Award Year: 2016

Sea Road School

29 Sea Road
Kennebunk, ME, 04043-7214

(207) 985-1105

Dr. Stephen Dennis Marquis, Principal at time of Nomination

Maine Regional School Unit 21

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Sea Road School's mission is to develop students with the knowledge and character to be adaptive, productive, global citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 6%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
During a community math festival, students apply concepts learned in the classroom.

During a community math festival, students apply concepts learned in the classroom.

Sea Road School is a suburban public elementary school located in the seaside community of Kennebunk, Maine. Built in 1990 the school serves about 240 fourth and fifth grade students in Regional School Unit 21. Our long record of excellence fosters curiosity, responsibility, and compassion wherein strengths are celebrated and individual affinities are nurtured.

Sea Road is a place where staff and students find success, focusing on personal goals while also functioning as an important member of a larger school community. We set ourselves apart by motivating each other professionally and working to move students forward, all while enjoying the moments that make learning and living fun. At Sea Road we feel that there is always a solution, and we encourage staff and students alike to seek better ways to achieve personal and academic goals. Students leave with a significant memory of a time they performed at their highest level. Lasting memories coupled with high standards for learning and leading allow our school to stand out as a place where each student is responsible for learning about themselves and others, curious about the world around them, and invested in working hard.

These efforts have led Sea Road students to consistently rank among the highest on key metrics of academic success in Maine. As with all exemplary learning organizations, we are more than the sum of our parts. This sentiment rings true as we consider the partnership that has been forged among students, caregivers, and school staff at Sea Road School.