Student Programs

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World Ocean School is proud to have the historic Schooner Roseway for academic enrichment and training under sail. Since the organization's first education program in 2006, WOS has served over 21,000 students. While at sea, our students raise Roseway’s sails, engage in seamanship and STEM lessons, and take on the responsibility of being a crew member. 

The mainstay of all of our programming is making connections to our Community Values—teamwork, communication, trust, and self-worth.  

By raising Roseway’s sails, students experience how teamwork gets a job done. By using “call-backs” and observing the crew interact during sail maneuvering, students understand the need for effective communication. By belaying each other while climbing Roseway’s rigging, students practice trust in their peers. By engaging in guided discussions on Roseway’s bowsprit, students share their passions and aspirations for their futures. 

Whether onboard for three hours or nine weeks, students explore the importance of these values and reflect on their learning will be transferred into their schools, homes, and communities.

Roseway operates in Boston, Massachusetts in the spring and summer, and in Christiansted, St. Croix in the winter. Check out the programming at our home ports below.

World Ocean School is proud to have been awarded the 2019 Training Under Sail Program of the Year by Tall Ships America!

Please reach out to Cara James, Program Manager, at for program-related inquiries. 

World Ocean School Student Programs

  • World Ocean School at Home

    Welcome to World Ocean School at Home!  In this season of virtual learning, World Ocean School is bringing learning home to you! Our crew members have taken some of our favorite onboard lessons and c…

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  • Senior Summer Ambassador Program

    2021 Program Dates: Wednesday, August 4th - Saturday, August 14th Application Deadline: May 14th Program Cost: $3,100 (scholarships may be available) We will continue to be responsive to the guidelines of public …

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  • Junior Summer Ambassador Program

    2021 Program Dates: Wednesday, July 7th-Saturday, July 17th Application Deadline: May 14th Program Cost: $3,100 (scholarships may be available) We will continue to be responsive to the guidelines of public health offi…

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  • Ocean Classroom with Proctor Academy

    Since 2014, World Ocean School has proudly partnered with Proctor Academy. Each fall, 21 Ocean Classroom students set sail aboard Roseway for a 9 week long voyage from Boston, MA to San Juan, PR. While working alongsid…

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  • Virgin Islands Programs

    St. Croix Day Programming World Ocean School provides authentic, multi-day programming for students at the elementary and high school levels in St. Croix for both public and private schools. 5th grade students sail aboa…

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  • New England Programs

    Boston Day Programming World Ocean Schools runs programs in partnership with Boston Public Schools (BPS) and schools from the Greater Boston area between May and the end of the school year. Students of all age…

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