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West Island College International – Class Afloat is a private school based in Nova Scotia that operates on a Class-A tall ship. We offer full grade 11 and grade 12 high school curriculums on board while sailing around the world to over 15 ports of call. At Class Afloat our goal is to utilize sail training tradition to explore and build a strong sense of community. With Kurt Hahn’s principles of experiential learning as a foundation, Class Afloat students develop their confidence, compassion, and awareness to graduate as global citizens for the 21st century. At present, there are 47 students on board, and over 20 professional crew/ faculty.

Class Afloat is currently seeking faculty qualified to teach one of the follow assignments to join the ship for our 2022-2023 school year starting September 2022.

  1. Senior High Social Studies
  2. Senior High English
  3. Senior High Physics and Mathematics

The 2021 – 2022 route contains a quarantine period in Spain before overland travel to Amsterdam, NL, where we will board our floating campus, the Alexander von Humbolt II. The itinerary includes stops in Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Caribbean, and Northern Europe. Daily stipend, flights, health coverage, gear issue, accommodation, and food are all included. All students, crew, and faculty members must be fully vaccinated.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education from a recognized postsecondary institution.
  • 2-5 years of teaching experience preferred.
  • Educational qualifications in secondary teachable subjects are required
  • A passion and motivation to teach and guide young people in an experiential educational setting
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

If you have the proper Senior qualifications and are looking to teach in a very exciting, dynamic environment, please contact Megan MacLeod, Head of School, at