Sisters Academy of Asbury Park will hold a boat launch event on Sat., June 3 – the culmination of a semester-long partnership with Project U.S.E. Eighth grade students of Sisters Academy, together with friends, family, and supporters, will gather at Deal Lake at 8 a.m. for the event. Students from the Ranney School in Tinton Falls will also be on hand to launch their boat.
The Boatbuilding Program is a unique initiative with Project U.S.E. Through a long-term, on-site relationship with the Academy, students explore the maritime history of the region and learn the science and art involved in boat building. The Program combines standard curricula, (math, physics, history, etc.) with rigorous and exciting experiential learning—a hallmark of Project U.S.E.’s programs.
“The boat-building program at Sisters Academy is in its third year of collaboration with Project U.S.E. and is just one example of the distinctive programs that sets the Academy apart,” said Sisters Academy Principal, Sister Mary Louise Miller. “Our students take great pride in having built their boat from scratch, through team work and perseverance.”
The boat launch is open to the public.
Founded in 1997, Sisters Academy is a program of Mercy Center. It is an independent middle school for girls, grades five to eight, that empowers young women by offering them an education of excellence.