As a mother of 4, The quality of the Sanibel School had a major impact on our decision to raise our family on the islands. Our 3 oldest are attending and we are all extremely pleased. As a smaller school in a small community, it doesn’t have all the resources of the large city school we came from – the athletics are minimal in comparison. But now our kids are part of a community where most everyone knows each other, the faculty knows them individually and many of the distractions and concerns of the big school are not present.
What really struck us was the deep community support the school enjoys. Parents are very engaged, but so is the entire community! Sanibel residents and businesses support the school in many ways. One of the most fun, is the annual Seahorse Festival. The community comes out and sponsors a huge silent auction, food, fun and games where the kids play for hours. This event benefits the Sanibel School Fund, which provides enhancements to the school curriculum. The videos below was put together by parents in support of the school.
The first video gives you the history of the first 100 years of the Sanibel School, narrated by Willard Scott (another Sanibel Island resident).
The second video shares information on the academic success of The Sanibel School.