Seacoast Christian School has a long history of God’s faithfulness to people who love Him and want to see their children educated in a school that blends sound, Biblical teaching with solid, traditional academics. Founded in 1984, God placed the desire in the hearts of some teachers and parents to establish a new Christian school in South Berwick, Maine. This new school would be foundationally focused on God, strive for academic excellence, and be based upon a theological doctrine focused on God’s grace. On Wednesday, September 5, 1984, Seacoast Christian School opened, as a ministry sponsored by the South Berwick Free Baptist Church, with 88 students and six full-time staff members.
High school classes were added until SCS had the first graduating class of two students in 1988. The athletic opportunities expanded from recess dodge ball games during the first year to physical education classes, volleyball teams, track teams, undefeated basketball teams, a championship swim team, and a class D state cross-country team. Other extracurricular activities included spelling bees, math meets, high school choral groups, robotics, music, and art classes.
In June 2006, the new board of directors was sworn in, and SCS was reorganized as a new independent, board-run school. Bylaws were drawn up, board candidates were interviewed, and legal counsel assisted in creating a new nonprofit corporation to which the original school would be transferred. On November 8, 2010 Seacoast Christian School became the new owners of a 53,000 square foot facility on 5½ acres in the middle of Downtown South Berwick. Donations and pledges from the school family, as well as a mortgage from the bank, allowed for the purchase of the property. Today after thirty years from its beginning the school is growing, improvements are being made to the facility, and the vision is continuing to be developed. God’s hand has been seen clearly in the lives of students, staff members, families, and the community surrounding Seacoast Christian School.