Seaside Neighborhood School expanding into Alys Beach


Seaside Neighborhood School’s sixth through ninth graders take classes at the original school site, at the corner of Smolian Circle and Quincy Circle. The school plans to expand for grades K-5, with a satellite campus in Alys Beach.

Molly Mosher
Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 03:58 PM.


The Seaside neighborhood is expanding.

Seaside Neighborhood School and Alys Beach developer Jason Comer have partnered to add a Kindergarten through fifth grade school under the SNS name. The campus will be in nearby Alys Beach.

“Jason Comer … came to us to try and get advice,” said Cathy Brubaker, former principal and current director of strategic program development and evaluation for the sixth through ninth grade school.

Comer initially wanted some information about starting an independent school at Alys Beach, but the conversations prompted the two parties to enter a partnership.

“He came in just asking us questions about the school and what makes us successful,” said Brubaker. “It led to him wanting to work with us.”

Brubaker said that rather than starting from scratch, Comer saw the value of pairing with a school that has “a proven record.”

1 2 3

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top

Local Faves