Our School

Mission Statement

In partnership with families and our unique, historical community, the mission of Seatack Elementary An Achievable Dream Academy is to empower every student to achieve excellence through an individualized, social, academic, and moral education immersed in a learning environment which embraces diversity and cultivates respect and high expectations.

Our History

There were no schools for African American children in the early 1900s. The African American residents of the Seatack community took the initiative to provide some formal educational opportunities for their children. Mount Olive Baptist Church donated two rooms from a building previously utilized as a general store. Mr. Enoch Morgan and his brother, Americus, provided transportation for the students during inclement weather. Several years later, the school was moved to a three-room building along South Birdneck Road due to growing enrollment. This facility, formally known as the Seatack Community Center, housed grades one through seven.

In 1952 a school was constructed on the Morgan's property. The property was purchased by funds raised by African-American parents, community leaders, and school board funds. During the next 15 years, student enrollment doubled, faculty increased from 13 to 40, and three permanent additions were added to the main building. In 1968, a gymnasium was constructed.

Seatack Elementary School was the last of all African American schools to be completely integrated in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools system. It was integrated during the 1971-1972 academic year. Integration was achieved through busing and rezoning of students.

A new Seatack Elementary was built in 1999-2000 and is now located at 912 Birdneck Road, directly across from the Fire Station.

In 2000, Seatack became the first elementary school in VBCPS to start Year-Round schooling.

In July 2014 Seatack became Seatack An Achievable Dream Academy.