Mission: As an independent college preparatory school, our mission is to provide an environment in which students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and to build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts and athletics.
Programs: Located in sarasota, florida, the out-of-door academy provides two unique educational environments proven to produce exceptional results: the historic setting of its lower school (grades prek-5) on siesta key, and the collegiate-style uihlein campus at lakewood ranch (grades 6-12). The out-of-door academy has been the educational leader in the greater sarasota community for over 90 years. We continue to set a standard of excellence recognized by the best colleges and universities across the nation. Ranked by the cum laude society in the top 1% of all secondary schools in the nation, we are proud to be known for providing an outstanding education that inspires students to reach their true potential and pursue their dreams.