• Celebrating 25 Years of The Seaside Way

    Founded in 1996, The Seaside School, Inc. was one of the first and is now one of the oldest surviving public charter schools in the state of Florida. For the past 25 years, our ambitious staff, involved parents and supportive community have led the Seaside Schools, comprised of the Seaside Neighborhood School and Seacoast Collegiate High School, to be consistently recognized as leaders at both state and national achievement levels.

    Our continued growth and success of The Seaside Way reaffirms what our charter pioneers understood a quarter-century ago. Led by continual support, exploration, accountability, scholarship, independence, dreams and effort, students cultivate their diversity and begin to understand ways that they can make unique contributions to society.

    Admitted through a public lottery system and pursuant to the current policy of the Walton County School District, fifth through eighth grade students at the Seaside Neighborhood School explore a developmentally responsive education. The curriculum connects learning to the students’ community and their daily lives, enabling them to discover individual abilities, interests and learning styles. 

    Currently located on the campus of Northwest Florida State College, Seacoast Collegiate High School serves ninth through twelfth grades and offers students the ability to graduate high school with an Associate’s Degree.

    The Seaside Schools, funded by the state of Florida with supplement by the Seaside School Foundation, uphold a standard of excellence, where an emphasis on academic achievement is complemented by a concern for each learner’s personal growth and intellectual, aesthetic and psychological development.

    The 2020-2021 school year marks the Silver Anniversary milestone for the Seaside Schools, and we look forward to proudly sharing our ambition, mission and success with our community for many years to come!

    What is The Seaside Way?

    The answer to that question is multifaceted, but in large part is due to the qualities and values ingrained in each student from his or her first day on campus. It has become known as The Seaside Way! The Seaside Way guides our students everyday to build individual character and create an enriched learning environment in which they may achieve their goals and be the best they can be. The Seaside Way was not created in a day and is not simply words on paper. It was developed over 20 years and is continually practiced and reinforced. What makes Seaside School so special?

    • Support: I support my peers, my school, and my community.
    • Exploration: I explore possibilities and opportunities.
    • Accountability: I hold myself and others accountable.
    • Scholarship: I prioritize scholarship by being devoted to academic pursuits.
    • Independence: I exercise my independence by being trustworthy and brave.
    • Dreams: I pursue my dreams.
    • Effort: I put forth the effort to be the best I can be.