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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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  • Boston Harbor Sunset Sails

    Jun 19th, 6:00pm through Sep 13th, 4:00pm

    Boston Harbor Sails aboard Roseway Various Dates May through September What better way to enjoy the summer in Boston than with … learn more

  • Father's Day Sail

    Jun 21st, 1:00pm & Jun 21st, 4:00pm

    1-3pm & 4-6pm Get your tickets now for the most energizing and exciting Father's Day event in the Seaport District. Sail into the… learn more

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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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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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