Educational Philosophy

At ODA, our superior academics are defined by unique programs that cultivate the development of the whole child. Across all three divisions, we provide learning opportunities that transcend the walls of the traditional classroom to better prepare our students to live, learn, lead, and succeed in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Our rigorous program is led by caring professionals who are experts in their fields. Classes feature individualized instruction, project-based collaboration, and a constantly evolving curriculum. ODA's focus on student-centered learning empowers students to be lifelong learners. Our well-balanced blend of academics, athletics, and the arts allows students to pursue their passion while gaining fundamental life skills.

What Makes ODA Different?

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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