From animal sanctuaries to marine biology and living history events, our students learn by doing. They visit rich learning environments such as geological, historical and architectural sites. They learn ancient history in Egypt, attend classical music concerts in Vienna, experience the most famous art works in Rome and study astronomy under the darkest of skies while at sea. Field trips are arguably the most interesting part of traditional school and (interestingly) the most important part of worldschooling.
Our teachers are selected for their hands-on teaching style and compassionate communication skills. They excel in providing an experiential, living education out in the real world. In our student-centered approach to worldschooling, each individual is on a personalized learning path, receiving instruction at their own skill level and learning at their own pace. Small group pods focus on project based learning about the regions we travel to, incorporating multiple subjects in their studies.
Local naturalists, historians, musicians, chefs and artisans teach these multi-age group workshops on the ship and on shore. Students learn about each region through the handicrafts, cooking and music of the local culture. They participate in hands-on workshops such as nature photography, science & engineering, service learning, events with local kids and interactive demonstrations. Our students have the unique opportunity to learn from people all around the world as part of their worldschooling education.
Our wide selection of extra-curricula clubs and classes includes a book club, chess club, amateur astronomy, fiber arts, scouting, robotics, cooking, coding, piano, languages and Model UN. Students are welcome to form their own interest-based clubs and classes. Do you have a Minecraft or Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast in the family? Encourage them to start a club or teach a class so others can join the fun. Part of the beauty of worldschooling is in students having the time to follow their passions.
This kindergarten through college program has credentialed teachers in a remote learning environment. It is an accredited school that does all record keeping and transcripts. It is a competency based program that can be done on the ship or in a land based home with minimal support from tutors, parents or mentors. There is a lot of flexibility built in to the program to allow worldschoolers to make their own schedule for their academic pursuits while still having the time to explore their world and follow their individual pursuits. It is NAACP approved and has divergent paths for learning differences and gifted talents.
The academic advisor at our resource center supports the teachers, helps with tutoring, assists students & parents, provides resources for students with learning differences or gifted talents, and advises on college counseling. The resource center is well stocked with learning supplies including books for all reading levels, math manipulatives, science experiments and educational games. It is also one of the many places where study groups and classes can meet.
Sports, fitness, health and wellness are among the core Storylines principles. The ship has many amenities for fun physical activities. Running, yoga, swimming, kayaking, sailing, hiking, windsurfing, golf, paddle boarding, cycling and surfing are among the athletics offered through our worldschooling youth education program.