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Student Learning

Sea Crest School believes that each student possesses unique strengths and challenges as they navigate their educational journey. We know that it benefits all students to be part of a diverse community where these differences are understood, valued and honored. In our continued effort to create a learning environment that is accessible to students with a range of learning profiles, our approach to student support is multi-tiered. 


Teachers conduct ongoing formative and summative assessments and are the first and primary touch point. Together with the Director of Student Learning, Leslie Richardson,, and additional faculty who know your child well, a student support team will build a data-informed learning plan. This may include observations, screenings, and evaluations by allied professional experts in child development and neurodiversity. 


~Leslie Richardson is our Director of Student Learning. She has been an educator for 18 years in a variety of roles from classroom teacher to learning specialist. Before Sea Crest, she was Director of Teaching and Learning at Phillips Brooks School. Leslie holds a B.A. in English, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and an Educational Therapy Certification.

Sea Crest began our partnership with Spark Whole Student Learning in September of 2020 and it has proven to be an excellent resource providing small group, individual structured literacy instruction, executive functioning workshops and curriculum-specific tutoring for Sea Crest students. Spark’s expert tutoring staff will continue offering online support of students they have been working with and will also be available for new referrals as we determine student needs going forward this year. 


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~Lauren Papadin and Elizabeth Wade, along with all the Spark specialists, pursue their commitment to each student’s learning journey with passion, patience, and positivity. With a combined 45 years of experience — in classrooms, therapeutic settings, and individual learning environments from students' desks at home to school studios to the corner cafe — Lauren and Elizabeth value learners and strive to engage each one fully in her or his path. 

Learning Specialist Services providing targeted tutoring for individual students with local, highly-trained specialists will be scheduled on campus during the school day.

Consulting partnerships with Occupational Therapists, Counselors, and Speech-Language Pathologists will work with students on campus, online or at their nearby offices.