How to “Home School” Your Child Afloat

If you’ve adopted the cruising lifestyle, some “boat schooling” tools and techniques can add life-long value to your child’s education.


If you and your family are living afloat, or are thinking about heading out soon, one concern you may have is educating your children. How in the world are you going to do it? Rule one: Don’t panic. Living our crazy life on the go, we are always asked, “Do you homeschool/boatschool your kids? What’s it really like?”

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Jamie Chapman
Jamie Chapman is a certified teacher in secondary social studies and health and PE. Her love of education and travel has paved the way for her to homeschool her own children over the last nine years. Jamie, her husband, and two children live in Saudi Arabia, where her husband is a helicopter pilot. They travel the world as often as possible because they believe that education is best learned from experiencing the world hands-on. In Jamie’s spare time, she edits videos for her small YouTube channel, The C Life, and she also helps parents transition from traditional schooling to homeschooling. Jamie and her husband have been working for the last few years, hoping to leap from land life to full-time cruisers.