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Educational programs as SCS

Our Mission

Seacoast Community School has been a leader in nurturing care and educational programs for all children in the area since our founding in 1967. Our mission is: To provide nurturing care and exceptional education for all children of the Seacoast.

As a longstanding advocate for the importance of early education, we are passionate about ensuring that all children in our community have access to the highest quality child care. Our commitment to excellence is no secret: We are the third largest licensed early learning center in New Hampshire, with over 260 children enrolled in our diverse educational and enrichment programs. These standards are reflected in the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation of our Early Childhood Full Day Program, as well as the Licensed Plus certification of our Before and After School Program.

Our dedicated staff provide an unparalleled continuum of care for children from eight weeks to 12 years old, and often go over and above their job description to offer support for families.

Our Early Childhood Education program and main offices are based at the Community Campus, a development located on 90 acres of natural land. Students at our Community Campus location have access to two outdoor playgrounds, outdoor classrooms, raised garden beds, and beautiful walking and fitness trails. During inclement weather students have access to a soft indoor gym, where they can play with balls, tumble on mats, or take a ride on a scooter or tricycle. Delicious and nutritious meals are cooked on-site and adhere to USDA guidelines.

Our Before and After School programs are housed in the local elementary schools throughout Portsmouth, as well as in Greenland’s Central School.

Quick facts

  • Seacoast Community School is a non-profit organization.
  • Programming is available for all children ages eight weeks to 12 years.
  • We accept State tuition assistance, and offer scholarships for families in need.
  • Full time and part time programs available.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks included in full day programs. Menus posted in each room monthly.


Non Discrimination Policy


SCS maintains a policy of non-discrimination in its practices of admissions, employment and programming with regard to: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, ethnicity. It is our practice to incorporate through our programming all races, traditions, cultures, ethnicities, languages, and family structures that reflect our enrolled families.