SEA Academy


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SEA Academy

Southeastern Autism Academy

Serving students and families in Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas.

Southeastern Autism Academy (SEA Academy) is a year-round, private day school in Wilmington, NC dedicated to providing quality small group instruction with an emphasis on academic and personal excellence, compassion for all beings, and character education. Located in the Burnt Mill Village on Randall Parkway, we are blessed to have beautiful indoor and outdoor learning spaces which give us the flexibility to learn in quiet, individualized areas and enjoy larger areas for movement and recreation.

Although we utilize North Carolina State Standards as a guide to developing academic skills, each child/teen brings a unique skills set and learning style which inspires us to create materials and lessons that support his or her specific learning needs. All of our students receive compassionate instruction in order to develop academic skills, promote independence, and nurture interests while inspiring fun and successful social interactions.

Elementary School

Kindergarten - Grade 5

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Middle School

Grades 6 - 8

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High School

Grades 9 - 12

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WHY SEA Academy?

When a student enrolls at SEA Academy, it doesn’t take long for exciting new experiences to start! Our staff is united in exploring ways to engage your child/teen in academics, recess, games, field trips, and special events, such as our annual film festival, Fall Festival, and more. We focus on building a positive relationship with your child/teen using his or her unique interests as a start. Together we enjoy many activities which, over time, create willingness and an open mind for learning, friendship, problem solving, flexibility, change, communication, and much more.

As a parent, you’ve probably spent a lot of time trying to decide what the “right” school is for your child/teen. There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting a school, but you’ll know it’s the right place when he or she is excited about learning and feels accepted, successful, and happy. Although no school is perfect, maybe you’ve grown concerned about your child’s/teen’s current school. Here are some questions to help you decide if it is time for a change.

How to find out if your child/teen is thriving or just surviving…
Answering these questions will help you know if it is time to ask for changes that address these issues at your current school or consider alternative school options.

Questions to ask yourself:

Is my child/teen weary and unhappy at the end of most school days?

Is my child/teen stuck in a cycle of underachievement or failure?

Is my child/teen reluctant to go to school?

Is my child/teen getting in trouble for the same thing over and over again?

Is your child/teen stressed out during the school year?


Questions to ask your child’s current teacher:

Is my child/teen engaged and participating in class (not just “being good”)?

Is my child/teen completing work on grade level or at least making progress?

Is my child/teen working independently?

Does my child/teen interact with others during school breaks?

Does my child/teen have friends at school?