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There’s no school in the world like World Ocean School

Founded in 2002 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, World Ocean School delivers 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.

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Splish Splash!

Friday, May 22, 2020  Yesterday morning, the Roseway crew and GMR crew splashed the ship into Gloucester Harbor on the 11:27am high tide. Splashing Roseway is a slow and steady pr… read more


Making Good Headway on Multiple Projects

Monday, May 18, 2020 While it is critical for Roseway to haul out each year to work on seams, one of our biggest projects this yard (that we haven't posted updates on in awhile!) is her shaft rea… 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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