Lower School

The Lower School’s superior academics are enhanced by unique programs that promote crucial growth and development of our youngest students. Our academically and intellectually rigorous curriculum emphasizes the mastery of essential skills through collaborative inquiry and customized learning environments.
The core curriculum of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies is enhanced with the seven Specials that provide innovative approaches to problem-solving through age-appropriate instruction. 
ODA’s culture of innovation is balanced with rich traditions designed to teach critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. Our educational approach lays the foundation for lifelong learning from curious students who seek to understand the world around them.

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Coming August 2024, The Out-of-Door Academy Lower School Campus on Clark Road

In August 2024, we will open an additional Lower School campus on Clark Road to serve pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1. Click here if you have questions about this exciting new ODA opportunity.

The "Four Cs": creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking provide the foundation for our early childhood program.

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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