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    Contact Deb Bell  Deb Bell Teacher
    Contact Justin Burrows  Justin Burrows Teacher
    Contact Heddi Craft  Heddi Craft Teacher
    Contact Sue Finnegan  Sue Finnegan (831) 475-0767 Sys Admin
    Contact Zelda McGrath  Zelda McGrath Teacher
    Contact Mary Sauter  Mary Sauter Principal
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    Contact Joy Wood  Joy Wood Teacher
    Parent Mentors

    We have incredible mentor parents with years of homeschooling experience. They happy to talk to you and answer your questions.  Go to the Parent Resource Page

    What's Happening Next at Ocean Alternative?

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    Family Math Festival

    January 16, 2019 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    As a celebration of our focus of math in this semester's classes, we are hosting a Family Math Festival at Ocean Alternative.
    Our rooms will be full of stations of puzzles, questions, and games meant to challenge and encourage groups to talk math. Some of the Focus Groups will be presenting a math game or puzzle as a culminating project for the semester. We hope you will join our wonderful community and be prepared to have a fun evening!

    Ocean Alternative Theater Program PLEASE SIGN UP!

    For the kids not in Sign of the Seahorse (rehearsals already underway), it's time to let us know who is planning on participating in The Day the Crayons Quit (Squirts) and Stage Combat and Acting Class (Groupers and Urchins).

    The theater page is ready to review for information about our 3 option program.   Please go to the Theater page for all the details and a link to the survey.


    The vote is in and Pfeiffer Big Sur was the most popular choice for our Spring Camping Trip from May 16 to May 19.  Please go to and reserve your camping spot on or after November 16.  We will camp in the Weyland loop (Sites # 79 - 130 -especially 97 to 130).  Sign up in the office and let us know if you will share a site with another family. If you need camping equipment, don't hesitate to ask to borrow from our community.  Camping trips are the best!

    Class Days 

    Please look over the specific class day page for details.  Find out what your Sea Squirt, Urchin or Grouper did during school.

    Parent Volunteers Needed
    • Site Council - contribute ideas for school events - New families encouraged!
    • Offering a class to teach students a skill or passion (any time commitment okay)
    save the date:

    2018/19 School Year

    *January 15, 29 Minecraft  Club

    *January 16 Leadership Club

    *January 16 Family Math Festival, 6:30 - 8:00

    * January 17 Spectra Art-Cartooning, 1:00 - 3:00 for all students not in Advanced Theater 

    *January 17 & 24 Advanced Theater Rehearsal at Broadway Playhouse

    *January 30 Yearbook Club

    *January 29 & 30  Showcase

    *January - Make your reservation for our Spring Camping Trip to Pfeifer Big Sur.

    These events are subject to change. Please, refer to the calendar for up-to-date information.

    Want to learn more about OA?

    We hope this website gives you an idea of how our program works and the activities we offer to homeschooling families. If you are interested in registering your child or visiting our school, please complete the New Student Information Survey.