Sea Crest School

  • Sea Crest is a safe, nurturing and joyful JK-8 community of learners who engage curiosity, express creativity, act with compassion and lead with courage.
  • Sea Crest provides a well-rounded, student-centered program that places a strong emphasis on community building and social-emotional learning. The curriculum is challenging and creative, providing in-depth units of study through project-based learning.
  • Students have the advantage of daily PE, as well as enrichment classes in Spanish, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, Music, Design and Innovation, Technology, and Athletics (starting in 5th grade) integrated into their weekly schedule.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students227 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sea Crest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size13 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,505
Tuition NotesWe offer a flexible tuition program that allows qualifying families to pay according to their resources. We believe that the cost of a Sea Crest education should not be a deterrent to any family and that having students from all walks of life enriches our community and the educational experience.
% on Financial Aid
23%
Admissions DirectorStephanie Hanepen

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Gardening, Maker Space, Science Club, Sports Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Design & Innovation, Music, Spanish, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Tennis

School Notes

  • Sea Crest is a safe, nurturing and joyful JK-8 community of learners who engage curiosity, express creativity, act with compassion and lead with courage.
  • Sea Crest provides a well-rounded, student-centered program that places a strong emphasis on community building and social-emotional learning. The curriculum is challenging and creative, providing in-depth units of study through project-based learning.
  • Students have the advantage of daily PE, as well as enrichment classes in Spanish, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, Music, Design and Innovation, Technology, and Athletics (starting in 5th grade) integrated into their weekly schedule. 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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Our first grader joined Sea Crest in kindergarten and loves it. The head of school and the leadership team are heavily invested and involved in collaborating with parents and teachers. The playground was recently upgraded and allows for plenty of free play and outdoor learning. The curriculum inspires learning and the enrichment programs inspire creativity the rough fun and play. We love our teachers who go the extra mile to tailor their programs to a child's learning needs.
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My daughter moved to Sea crest in 6 grade now is in 8th grade and loves it. We especially love the diversity of class offerings including band, chorus, technology, drama and art and the small class size. I highly recommend !Sea Crest school has been a wonderful educational experience for my daughter and she is now well prepared for high school.
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My fourth grader has attended Sea Crest since he started kindergarten. His experience has been nothing less than amazing. He has received a top notch education as well as being exposed to music, theater, ILab and art. Every teacher he has had truly knows him and his learning style. I am especially grateful having this option on the coast where my son can still be an active member of the Half Moon Bay community. Go Seals!
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I love sea crest and my teachers.
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