Every fall term, Proctor students board a traditional schooner in New England and embark on an open-ocean adventure: sailing down the east coast...through the Bahamas...south to Hispanola...and finally into San Juan Harbor. Along the way they gain full academic credit for their studies in maritime history, maritime literature and writing, navigational mathematics, marine science and seamnship skills in collaboration with Ocean Classroom Foundation. Returning for the winter term back at Proctor, the student crew of Ocean Classroom inevitably speak of new, life-changing perspectives and great personal growth. Ocean Classroom is tough, challenging, and--like all experiential education--rewarding beyond measure.
Each spring, Ocean Classroom Spring Term starts where Fall term left off--sailing in the Caribbean. Spring Term is fully accredited by Proctor Academy, but is open to students outside the Proctor community. Students receive full academic credit through Proctor, for their studies in maritime history, maritime literature/writing, marine science, navigation/applied mathematics, and seamanship skills. Total number of credits received for the term is determined individually by each students' sending school.
Ocean Classroom Spring Term sails the waters of the Caribbean, South America and the US East Coast during a 16 week voyage. Ocean Classroom students complete their voyage in New England; returning the ship to her home waters. As with Fall term, Ocean Classroom Spring is a life-changing voyage that offers unique, challenging and rewarding learning experiences.
Please note: The calendar of port stops and sailing days serves only as a rough guide. Port dates are always subject to change due to safety and program considerations.
During Fall Term please contact Ocean Classroom Director, Dave Pilla at (603)735-6255 with specific questions.
During Spring Term, please contact the Education Director for the Ocean Classroom Foundation at (800) 724-7245 x 102.