CHARTER INFORMATION

The Seacoast Charter School is a publicly funded elementary and middle school, uniquely focused on experiencing education through the arts. The school was founded in 2004 serving 8 children in the third, fourth, and fifth grades. Over the past twelve years, we’ve grown to serve more than 200 children in grades K–8. We acknowledge that every day provides us opportunity to learn, and as we evolve, our focus is not only on providing a nurturing environment for our children, but also growing our connections to the local communities we serve.

PHILOSOPHY AND CURRICULUM

The mission of the Seacoast Charter School is to provide excellence in core academics and the arts while cultivating the individual qualities and strengths of each child. At the Seacoast Charter School, arts and academics go hand in hand. We believe that the arts bring us joy, and when we feel joy, we learn more deeply and effectively. Through a rich and varied arts program, our students learn to look closely, listen carefully, respond thoughtfully, and work collaboratively. Opportunities for creative expression and independent thinking are an integral part of our rigorous academic program. The combination of challenging intellectual and artistic endeavors develops our students’ hearts and minds and enables them to live more fully in the world.

ARTS INTEGRATION

The arts are the foundation of everyday life at Seacoast Charter School. By supporting an arts-integrated approach to teaching — a central and reoccurring focus on the arts — students are empowered to learn traditional school subjects in an enlightened manner. Our primary focus is on the process by which students learn and grow, while fostering a culture that emphasizes responsibility and self-awareness. At the Seacoast Charter School, we immerse our students in a culture where individual voices are respected  and creativity flourishes.