The Sloop Providence offers a number of educational programs. Sloop Providence Dockside is a fun and engaging way to introduce students to the Sloop Providence and what life was like aboard an 18th century sailing vessel. Classroom Under Sail offers an innovative instructional tool for educators and an unique educational experience for sutdents with tie-ins to marine science; history; goegraphy; physics; algebra; astronomy and literature. The Sloop Providence offers programs that focus on maritime, culrural and ecological history.

Sloop Providence Dockside
Up to 35 children and 5 educators/guardians
1 1/2 hours - $300.00

Classroom Under Sail
Up to 35 children and 5 educator/guardians
3 hour sail - $675.00

Scholarshps for Sloop Providence Dockside and Classroom Under Sail may be available. Email Adria Lande, Education Director, at or call her direct line at
401-274-1776 for more information.

Pre-dockside or pre-sail information and in-class prep activities about the Sloop Providence and its history will be provided, as well as information about weather, what to expect, what to wear and what to bring.

Also contact Adria regarding school and library visits, after-school programs and winter break and spring break camps.

In the Cadet Academy and Midshipmen Academy programs, young people join the crew, live aboard the Sloop Providence and sail wherever she sails. Cadets and Midshipmen participate in the hands-on activity of sailing a traditional tall ship – both in “living history” and through lessons on teamwork, discipline, communication and responsibility.

Visit our Cadet and Midshipmen Academy Program page for more information and rates

The Continental Sloop Providence is a U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified and meets or exceeds all safety requirements for a vessel her size and class.

“The sea is still the road to great adventure and sail training is a proven way to inspire and motivate young people.”
– The Providence Journal