Bytown Brigantine Academy

Summer School Aboard a Tall Ship

Welcome to Bytown Brigantine Academy (BBA), an Ontario independent school inspected by the Ministry of Education.  The Academy was established in 2011 and operates summer school for high school students exclusively aboard the 110’ SV Fair Jeanne during the summer months.

The Academy

BBA commits itself to provide lasting and meaningful change in our students.  Summer high school courses are taught to emphasize a direct relationship between the learning material of the course & the world ashore.

The Ship

Aboard the 110′ Fair Jeanne, students use the boardroom, the deck and other spaces aboard ship for learning and studying.  An open air classroom?  A unique classroom experience? No problem, that’s our specialty!

The Instructors

BBA instructors are creative, energetic educators who are supported by professional crew aboard ship.   Educators have an experiential education background and a keen interest in Tall Ship Sailing, living and working aboard with their students.


Summer School Credits

GPP30 – Leadership & Peer Support, more affectionately known as “Sailing into LeaderSHIP”. Bytown Brigantine Academy (BBA) will run from August 3 to August 23 on the Portsmouth NH – Quebec City voyage.   As an open credit course in experiential leadership, students will develop a greater self-awareness of their leadership skills and receive guidance and support in order to develop such qualities.

Students will develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork and conflict management within a demanding yet rewarding shipboard environment.  The sailing ship as an educational platform lends itself to a unique perspective from which to draw an understanding of group dynamics and stages of group development.

“M. had such a wonderful experience. I can't thank you enough for the amazing opportunity. She seems more mature. I know she is really proud to have learned so much. “

Youth sponsor, 2016