean School students are from under-resourced communities.
  • Over 21,500 students have participated in World Ocean School programming since 2004.
  • World Ocean School engages an equal number of male and female students.
  • Students who participate in World Ocean School programming come from a wide spectrum of economic backgrounds.

How World Ocean School Helps

World Ocean School provides programs aboard our historic flagship vessel Schooner Roseway (or other tall ships) which challenge a diverse population of students academically, physically, and emotionally. Students' participation in these programs broaden their perspectives of the world, their communities, and themselves. 

Though we primarily operate in Boston, MA during the summer and in St. Croix, VI during the winter, we are proud to have engaged students from all over the globe since 2004.   

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Get On Board

Hop on board and experience Roseway for yourself. From Boston to St. Croix, and sunset sails to multi-week voyages -- there are plenty of ways to get involved.

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