Seagull Academy

Seagull Academy for Independent Living, or SAIL, is a charter school serving the unique needs of students with significant intellectual disabilities that include significant learning challenges. Established in 2002, SAIL offers an educational program that blends traditional academics with practical life and vocational skills. Our ultimate goal is for all of our students to realize their life’s full potential.
SAIL is a charter school for middle and high school students operated under contract with the Palm Beach County school system and a division of Seagull Services, a non-profit organization serving the greater Palm Beach area since 1979. 
At SAIL, we are committed to providing a comprehensive, individualized education program for each of our students, utilizing a holistic approach to advancement in academic as well as life skills, social skills, and job skills. Our curriculum incorporates the basics of traditional academics into a broad-based program of practical skills. Each classroom at SAIL employs innovative teaching methods that allow students to learn through hands-on, manipulative activities.  The maximum ratio in each classroom is 1 staff member for every 7 students to allow for the individualized learning environment that makes the Seagull difference.
SAIL students have access to:
Vocational Training
Job Coaching
Training in independent living skills, self-determination, and social/personal skills
Music and Art therapy
Family Support Services 
Behavioral Therapy Services
Speech Therapy
Point/Token System
Positive Reinforcement
Field trips
Extra-curricular activities
Each student seeking admission to SAIL is evaluated for eligibility based on specific criteria.
SAIL is located at 6250 N. Military Trail, Riviera Beach, FL 33407.
For more information or to discuss admissions, please call  561-540-8110, ext. 0.


In Loving Memory of Barbara Nurenberg

It is with deep sorrow that we share that Seagull Services’ President and CEO, Barbara Nurenberg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, after a brief illness. 

Ms. Nurenberg served as President and CEO of Seagull Services since November, 2013, and made many significant contributions to the agency during that time. 


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