Welcome from the Head of School

September 2016

Dear Seacoast Charter School Families,

I am very excited to welcome you to the 2016–2017 school year at Seacoast Charter School!

Last year’s move from Kingston to Dover was pivotal in the development of our school. During this transition we unfortunately lost a number of students who could not continue at SCS due to the distance. After completing our first year here in Dover, however, we are encouraged to be starting this year at full capacity — 280 students — and we have an extensive waiting list of more than 100 students. In addition, I am confident this will become one of our most memorable years, as we are in the process of purchasing this facility so we can ensure this site will become our permanent home.

This summer I was inspired by a very special person, Mattie J.T. Stepanek. Even though Mattie died in 2004 at the age of thirteen due to complications of dysautonomic  mitochondrial myopathy, he was a well-respected poet and peace activist. He once said, “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." I think this idea exemplifies the creation and history of the Seacoast Charter School, and it will continue to motivate all of us into the future!

Peter Sweet
Head of School



PHOTOS BY KYLEE SMITH (TOP) AND foster’s daily democrat

PHOTOS BY KYLEE SMITH (TOP) AND foster’s daily democrat