The mission of the academy is to provide young children in need with a safe environment, a strong education, and important core values, enabling them to become future leaders in their communities and beyond. All graduates of the academy will be on a natural track to some of the best high schools and four year colleges in the US.
Christina Seix Academy (the “academy”) opened in September 2012 as an independent, year-round, PreK to 8 elementary school, primarily serving children facing acute economic challenges. Students living with a single grandparent* or caregiver beset by economic, health or social challenges are given priority admissions status. The urgent needs of these students will be addressed by enlightened teachers, health and nutrition specialists, experts, seasoned house-parents, skilled coaches, etc. The school program includes half days on Saturdays, and runs all year long.
The academy has an Extended Day program and transitions to an optional Boarding program in the 4th grade. The school’s buses pick up Extended Day Students at their homes in the morning and bring them back at the end of the day. For Boarding students, experienced House Parents will staff the school’s Cottages on a year-round basis. The school program runs all year long.
Class sizes are kept small (approximately 20 students per grade) and only those children who can benefit from this program will be admitted to the school. Tuition will be negligible and based on ability to pay. The school expects to secure financial aid packages for all graduates to attend high school and college.