We are The Christina Seix Academy
The Third Grade students at Christina Seix Academy are excited to share their artwork in this display, “We are The Christina Seix Academy.” Our school brings together a diverse family of students and staff, representing many cultures from around the world. Our goal is to highlight the skills they have learned while also allowing them to show their own “colorful” personalities and individual styles. They worked in multiple mediums (still life, etchings, sculpture, mosaics) and used a range of tools to create artworks that they are proud to display for you.
We are The Christina Seix Academy exhibit will be on display Saturday, June 17 to Friday, August 18 in the Erdman Center. There will be opening reception celebrating their work on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Includes artists’ talk. All are welcome.
About the Christina Seix Academy
Following the construction of a 70-acre campus, Christina Seix Academy (CSA) opened in 2012 as a Pre-K-8 private boarding school serving children from single-parent homes from Trenton and surrounding areas. The Academy currently serves 150+ students in grades Pre-K- through fourth grade in an extended day (8-5pm) year-around (226 instructional days) instructional program. At full capacity in 2021, CSA will serve close to 250 students. The Academy employs a dual generation strategy in support of families, giving parents access to an on-campus Adult Center focused on helping parents with educational, advocacy, and employment related goals, as well as a Health and Wellness Center which helps families with a range of medical, nutritional, and exercise-related interest. The Academy’s fourth through eighth grade boarding program allows students the opportunity to enjoy a range of extended artistic, athletic, and academic enrichment programs.
CSA was founded by Christina Seix, who began her career in 1973, with an entry-level position at a New York City insurance company. Over time, Christina developed a highly successful career. By the age of 36, she became Chairman and CEO of Mackay-Shields, an established New York City investment management firm. At 41, she founded her own company in New Jersey, Seix Investment Advisors. The firm grew to become one of the leading investment managers in the financial industry. In 2004, she sold it to SunTrust Banks in Atlanta. The proceeds from the sale enabled the realization of Christina’s life-long dream – – the founding of Christina Seix Academy, an independent school for students from the greater Trenton community. The founding head of school is Rob Connor, PhD.
For more information about the Academy, visit christinaseixacademy.org.
Extra special thanks to Cari Welsh, Kerry Herbert, Edwin Van Bellen of Christina Seix Academy and to Paul Smith at The Framesmith Gallery in Princeton.