Shearwater International Inc.

We help schools deliver 1-on-1 mentorship to all their students.

Founded 2014
16-50 employees
  • Education
  • Headquarters address
    294 Washington Street, Boston MA

    Shearwater partners with universities and secondary schools to help students succeed in the school community. We develop online programs that combine personalized mentorship and scalable reporting to improve student experience, engage young alumni, and increase retention.

    Our network of partner schools includes Tufts University, Washington University in St. Louis, Penn State University, and many of the best independent schools in the United States.

    We are working on a difficult problem with no straightforward answers -- directly increasing the national graduation rate. As a team, we’ve chosen to tackle this problem because it’s one of the most important socioeconomic issues of our time.

    What we’ve accomplished so far:

    • Outcomes: We are passionate about improving life outcomes for students, but dispassionate and scientific in how we assess our impact. We run randomized controlled trials of our mentorship program. In one trial, students offered our program were 22% more likely to stay in school and 5x less likely to be on academic probation than their peers who were not offered the program.
    • Growth: We have rapidly expanded our partner network to over 50 partners including Tufts University, University of South Carolina, and Penn State.
    • A brilliant and welcoming team: We invite you to check us out at
    • Cash position: We are on our 4th consecutive year of doubling our revenue and are fortunate to be profitable.

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    Tech stack

    Rails, Ember, Postgres, Redis


    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance