The Seashore School

Tel: (732)222-6464
Grades: NS - 8 | 201 students
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After being evaluated in 140 categories against a national standard of middle school - high school publications, Seashore Student Views received a 2013 CSPA Silver Medalist Award from judges at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, earning a score of 774 and missing gold by just 25 points. This was the third consecutive silver medal for Seashore's student newspaper.
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After being evaluated in 140 categories against a national standard of middle school - high school publications, Seashore Student Views received a 2013 CSPA Silver Medalist Award from judges at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, earning a score of 774 and missing gold by just 25 points. This was the third consecutive silver medal for Seashore's student newspaper.
Seashore was the only middle school in the USA to win a 2013 First Place Gold Circle Award in the News Category from Columbia University's Scholastic Press Association and is #67 on Columbia's website listing the winners. We congratulate Alina Keller, Ceejai Schnoor and Katarina Barc for their award-winning Think Pink Photo Journalism Campaign.
The Seashore School was chosen to participate in Stars of Hope, an international initiative. Students were given an opportunity to express their feelings  about  9/11 and Hurricane Sandy through art. The volunteer organization has done projects from Japan and Ireland to Boston, Newton and Long Branch. When complete, thousands of stars with messages of hope were displayed throughout the community.
With only 20.8 seconds on a clock that said 16-16, eighth grader Jordan Semon scored twice at the buzzer, breaking the tie for the Seashore Sharks and leading her team to victory in the Salvation Army's 2013 Red Kettle Classic. This was the third year in a row the Seashore Sharks brought home the Red Kettle Trophy.
For 40 years, The Seashore School has been picking up children at their doors and taking them where they need to go academically, athletically and socially. The program offers more for the money than any other school or day care center. It includes a progressive curriculum loaded with extras such as gymnastics, yoga, year-round swim lessons and free door-to-door transportation.
Seashore Preschool is the only school that offers an entire campus for three year olds and another for pre-k --with bright classrooms, art studios, large gyms and indoor heated pools. We take learning beyond the classroom and way beyond the basics. The schedule includes academics, music, art, science lab, computers, Spanish, physical education, gymnastics, yoga and year-round swim lessons.
Seashore Preschool has been shaping the lives of its youngest students for the past 40 years. The advanced, challenging well-rounded curriculum makes learning fun and gets children squared away academically, physically and socially. It combines academics with physical education, yoga, gymnastics and year-round swim lessons which helps them learn to listen, focus, follow directions and begin to solve problems.
Seashore Players, an after school drama club, gives kindergarten-8th graders a chance to shine in their Theatre
Fifth through eighth graders have a chance to compete in Seashore's soccer, basketball and track teams which make the playoffs each year and break record after record. Unlike larger schools that have many competing for limited spots, our students get a chance to play and improve. The 2013 track team sent a record number to the All Star Meet.
Seashore graduates are so well prepared, they get accepted to the most selective high schools, including Marine Academy of Science and Technology, High Technology High School, Allied Health & Science, Biotechnology High School, Communications High School and Christian Brothers Academy.
If you are looking for a school where your child will be happy, challenged and ahead of the game, The Seashore School is the place to be.
For 40 years, a Seashore education has not only led to acceptance at the most prestigious high schools.
It has made learning fun and given students endless opportunities to discover new talents, expand their horizons, gain insights, look at things from different perspectives, build confidence, make lasting friendships and develop the skills to excel academically, athletically and socially.
From preschool through eighth grade, we offer advanced, diversified curriculums that include foreign language, technology, science lab, music, art studio, physical education and year-round swim lessons, plus specialized training in drama, dance and singing for those interested in performing arts.
Our approach to education is so succesful, students typically perform a grade above their peers, score in the top percent of standardized exams, won a 2013 First Place Gold Circle Award from Columbia University's Scholastic Press Association and 2011, 2012 and 2013 Silver Medals from judges at the Ivy League University's Graduate School of Journalism, won the 2013 People's Choice Award from the Save The Jersey Shore Art Contest, took first in Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) Middle School Tournaments, are recognized nationally for academic achievement by Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth and gain acceptance into the high schools of their choice -- including top ranked High Technology High School, Biotechnology, Allied Health & Science, Communications, MAST and Christian Brothers Academy.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 201 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Seashore School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(clean and neat)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,850
Tuition Notes Tuition includes door-to-door transportation, books and supplies.
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate Sharon Villapiano

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Soccer, Swimming, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
DanceSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Award Winning Student Newspaper, Ceramics, Cheer Dancing, Chess, Dance, Drama, Edible School Yard Cooking Elective, Gymastics, Jewelry Making, Spanish Club, Swimming, Yoga Art, Ceramics, Cheer Dancing, Chess, Dance, Drama, Gymastics, Jewelry Making, Spanish Club, Swimming, Yoga, Award Winning Student Newspaper,
Edible School Yard Cooking Elective,

School Notes:

  • Seashore is the only school that offers an entire campus for preschool and another for pre-kindergarten with bright classrooms, computer and science labs, indoor heated pools, gyms, state of the art gymmastics equipment and playgrounds.
  • Our Full-Day Kindergarten includes extras most schools do not offer at this level like foreign language, hands-on experiments in our science lab, computer lab, year-round swim lessons and an advanced reading program with proven results. By mid year most children read on their own and by the end of the year can recognize nearly 1,000 words.
  • In addition to a strong academic curriculum, aspiring young actors can take drama, dance and singing lessons needed to put on professionally produced full-scale productions. As part of their program they go to Broadway plays and take workshops with stars in the shows they see.
  • Seashore offers an award winning education. We were the only middle school in the USA to win a 2013 First Place Gold Circle Award from Columbia University's Scholastic Press Association and 2011, 2012 and 2013 Silver Medals from judges at the Ivy League's Graduate School of Journalism for the student newspaper Seashore Student Views. Students also won a Peoples Choice Award in the Save The Jersey Shore Art Contest,  have taken  first in the Marine Academcy of Science and Technology Middle School Tournaments and are consistently recognized for achievement by Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth and The White House.
  • Seashore teams break records and make it to the Playoffs. The Sharks won the 2013 Salvation Army Red Kettle Classic, bringing home the trophy the third year in a row. The 2013 track team sent a record number to the All Star Meet.
  • In addition to its exceptional education, Seashore offers a wholesome, family environment free of the typical middle school experimenting that can derail lives. Students develop close  friendships with children who are so focused on athletics, the arts and hobbies ranging from horseback riding to fencing, dance, singing, community and professional theater and competitive skating that veering off course is not even on their radar.
  • Seashore graduates consistently gain acceptance to the high schools of their choice including top ranked Biotech, High Tech, MAST, Communications, Allied, CBA and Red Bank Regional High School's Specialized Academies.
  • For parents convenience, we offer free door-to-door transportation, free childcare from 7:30-9a.m. for those who have to be at work early, extended care until 6p.m. and a 12-month plan that covers school, camp and everything inbetween at a substantial savings.>

Profile last updated: 11/19/2014

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The nearest high school is Ma'or Yeshiva High School For Boys (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Power Of Christ's Gospel Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Children Of The King Academy (0.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

LOVE LOVE LOVE the school! We have 2 enrolled and on on the way! Excellent reputation for academics and offerings, it''s summer camp program is second to none. Compared to any public or private school in the area, we felt that this was really the best possible education available for our children in Monmouth County. Have also considered to nearby Ranney, and found nothing lacking in comparison but the higher cost of tuition. Academics and offerings included in the general curriculum are superior to any of the schools we could find in the area. Children are challenged to their individual ability which was very important to us, and not held back because the class is limited to teaching to the state curriculum or a state test. Many of the children who attend here are very bright. Science lab and teacher- very impressive. Drama, swim, Spanish, yoga- all part of the weekly curriculum during the school day- these are not after school actives. Because of the drama program, not only can many of the children here sing, act, and dance- but I doubt that many of them will have a problem speaking in public as they become older. The children become so accustomed to being on stage performing, it''s almost second nature to be in front of an audience. The principal is an absolutely amazing woman. You feel as if you are leaving your children with a trusted family member with her in the building, and you will often find her helping out in the classrooms- she truly loves her students. Have highly recommended this school to many friends in the area. If you are as particular about your child''s education as we are, and nothing but the best will do; no need to look further this is your school.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
My 3 year old twin boys started at Seashore in 2014 and would rate the experience as above excellent. In the 1/2 day program, they are busy learning the entire morning with science, swimming, arts and crafts, gym, music and more. The "family" atmosphere is so welcoming and easy going. All this, and having the bus picked up and dropped off everyday makes it that much easier.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
We love this school. Our daughter is in the Pre-K program and she is doing fantastic. The class sizes are small, there is door to door transportations and tons of extras (swimming, gym, writing/reading, science, yoga, gym, Spanish, computers, etc...). She is learning so much and obtaining great confidence.
- Posted by Parent, 05/13/13
Excellent english, math, and arts programs. Outstanding swimming training/coaching with indoor and outdoor pools, exceptional athletics program with interesting variants like wall climbing, etc. Small school where everyone knows each other so kids don''t slip through the cracks. While they have them, their computer and foreign languages are weak compared to Ranney School. Their summer camp is the best I could find in NJ with activities from surfing to sailing to beach, to swimming, basketball, etc. with things to do on rainy days. They have coverage before and after schools, so if both parents work, they can attend from 7:30am to 6pm. Overall, excellent private school with supportive teachers and interesting activities.
- Posted by Parent, 01/31/13

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