Maritime Discovery Schools

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Port Townsend School District's mission is: "Through community focused maritime place-based projects, students develop effective thinking, effective action, and effective relationships. As a result, our students demonstrate meaningful accomplishments as engaged citizens."

Since 2014, Port Townsend School District has been focused on implementing a maritime themed, place based curriculum across all grade levels. Students engage in meaningful projects throughout the school year that connect the curriculum to important local and maritime topics. Through this unique place based curriculum students are makinging meaningful contributions to our community. Across the district there are over 80 place based projects, and we engage over 80 community partners in student learning.

Learn more about the Maritime Discovery Schools initiative at


To explore the Maritime Discovery Schools curriculum please visit the Curriculum page.

Community Connections

Port Townsend's unique maritime and place based curriculum is made possible because of the many great partners in our community

We are collecting information about potential and future community partners for our classrooms. If you want to share your expertise, talent, or programs with us please join Skillmation, a community run skill sharing database.  You can indicate your interest in becoming a mentor, supporting a job shadow, or giving an in class presentation.

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