Seagate is a very good school. My daughters teacher Mrs. Hardwick is very attentive, caring, and her goal as a teacher is to give the children what they need to not only learn and succeed, but to want to learn and enjoy learning. The one thing I have noticed though, is im getting flyers in her bag every week, sometimes every other day, wanting parents to send in money for one thing or another. I think its wonderful to raise money for the school but the things we have purchased, like christmas gifts, were absolutly not worth anything close to what we paid. Other than that, Seagate in my opinion is a great school and want my daughter to only attend Seagate until Middle school. Great Job Seagate.
Sea Gate Elementary School has exceeded my expectations (and I had high expectations partly based on this website!). We have been at Sea Gate for two years and I am very impressed with the quality of the teachers and the involvement of the parents and the community. The best part is that everyone involved is focused on educating children in the best environment possible. The school has a lovely feel to it and my kids are off to a wonderful start with their education. One member of the PTO described Sea Gate as a "giving circle" with respect to the interactions among children, parents, teachers, administrators, the PTO and the community. I agree, it is a touching place and I truly enjoy bringing my kids to school here.
My daughter attended Seagate Elementary School for one year. I was very disappointed. It did not live up to its reputation. Teachers and staff were insensitive to the needs of students and parents. Communication was poor. Certain staff members were disrespectful. If your child has any special needs, you may have a hard time getting those needs met! I did until it was almost too late.
We are more than half way through our 6th year here and we have 6 more with another child and it has been an excellent experience. My child has thrived through a challenging academic program and excellent teachers. There is fantastic parent involvement and the staff has been top notch. We look forward to another great experience with our other child starting Kindergarten in the Fall.
Sea Gate is a warm and nurturing educational environment that pushes every student to reach their potential. With a very involved network of community volunteers it has the resources of a well-funded private school with the inclusiveness and community feel of a public school. Sending my children to Sea Gate is the best part of living in Naples.
After three years in a private school in Naples we decided to make the switch and try out Sea Gate. We were apprehensive at first but my daughter is thriving. The academics are top notch and very comparable to the private school she attended, the teachers are enthusiastic and organized and the student body make up is diverse and is full of great students. We are thrilled that she is happy and we couldn't imagine spending the money again when there is a school like this in Naples.
My wife and me, we were expecting from Sea Gate Elementary something more than an average education program, compared to any other public school in US. Our expectations were exceeded many times. We don t understand why anybody needs a private Scholl next to such a perfectly organized school with over 700 volontiers a year! Just missing another foreign language in the regular program. G.T.
Sea Gate is by far the best school in Collier County. The teachers are totally dedicated, creative and caring. The only area I hope will change is the 'Challenge Program'. Too many parents worrying about getting their child into this program and other children feeling they are not 'smart' if they are not in this program. This is the only state I know of that has this program and it does not work. If you live in Naples, Sea Gate is the best school by far!