The Woolman Semester At Sierra Friends Center

Tel: (530)273-3183
Grades: 11 - 12 | 18 students
The Woolman Semester is a high school semester studies program for juniors, seniors, and 1st year postgraduates.
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, letter writing, multimedia presentations and public speaking.
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, Sierra Friends Camp and visiting groups.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades 11 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 18 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 22%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Milhous School Inc (3.5 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 City Echo Ridge Sda School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    15504 Liberty Cir
    Nevada City , CA , 95959
    (530)265-2057
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    3  mi  |  29  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Nevada City
    Milhous School Inc
    All-boys | Special Education School
    10591 Milhous Dr
    Nevada City , CA , 95959
    (530)265-9057
    All-boys | Special Education School
    3.5  mi  |  31  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Nevada City
    Milhous School    
    All-boys | Special Education School
    24077 State Highway 49
    Nevada City , CA , 95959
    (530)265-9057
    All-boys | Special Education School
    3.6  mi  |  39  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Grass Valley Charis Youth Center
    Special Education School
    714 W Main St
    Grass Valley , CA , 95945
    (530)477-9800
    Special Education School
    3.8  mi  |  18  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Grass Valley
    Mount St. Marys Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    400 S Church Street
    Grass Valley , CA , 95945
    (530)273-4694
    (Roman Catholic)
    4.1  mi  |  155  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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