lmagine a school where Monday mornings are just as much fun for children as are the weekends - Sea Crest School is an institution where pupils excitedly await the arrival of each school day. The enriching and innovative curriculum integrates arts and technology into core academics and empowers children to engage with each other, their teachers and members of the local community.
Founded in 1996, Sea Crest is an lndependent, K-8 school that is an integral part of the scenic and welcoming San Mateo county coastside community, just minutes from both Silicon Valley and San Francisco. The school serves pupils from Pacifica to Pescadero, and the peninsula including the charming historic town of Half Moon Bay.
Sea Crest is a place where the childhood traits of curiosity, play and enquiry combine to foster a joyful educational experience, where academic excellence and character-building are equally and greatly valued. Pupils attending our school benefit from the hallmarks of an institution that prides itself on small class sizes allowing each child's individual needs, academic and social, to be addressed.
A solid foundation is built through Socratic debate, hands-on activities, public speaking, experiential trips, a health and wellness program and the use of innovative technologies. Our creative faculty and staff challenge our pupils to engage curiosity, express creativity, act with compassion and lead with courage.
We believe that impassioned educators make learning relevant and exciting. The Sea Crest faculty employs teaching techniques and strategies that are at once traditional and innovative. Our program of on-going professional development and educational opportunities helps our teachers stay abreast of the latest trends and contributes to their longevity with the school. We take great pride in their achievements, skills, and dedicated service. Our educators are particularly attuned to the needs of the individual learner, engaging the whole child in the learning process and instilling in each one a sense of confidence and self-worth. They empower students to achieve their goals and give them a lifelong love of learning.
Head of School
Director of Learning and Teaching
Director of Admissions and Development
Director of Finance and Operations
Director of Marketing and Communications
Head of School Assistant
Director of Extended Day Program
Extended Day Program
Grade 1 & 2 Assistant
Grade 4 Humanities
Grade 5 Science & Math
Grade 7 & 8 Math
Lower School Spanish
Ex-Officio & Parent Association President
As in any group, as the individuals change and grow, so does the flavor of the community, but the ovehelming feeling at Sea Crest has always been one of cooperative-and collaborative-team spirit. Deep connections are made here.
Thank you for your interest in Sea Crest School. We are excited to introduce you to our school, and give you a glimpse of what makes Sea Crest unique. Sea Crest is more than just an independent K–8 school. It is a close-knit community where each student is valued as an individual, and where we strive to acknowledge and celebrate the best in everyone who spends time on our campus—students, faculty, parents, and staff. Students are appreciated, encouraged and challenged within our comprehensive program. We graduate thoughtful scholars who are also conscientious citizens ready to contribute positively in high school and beyond. Therefore, we look for students who have innate curiosities, love of learning, and a desire to better themselves and the communities they inhabit. Our admissions process is designed to ensure a good fit for all involved—student, family, and school.
As with most independent schools, tuition at Sea Crest does not cover the full cost of education. In order to make a Sea Crest education accessible to a wider population, our modest tuition is set at a level that covers only about 85 percent of the school’s annual operating expenses. The rest is generated with the help of the Sea Crest community. Sea Crest School is dedicated to providing the best in innovative education to inspire and empower our learners to engage curiosity, express creativity, act with compassion, and lead with courage. And, unlike tuition, contributions are tax-deductible. For information on other ways to support Sea Crest, please contact Michael Thompson, Director of Advancement.