Sea Crest truly is the sum of its parts—faculty and staff, students, parents, extended family and friends, the greater coastside—each brings unique dimension and experiences to the strong community that is Sea Crest School.
From the moment they learn the Guiding Principles in kindergarten to the day they graduate, students are encouraged to find their unique identities as well as to recognize their responsibilities in the bigger picture of good citizenship.
The sense of interconnectedness starts early. Older "learning buddies" are paired with students in lower grades, classes visit one another to look at projects and celebrate academic achievements, middle school advisories are multi-grade groups in which many issues are discussed, faculty collaborate on curriculum development and everyone is involved in our annual scholarship run, which raises the funds necessary to keep the school accessible to a wide range of families.
Our service learning program focuses on stewardship of the environment, literacy, and hunger—topics that have worldwide relevance as well as many opportunities to act within our own neighborhoods. Our students reach out to the local senior center and adopt causes that they choose as well, both in and out of school.
Likewise, our families and friends are committed to the community-mindedness of Sea Crest. Many are volunteers not only within our walls, but in the area's many non-profits— including advocacy and support of the local public schools.
The Sea Crest campus and facilities are available to local groups, and Sea Crest strives to be an asset to the coast. Speakers and classes, open to the public, are held in our learning resource center. Local preschools and seniors are invited to attend our all-school play.
As in any group, as the individuals change and grow, so does the flavor of the community, but the overwhelming feeling at Sea Crest has always been one of cooperative—and collaborative—team spirit.
Deep connections are made here.
half moon bay
With a population of 16,200, Half Moon Bay rests on the Pacific Coast between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastline that California has to offer. It is located approximately 28 miles south of San Francisco and lies within the westernmost portion of San Mateo County, with convenient access to Silicon Valley. Coastal Living Magazine recently named Half Moon Bay one of America's Happiest Seaside Towns.
The historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses. Local beaches and parks can be accessed by pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians. Golf can be enjoyed at two of California's finest courses. The City and Coastside communities, with a combined population of 32,500, are also home to numerous nurseries and farms. The Pumpkin Festival held in October draws hundreds of thousands of people to the coast to enjoy its panoramic vistas, fine cuisine, arts, crafts, and genuine hospitality.
Temperatures are mild and the valleys are rich. Half Moon Bay and the Coastside are proud of their agriculture and floriculture center where roadside stands sell locally grown fruit, artichokes, greens, root vegetables, beans, and herbs. Delicious fresh seafood is available everywhere in restaurants or to take home and prepare yourself.
Residents of this charming community live a lifestyle that many think no longer exists in California. Neighbors care about each other, schools are important and there is a sense of real community.