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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 22


Tuesday, September 29, 2020I sit in the salon, recounting the events of today while being serenaded by McKensie and Katie. As they improvise a ukulele ballad about each member of the Roseway crew, lau… read more

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 21


Monday, September 29, 2020  After a slow, uneventful morning we anchored near Pond Island. Piling into the small boat we made our way ashore. Seconds after stepping off the boat onto the uneven … read more

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 20


Sunday, September 28, 2020  Today, our second Sunday aboard Roseway was…eventful. We awoke to the sight of surrounding fog which made for quite a damp morning. During our morning muster w… 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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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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