Academic Services & Counseling

The primary role of The Out-of-Door Academy Department of Academic Services and Counseling is to support and nurture all students to meet their highest personal and academic potential.
Our Academic Services and Counseling department utilizes a system-wide approach to meet the unique academic and personal needs of every student. This approach includes group discussions as well as one-to-one meetings with students, faculty, and parents. The team designs developmentally appropriate programming aimed at enhancing school culture, which is presented to students regularly through advisory and wellness sessions. Timely societal topics are approached with consideration for the social and emotional maturity of students in each grade level. The department is available to advocate for and support all students on both campuses. See our Wellness page  for additional information on how we support the social and emotional needs of students.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Melinda Lloyd

    Ms. Melinda Lloyd 

    Director of Upper School Academic Services and Counseling
  • Photo of Ethan Weiss

    Mr. Ethan Weiss 

    Director of Middle School Academic Services and Counseling/MS English

Location, Hours and Contact Information

For parents and caregivers who wish to meet with our Academic Services and Counseling Support team, please call or email to schedule an appointment. Students looking to connect with school counselors are encouraged to contact them directly, either in person or via email.

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

  |  Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch  |  Grades 6 – 8 |  Grades 9 – 12
5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240  |  941-349-3224  |  Fax: 941-907-1251
The Out-of-Door Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, gender, or national origin. The Out-of-Door Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

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