Schools & Libraries


The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District serves over 9,200 students from pre-kindergarten through high school. The district covers 25,600 square miles – larger than the entire state of West Virginia! Within Seward, the Borough operates 3 schools: elementary, middle (7-8th grade), and high school.

Higher Education

Seward is the primary base for the Alaska Vocational Technical College – offering applied technologies, building trades, information technologies, the U.S. Coast Guard-approved Alaska Maritime Training Center, and home of the Alaska Culinary Academy.

University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Seward Marine Center 

Is a major marine experimental facility – the northern-most university marine station in the U.S. The facility provides access to salt water laboratories and the coastal environment, supporting research vessel operations and shore-based fishery and marine science research. The Center partners with the Alaska SeaLife Center and the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery to position Seward as a research base for marine research and arctic studies.


Seward is in the process of building a new Library-Museum complex to serve the community. The Seward Library offers youth programs, computer access, and community resources, in addition to a showing of the Waves Over Seward earthquake movie daily during the summer months.