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, Rentals and Retreats, and Grass Valley Friends Meeting.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Western 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
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Woolman Semester School Student 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 $20,000
Tuition Notes Sliding scale tuition costs.

Nearby Private 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)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Nevada City
    Echo Ridge Sda School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 3-8 | 20 students
    3 miles
    15504 Liberty Cir
    Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Nevada City
    Milhous School - Sacramento
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 6 students
    3.6 miles
    24077 State Highway 49
    Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Grass Valley
    Charis Youth Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 18 students
    3.8 miles
    714 W Main St
    Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • Grass Valley
    Mount St. Marys Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 155 students
    4.1 miles
    400 S Church Street
    Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • Grass Valley
    Solid Rock Ranch School
    Special Education School (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 2-12 | 12 students
    5.4 miles
    908 Taylorville Rd Ste 206
    Grass Valley, CA 95949

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