Seashore School

Seashore School Photo #1 - Voted the BEST PRESCHOOL in Monmouth County in the 2017 Asbury Park Press Readers Choice Awards, earning its 6th award in that category, Seashore takes students where they need to go academically, physically and socially. With extras like FREE door-to-door transportation and year-round swim lessons, the program offers more for the money than any other school or day care. center.
Seashore School Photo #2 - Small Classes. BIG RESULTS. The Seashore School is an award-winning, nationally recognized school known for small class sizes, individual attention and a family environment with a strong sense of belonging. Teachers have the time to get to know each child, make sure everyone keeps up with the pace and customize learning for those who are ready for additional challenges.
Seashore School Photo #3 - Award Winning Student Newspaper. Seashore was the only middle school in NJ and one of three in the USA to win a 2017 Crown two years in a row from Columbia University's Scholastic Press Association. The student newspaper has also won Gold Circle Awards and All-Columbian Honors from the Ivy League University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Seashore School Photo #4 - Seashore Takes Learning Beyond The Classroom. We are the only school that offers an entire campus to 3-year olds, another for pre-k and a third for kindergarten to Middle School with bright classrooms, science labs, computers, art studios, music rooms, gyms and indoor heated pools. After academics, students take specials like year-round swim lessons --so successful most swim in no time.
Seashore School Photo #5 - Seashore keeps students engaged with Promethean ActivBoards in all grade school classrooms. Using this technology, teachers can take lessons further and supplement textbook learning with real-time news events as they are happening. Students can visit distant parts of the world, do math equations, see letters form, share a book on a screen and instantaneously be assessed.
Seashore School Photo #6 - The Seashore School was the only school in Monmouth County to medal for the second year in a row at Science Olympiad 2018. Students developed the STEAM skills needed to effectively compete in this daylong event of 12 timed trials which challenged their abilities in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Seashore will return to Science Olympiad 2019.
Seashore School Photo #7 - To enhance education and give students a real-life understanding of what they are studying in the classroom, there are field trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9/11 Museum, Columbia University's Fall Journalism Conference, Liberty Science Center, Physics Day at Great Adventure, fossiling at Poricy Park, Clean Ocean Action Summit, Jenkinsons Aquarium and more.
Seashore School Photo #8 - Wizard Wowed. Seashore Players raised the barre of what can be expected from children as young as first grade with Annie Jr. and the Wizard Of Oz "On Broadway," in their theatre at 410 Broadway in Long Branch, that is. This winter, the after-school Company will ride in on an elephant bringing down the house with Aladdin November 30-December 2.
Seashore School Photo #9 - The Seashore School is extremely proud of our King of Chess. In second grade, he challenged the Principal to a match. checkmating him in less seven minutes. He went on to represent the USA in Brazil in 2017 and in Spring 2018, beat Bobby Fisher's record -- becoming the youngest chess master in the 9-year-old age group in the world!
Seashore School Photo #10 - The Seashore School has a 44-year history of success. Students are typically accepted to the high schools of their choice including High Technology High School, Biotechnology High School, Allied Health & Science, Communications, MAST, CBA and Red Bank Regional's Specialized Academies. One graduate returned to enroll her son, so she could give him the same education she received as a
  • 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1974
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students175 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Seashore School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(clean and neat)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,850
Tuition NotesTuition includes door-to-door transportation, books and supplies.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions AssociateSharon Villapiano


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Dance, Soccer, Swimming, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
SwimmingTrack and Field,


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

Club or Organization:
Cheer Dancing, Yoga

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.>
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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