Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
Our mission is to teach and preserve the skills and crafts associated with fine wooden boatbuilding and other traditional maritime arts with emphasis on the development of the individual as a craftsperson.
After building wooden boats in the Puget Sound area for more than fifty years, master shipwright Bob Prothero had learned a lot about the business that wasn’t in any textbook. It was his dream to find a way to pass this lore along to new generations of wooden boatbuilders and help keep his craft alive. He came to the Olympic Peninsula from Seattle and founded the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in January, 1981.
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is committed to providing men and women of all ages a quality education in traditional wooden boatbuilding and fine woodworking. We strive to impart sound, practical knowledge in traditional maritime skills, using wooden boats as the training medium. We hope to imbue our students with the pride and satisfaction that comes from skillful work joyfully executed.
WSU Jefferson County 4-H
As a collaboratively supported youth program of Washington State University, WSU Extension, and local county government, 4-H receives county and university support for all its project areas.
WSU Extension is a living, evolving, market-driven organization that responds to society’s changing educational needs. Our community and our nation are challenged to expand lifelong learning and the utilization of knowledge to solve complex problems.
Jefferson County 4-H is our county’s largest youth development organization. Serving approximately 900 youth annually, 4-H youth leadership programs involve over 350 core families and 110 adult volunteer leaders.
4-H volunteers support a dizzying array of clubs, camps, in-school programs, after school programs, competitions and special events that help youth explore vital 21st Century skills. These educational activities range from computers to organic farming, from web design to animal science, from online video production to mechanical science, from photography to home arts and more.
Chimacum School District – PI Program
The Pi Program was established in 1986 to serve families in the Chimacum School District who choose to take a more active role in their children’s education. It is an alternative model supported by the district as one way to provide personalized public education.
This program accepts the district challenge of assisting students to become successful, responsible citizens who are prepared for a future in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.
Pi Program teachers can be contacted through the Chimacum Elementary Office at 732-4471 or directly at 732-4685.
North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center
Skills Centers are an integral part of the K-12 systems. They provide an opportunity for students between the ages of 16 to 21 to receive career training as part of their public education with no cost to the student. Operating as an extension of the high schools, Skill Centers provide students with job preparation skills and the opportunity to get a jump-start on a post-secondary education.
Port Townsend School District – OCEAN Program
The Port Townsend K-12 OCEAN (Opportunity, Community, Experience, Academics, Navigation) Program is an independent study, contract-based program for students in grade K-12 supported with classroom, experiential and expeditionary experiences. We strive to meet students’ academic needs through their interests, passions and families.
Sunfield Waldorf School
Situated amidst a working farm, Sunfield Waldorf School offers a holistic academic education enriched with the daily rhythms of farm life. Gardening, sustainable farming, and animal husbandry are integrated into both our early childhood and grade-school Waldorf programs.
From preschool through the grades, Sunfield students learn about the world through their whole beings – hands, heart, and mind – with the innovative and richly artistic Waldorf curriculum.