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Sea Change Preparatory offers individualized academics, top physical education program and more

Sea Change Preparatory offers individualized academics, top physical education program and more

The story of how Sea Change Preparatory landed in Del Mar shouldn’t have been possible.

It was mid-August, and the Arch Academy’s lease in Kearney Mesa — the small private school’s home for 12 years — had lapsed. Two months of desperate searching by a trio of real estate agents had turned up no leads for the school’s two dozen students. With less than two weeks before the start of the school year, Cheryl Allcock was forced to contemplate dissolving the institution she grew from an afterschool program 20 years ago.

Then, “in what can only be described as a miracle,” said her husband John, their marketing director’s mother found a space few others would think school-worthy — a...

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