An Arts and Music Charter School on the Seacoast that had faced closure is now likely to stay open.
The Seacoast Charter School has been trying to raise money to stay open since it learned its current lease from Sanborn Regional School District in Kingston wouldn’t be renewed. The school needed to raise $125,000 by the end of May to lease a new space in Stratham.
Seacoast Charter School Principal Peter Durso says the school met that goal through the efforts of teachers, parents, and some deep pocketed youngsters.
“We even had a second grader bring in $500 that she got for her birthday,” he says. All she wanted was for the school to remain open.”
Seacoast Charter School teaches an arts-heavy curriculum to 248 students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. It employs 26 faculty and staff, and is in its 11th year.
Durso says moving to the new location in Stratham will require three times the school’s current operating budget.
Durso says – so long as enrollment stays up, doors should be open in September.