landmark school boat building

Woodworking

Woodworking in the 21st Century

Woodworking and Boat Building at Landmark School have been popular electives and extracurricular activities since we were founded in the early 1970s. In those early days, students not only took on traditional projects like making furniture and all manner of watercraft, they also participated in full-scale construction projects. One of the most memorable of these includes constructing Bain House, which is still used in our High School Residential Program. The building is also home to our Health Center and Reading Department.

Dreaming and Building

There is no fixed curriculum in the Woodworking shop. With supervision and support, students choose their own projects, and instruction is focused on tools, materials, and methods applicable to the job at hand. Students are motivated from within. They generate an extraordinary range of work and often collaborate or do jobs for others. This generates a broader sense of achievement and self esteem. Landmark students have exhibited noteworthy creativity, commitment, and skill over the years and their work has been recognized through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, locally and nationally. 

For more information, contact Doug Turnbull, Head of Woodworking and Boat Building, 978-236-3231.