The Woolman Semester School

     Tel: (530)273-3183
Grades: 11 - 12 | 18 students
The Woolman Semester is a high school semester studies program for juniors, seniors, and gap year students.
Through a focus on the issues of peace, justice, and sustainability, the Woolman Semester enriches a typical high school curriculum with seminar-style course work and experiential opportunities that promote life-long learning, personal growth and intellectual commitment.
Students and staff spend much of the day in small, rigorous academic classes, with substantial time devoted to the hands-on work of the community: the garden and orchard, the kitchen, and the forest.
We engage with the world through community events, experiential learning opportunities, local service projects and presentations on our work.
Sierra Friends Center is a non-profit organization committed to stewarding diverse learning communities and educational programs which weave together spirituality, peace, sustainability, and social action.
Sierra Friends Center hosts the Woolman Semester School, Camp Woolman, and Grass Valley Friends Meeting.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades 11 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Most

Student Body

Total Students 18 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 22%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Woolman Semester School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,500

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Milhous School - Sacramento (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Echo Ridge Sda School (3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mount St. Marys Academy (4.1 miles away)
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  • Nevada CityEcho Ridge Sda School
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    Nevada CityCA95959
    (530)265-2057
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    3 mi | 20 students | Gr. 3-8                      
  • Nevada CityMilhous School - Sacramento
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    24077 State Highway 49
    Nevada CityCA95959
    (530)265-9057
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    3.6 mi | 6 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • Grass ValleyCharis Youth Center
    Special Education School
    714 W Main St
    Grass ValleyCA95945
    (530)477-9800
    Special Education School
    3.8 mi | 18 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • Grass ValleyMount St. Marys Academy
      (Roman Catholic)
    400 S Church Street
    Grass ValleyCA95945
    (530)273-4694
      (Roman Catholic)
    4.1 mi | 143 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Grass ValleySolid Rock Ranch School
    Special Education School  (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    908 Taylorville Rd Ste 206
    Grass ValleyCA95949
    (530)273-2165
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    5.4 mi | 12 students | Gr. 2-12                      

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