We operate two campuses; our original, flagship campus on Sanibel and our Captiva campus, located on the South Seas Island Resort. We offer day classes in bothe campuses. To see the class schedules for these campuses, please follow this link.
We typically enroll 24 students a day. During busy times, we can add additional resources to teach a maximum of 30 students per day - but this is rare. Students are divided into groups rarely larger than 10 per adult leader; each group is supervised by a lead educator. Interns and volunteers assist educators in the classroom and in the field. Students range in age from 6 to 13 years. (For interested teens older than 13 years of age, please look at the adult program.)
Our morning classes are from 9:00 -12:00; the afternoon classes are from 1:00 to 4:00. Between the morning and afternoon sessions, we cool down (or warm up depending on the weather) and enjoy lunch.
So please come and enjoy the best part of your vacation and perhaps the best day of school you ever had.
Each day we offer two subjects of study. The first is covered in the morning, and following a lunch break, a second subject is presented in the afternoon. At the end of each class, each student receives a certificate of mastery that outlines what we did.
We welcome parents to come along and shadow their children. However, we must request that they limit their active participation in the academic program. In addition, we do not have the logistic capabilities to transport non-students. Shadowing parents must provide for their own transportation and parking to any and all remote locations we visit during the program.
Day-long Lunch not Included $90
Kids - Half Day $55
Day-long, No Lunch $250 / Week
Holiday Camp $250/Week
* All camps require an additional one-time $50 registration fee*
School Groups (With Lunch) $50/pupil
School Groups (No Lunch) $40/pupi
Minimum of 5 pupils/group
For > 2 units, a curriculum development fee of $100 per unit will be charged
We are happy to provide science-based education for homeschool families and co-ops. Please call the school to begin the process of arranging curriculum,
dates, prices, etc.
Adult – Half Day Program $55
Adult – Full Day Program $90
Group Sessions and Family Reunions are available at $20 per person per hour with a 5 person, 2-hour minimum.
Birthday Parties – You supply the cake and decorations. The fee is $30 per person for two hours with a 5 person minimum. For children 7 years old and over, the maximum is 15. For children under 7, the maximum is 8 participants.
In conjunction with our day programs, clients may purchase a healthy, but very basic bag lunch through the school. Children with special dietary needs should provide additional or alternative sustenance during the program. Fruit juices and water are provided with the deli lunches.
If the cost of the program is preventing you from enrolling your child or your group, please call us. We are happy to work with you to ensure ocean education for all.