Ocean Institute Seaside Academy
Experience is the Teacher


Let us bridge the gap this coming school year with our Seaside Academy! Ocean Institute will offer full-day, academic support to families this fall. We will help students complete their schoolwork and offer experience and activities that will enhance your child’s education with the engaging and inspiring resources that we have offered our community for over 40 years.

Sample Schedule: 

7:15am – 8:00am – Check-in /reading /journaling/ free time

8:00am – 8:30am – Welcome!

8:30am – 12:00pm – School work

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch & Team building

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Ocean Institute Programming

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Check-out/ reading/ journaling/free time



Monday – Friday from September – November 

September Session: September 8 – October 2

October Session: October 5 – October 30 

November Session: November 2 – December 4 
(Not in session November 23-Nov 27 for Thanksgiving week)


7:45 am – 5:00 pm

Check in begins at 7:15 am 


1 Month
$1000  for 1 student K-12 
$900 (Ocean Institute Member Price)

2 Months
$2000 for 1 student K-12 
$1800 (Ocean Institute Member Price)

3 Months
$2700 for 1 student K-12
$2400 (Ocean Institute member Price)


Upon checkout, please select how many months you would like to purchase and the date of first month that you are joining.  

(i.e. If you would like to join the academy for both September and October, please select the “2 months” option and then select September 8 as your start date on the calendar).  

Covid Policies 

Staff and participants must wear face masks. Ocean Institute has increased the frequency of sanitation on public surfaces – door handles, restrooms, etc. Restrooms are available on-site at the Ocean Institute prior to the cruise and upon request on the vessel. These areas will be disinfected before, during, and after use. There will be access to hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations. 

The heath and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers is and always has been of utmost importance to the Ocean Institute. We are constantly assessing the status of the State and the Orange County’s public health guidelines and making decisions related to the most up to date information from the center for disease control and OC Department of Health. 

Cancellation & Pricing Policies: 

Once purchased, there are no refunds 
OI Member codes must be applied at check out
Group rates will not apply at this time 
A processing fee is included in all reservation

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the Ocean Institute at guestservices@oceaninstitute.org or call (949) 496-2274.


Is lunch provided?

No, each student is responsible for bringing a lunch, snacks and water each day. We have water bottle refill stations 

How many students will be in each room?

10 students each room.

Can they we grouped with friends?

We will try our best, but we cannot guarantee. We are trying to place students in same grades, districts, schools and classes together. 

What if my students is PM class not AM?

Students will be in rooms with like schedules so we can modify the day. 

Do students have to stay all day?

No, you can drop off and pick up your kids according to your schedule. Please note, the price will not change for a shortened schedule.

Do they have a desk?

Yes, students will each have a designated work station to complete their school work. 

What does my student need to bring? 



Face mask

School work for the day or week

Lunch, Snacks, Water

Full list will be sent prior to start date

How many groups will be on campus at a time?

7 (With 10 students per group)

How does Ocean Institute know what is due in my students school work?

We will have a weekly calendar that can be filled out for each student.

What are you doing with recognized school holidays?

We will be closed in alignment with school holidays. *full list will be sent prior to start date.