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The language of instruction is English
Education is not preparation for life Education is life itself
John Dewey

Hey there! I'm Tolya Fedchenko, and I truly believe that a great education is all about embracing these core values:

  • Respect and Care
  • Safety First
  • No to Violence, No to Manipulation
  • Play and Stay Active
  • Unleash Creativity and Freedom
  • Cooperation and Responsibility

My conviction is founded on my professional experience in esteemed educational institutions worldwide, such as Letovo School, which attained the prestigious title of being the world's number one based on the 2022 IB final exam results. Additionally, I have consistently pursued ongoing training and development in the most effective methodologies, drawing inspiration from esteemed institutions like Cambridge University, SISU Schools from Finland, and the teachings of Dima Zitzer.

This is my family
My son, Lev, is a vibrant 5-year-old. When we relocated to Montenegro, my priority was to find a school where he would thrive and enjoy learning. I envisioned a place filled with creativity and sports, where he could freely explore, make mistakes, and grow. It was crucial for me that Lev's education would be conducted in English, utilizing the most effective global educational approaches. After careful consideration of available options, I arrived at an exciting decision — to establish Seaside Academy — a school that embodies these ideals and fulfills my vision for Lev's educational journey.

Join us at Seaside Academy and be a part of our vibrant community, where every child's growth and happiness matter. Together, let's shape a bright future for our little ones!
Academics
We adhere to the Cambridge Primary program's standards and are currently working towards securing the necessary accreditation from Cambridge
  • Child-centred, play-based programme
    In the Early Years program, children are encouraged to engage in ample free play, while also following a structured daily routine. They learn valuable skills such as transitioning between activities and developing the ability to focus their attention.
  • High-quality international education
    By adopting this approach, we aim to facilitate children's development of essential knowledge, understanding, and skills that will serve as a strong foundation for their future education. Whether they choose to continue their studies within our school or transfer to another international educational institution, we strive to equip them with the necessary tools for success in their academic journey.
  • English and Russian languages
    The program is designed to provide support for students at any level of English proficiency when they begin their learning journey. Additionally, if students' native language is not English, we adopt a bilingual approach to ensure effective communication and comprehension throughout their education.
  • Lifelong learning
    At Seaside Academy, we firmly believe in the uniqueness of every individual. Our aim is to foster a sense of curiosity, positive self-esteem, and a genuine interest in exploration and research. We instill a love for learning, emphasizing that it is an exciting lifelong journey that extends beyond the confines of school walls.
The elementary school offers a captivating educational voyage designed for youngsters aged 5 to 11, establishing a strong educational base as they embark on their academic journey
The school operates from 9 am to 6 pm, providing a comprehensive learning and play environment for children. In the morning, children engage in both play and structured learning activities under the guidance of one teacher. In the afternoon, a second teacher takes over, shifting the focus towards free play, outdoor walks, and fostering creativity. Furthermore, our school collaborates with accomplished professionals in various fields, including sports, creativity, and other activities, who conduct specialized classes for the children.
At Seaside Academy, we place great importance on providing children with opportunities to interact with various adults. We understand that each child has unique preferences, and it is crucial for them to find the right adult with whom they feel comfortable. To ensure this, each group of children is supported by two dedicated primary teachers, as well as several subject teachers. We firmly believe that the happiness of children is rooted in the well-being of their teachers. Therefore, our teachers are afforded ample time and opportunities for reflection and relaxation, creating a positive and nurturing environment for everyone involved.
Here is an outline of our daily schedule at Seaside Academy
Children at Seaside Academy regularly go on hikes to explore and connect with the world around them
8:50 – 9:00
8:50 – 9:00
Meeting of students
9:00 – 9:30
9:00 – 9:30
Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00
9:30 – 10:00
Discussion of the plan for the day and the distribution of responsibilities
10:00 – 10:30
10:00 – 10:30
Classes
Period 1
10:30 – 11:30
10:30 – 11:30
Outdoor games
11:30 – 11:50
11:30 – 11:50
Snack
11:50 – 12:20
11:50 – 12:20
Classes
Period 2
12:20 – 12:40
12:20 – 12:40
Break, time for games
12:40 – 13:10
12:40 – 13:10
Classes
Period 3
13:10 – 13:50
13:10 – 13:50
Lunch
13:50 – 14:10
13:50 – 14:10
Social-emotional learning
14:10 – 15:30
14:10 – 15:30
Rest time
15:30 – 17:00 
15:30 – 17:00 
Сlubs and outdoor games
17:00 – 17:20
17:00 – 17:20
Afternoon snack
17:20 – 17:50
17:20 – 17:50
Reflection time
17:50 – 18:00
17:50 – 18:00
Departure of students
Community
In Montenegro, there has been a recent influx of families settling in the area. At Seaside Academy, we view the school as more than just a community for children; it is also a community for adults. We recognize the importance of building social connections, especially for those who may be adjusting to a new country. Our school provides a platform for families to establish new relationships and forge meaningful connections within a supportive and inclusive environment.
To enroll in Seaside Academy, please follow these steps
  • 1
    Finding alignment in values
    We place great importance on ensuring alignment between the values of families and the school. To facilitate this, we organize a parent orientation meeting where we discuss and explore shared values. This meeting provides an opportunity for parents to ask questions, address any concerns, and establish a strong partnership between the school and families based on mutual understanding and shared values.
  • 2
    Getting to know a child
    During this stage, our focus is on assessing the emotional, intellectual, and social readiness of the child. Our aim is not to evaluate their ability to read, write, count, or test their knowledge of a foreign language. Instead, we prioritize understanding their overall development, including their emotional well-being, cognitive abilities, and social skills. By emphasizing these aspects, we can create a supportive and inclusive learning environment that promotes the holistic growth of each child.
  • 3
    To complete the enrollment process at Seaside Academy
    The final steps involve signing a contract and submitting tuition payment. Once the enrollment application is accepted, you will be provided with a contract that outlines the terms and conditions of enrollment.
Tuition fees
We view the investment in your child's education as an investment in their future, recognizing the weight of our responsibility in this journey. By choosing to invest in education, you are not only providing your child with academic opportunities but also a nurturing community where they are supported and encouraged to embrace their individuality. Our primary goal is to cultivate an inclusive environment where each student can flourish and realize their full potential, growing in accordance with their unique abilities.
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  • Our contacts
    Phone number: +382 69 416 942
    E-mail: seasideacademy.me@gmail.com
  • Our address
    Tivat
    We are actively looking for a cozy house and as soon as we find it, we will tell you right away