“Sea Crest students are delightful for their sweetness, curiosity, compassion, creativity, and sense of joy.”
–CAIS Visiting Team
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Sea Crest School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In order to retain full membership in CAIS and WASC, Sea Crest undergoes a lengthy peer review process that enables us to define goals and objectives based on our mission.
Our most recent report from the accreditation committee was overwhelmingly positive. After a four-day visit in which the CAIS/WASC committee met with pupils, faculty, staff and trustees, they summarized Sea Crest’s strengths in key areas. We anticipate receiving the final term results from CAIS by the end of June and WASC has informed us that we have received the highest term, seven years. Please read below for excerpts from their report.
“Sea Crest is a warm and welcoming community that strives to include all members — faculty, administration, board members, parents, and students.”
“The school’s Parent Association supports this warm and engaging environment, and the active involvement of parents in the daily life of the School strengthens the overall sense of community. Sea Crest also strives to incorporate alumni, grandparents, and local community members into the life of the school.”
“Sea Crest’s clearly defined mission statement sets the tone for student learning. Sea Crest’s faculty and program encourage students to apply their innate curiosity and imagination as they learn actively, think critically, and solve problems creatively.”
“The school has made funding available to faculty for professional development, innovative curricular projects, and pursuit of advanced degrees.”
“Collaborative and creative problem solving among the administrative team models the mission for the learning community. Administrators are living the mission in their own work, both individually and as a team.”
“The Head of School has navigated the School through a time of transition, maintaining a focus on the School’s mission and its student-centered approach.”
“The Board of Trustees has effectively managed facility allocation and has capitalized on its limited space to provide a learning environment that aligns with the school’s innovative educational goal.”
The accreditation process engaged our community in clarifying Sea Crest’s purpose and plans for the future. We will utilize the accreditation report, our community surveys and feedback from Teas with Tekakwitha to formulate our new Strategic Plan.
Thank you to the dedicated faculty, staff, trustees, parents and alumni who contributed to this process. Together, we are committed to providing the best in innovative education.
Dr. Tekakwitha M. Pernambuco-Wise
Head of School