Seacoast Learning Collaborative

31A West Main Street
Newton NH 03858
Kathleen Harris, M.A. LCMHC Co-Director
Patrice Chandler, M.S. Co-Director
Phone: 603.679.2021
Fax: 603.948.1027

Population Served:

Students with educational disabilities including: EBD, Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disabilities, Other Health Impairments, TBI, Multiple Disabilities, Speech and Language, as well as students with mental health diagnoses.

School Profile:



Approved grades:


Number of days open: 

180 school days and summer programming • Skills: 8 weeks, M-F, 4 hours a day • Elem/MS/HS: 6 weeks, M-R, 4 hours a day




High School (Seacoast Academy) diploma granting school, 38 students; ages 14-21, grades 9-12; Middle School: 14 students; ages 10-14, grades 5-8; Elementary: 8 students, ages 6-12, grades 1-5; Skills: 12 students; ages 6-21, grades 1-12+

Location and Facilities:

31A West Main Street Newton NH 03858

Admissions Procedures:

School District initiates referral and submits referral; tour/interview with parent/guardian, district and student; student visit; placement meeting.

Programs and Services:

Certified Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Social Workers and Certified School Guidance Counselors; Certified Special Educators; Art. Music and dance/movement therapy; project adventure certified facilitators; Social Skills training (Center for Exceptional Children’s Life Centered Education Curriculum); Life Skills training; individualized academic programs; transition planning; occupational therapy including yoga and mindfulness activities; speech and language services; Odysseyware (online educational program; used in conjunction with our own curriculum); vocational training; community based social skills training opportunities; extended learning opportunities.

Additional Information:

ABLE: Adventure Based Learning Experiences: Students participate in “challenge by choice” team building activities addressing communication, problem solving and social skills, including a low/ high ropes course.

Half and full day workshops available upon request: Contact Geroge Snow at 603-679-2021, ext 32

Additional contact: Sara Brown, M. Psy, Program Director, Skills

History and Philosophy:

Established in 1987 as a non-profit educational collaborative. Our philosophy is built upon the establishment of therapeutic relationships. We approach each student/family with unconditional positive regard. We see the challenges of the day as teachable moments.