Out-of-Door at a Glance

Out-of-Door is an independent day school in Sarasota, Florida educating students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Historical Highlights

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  • 1924

    The Out-of-Door School is founded by Fanneal Harrison and Catherine Gavin on Siesta Key.
  • 1996

    The Uihlein Campus at Lakewood Ranch opens, expanding Out-of-Door's program to include grades 9-12.
  • 1999

    The first senior class of 12 students graduates. Since 1999, 100% of graduates have been accepted to a 4-year college or university.

Location and Campuses

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  • 5-acre Historic Siesta Key Campus

    Grades Pre-K - 5, Lower School
    Our picturesque, historic campus features recently renovated classroom buildings, art studios, music rooms, technology labs, science labs, an outdoor amphitheater, outdoor and covered play areas, and state-of-the-art age appropriate playground equipment.
  • 85-acre Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch

    Grades 6 - 12, Middle School and Upper School
    Our constantly evolving, modern campus includes a brand new STEM facility and Student Center, custom classroom buildings, art studios, a 590-seat Black Box Theater and several athletic fields, including 10 tennis courts.
  • 100-acre Lower School at Clark Road

    Grades Pre-K - 1, Lower School
    Coming Soon in August 2024, for grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1. 

Student Body and Faculty

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  • 42

    Sports teams offered in grades 6-12

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  • 30+

    Annual arts performances

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  • 9:1

    Student-faculty ratio

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  • 72%

    Teaching faculty with master's degree or higher

Student Life, Athletics and College Counseling

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  • Student Life

    • Welcoming community of students
    • Three beautiful campuses with space for visual and performing arts and indoor and outdoor athletics
    • More than fifty student-run clubs and activities including cultural, arts and media organizations offering opportunities to build relationships and gain leadership experience
    • Expansive Student Center with lounge area, collaborative work spaces, and lakeview seating areas

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  • Athletics

    • Twelve interscholastic team sports, including: baseball, basketball, cheer, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball
    • Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) competition
    • Sunshine State Athletic Conference
    • Winner of 2013 Rozelle Sportsmanship Award

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  • College Counseling

    A natural outcome of our prestigious secondary education is college admission. Out-of-Door’s College Counseling program is designed to ensure successful transition from the secondary school experience to a variety of post-secondary options. Out-of-Door students have a variety of options, including Ivy League universities and highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities around the country and the world. 100% of ODA graduates go on to a four-year institution.

Financial Statistics

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  • >$33 million


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  • >$1 million

    Annual fundraising for operations

Accreditation and Memberships

The Out-of-Door Academy

LOWER SCHOOL |  Historic Siesta Key Campus  |  Pre-K – Grade 5
444 Reid Street, Sarasota, FL 34242  |  941-349-3223  |  Fax: 941-349-8133

LOWER SCHOOL |  Lower School Campus on Clark Road  |  Pre-K – Grade 1
11011 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241   |  COMING SOON

  |  Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch  |  Grades 6 – 8 |  Grades 9 – 12
5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240  |  941-349-3223  |  Fax: 941-907-1251
The Out-of-Door Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, physical ability, religion, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.
The Out-of-Door Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

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