Elementary School That Is Anything but Elementary
Seashore Elementary School is designed for families who want a smaller class size and more challenging curriculum than their town offers. With an advanced course of study that focuses on academics, athletics and the arts, STEM program, extensive technology department, field trips that enhance education, 10-to-one student teacher ratio and individual attention, Seashore offers everything you would expect from a private school except the high price tag.
We Make Sure Each Child Is Keeping Up With The Pace
At this level, classroom instructors teach fundamental academic skills such as reading, language arts, math and social studies, while specialists offer hands on experiments in science lab, Spanish, technology, art, music, swimming and physical education. Academic excellence is a priority and each child is watched closely to ensure he or she not only fully understands the subject matter, but can see how it applies to the world around them. Those ready for more are placed at the next grade level for reading and math.
No PARCCING Problem
Unlike districts where children as young as third grade are taught to the PARCC at the expense of other key parts of the curriculum, Seashore students participate in an extremely well-rounded schedule that ensures they do well on standardized exams, because they thoroughly comprehend what they have been taught and why.
The Emphasis Is On Developing Critical Thinking, Technology & Communication Skills
Boys and girls do much more than memorize facts and times tables. From a very young age, they learn by doing and are encouraged to think, to question and to apply their knowledge. By supplementing classroom instruction with hands-on experiments in our science lab, we give students a chance to see how the applications they are learning really work and gain a better understanding of the weather, magnets, minerals and motion. And, by planting and harvesting their Edible Schoolyard, they find out about ecosystems, how nature sustains life and that real food comes from the ground not a vending machine.
Students Master Advanced Computer Skills
In addition, students acquire word processing, research and Internet safety skills. They also are introduced to graphics programs that help with presentations across disciplines in elementary school, intermediate school and beyond. To encourage them to use technology, there is a 16-unit computer lab, Promethean ActivBoards in every classroom and computer assisted math and science labs.
Seashore Student Views, Jr.
What’s more, Seashore is the only elementary school that offers third and fourth graders an Intro To Journalism Class and chance to report the news for Seashore Student Views, Jr. They learn how to cover events, write articles, headlines and captions, take photographs; do roving reporter polls and participate in the lay out of the newspaper which is submitted to Columbia University’s Scholastic Press Association for a Medallist Critique.
Performing Arts Program “On Broadway”
As part of the curriculum, first through fourth graders master the singing, dance and acting skills needed to take center stage in productions including The Little Mermaid, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Jungle Book, Aristocats, 101 Dalmations and more. They also can try out for Seashore Players, an after school company that presents large-scale professionally produced shows including Beauty and The Beast, Seussical, Annie, Willie Wonka, Once Upon A Mattress, Into The Woods, Wizard Of Oz, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Elf and Peter Pan.
Fourth Graders Can Play Team Sports
Seashore starts team sports earlier than most schools. Beginning in fourth grade, students can compete on our JV soccer, basketball and track teams, where they improve techniques, gain experience, learn from older children, get playing time, enjoy the camaraderie and develop the skills needed to assume starting spots once they reach intermediate school.
We Also Develop Positive Study Habits Needed To Succeed In Intermediate School
Along with providing a solid educational foundation, we help students form study habits, which will benefit them in later years. We teach them where to look for information, how to use it and how to communicate their findings effectively. As they advance through the program, they also learn how to organize their time and break projects into manageable tasks, so they will be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead in grades five through eight.
To observe a class in session, schedule a tour or learn more about Seashore – the most progressive private elementary school in Monmouth County – please call 732.222.6464 or CLICK HERE.