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Financial Assistance

An Out-of-Door education is an investment in your child’s academic, artistic, athletic, and personal growth. The cost of tuition ensures success as 100% of our graduates are accepted into four-year institutions.
We are committed to making an Out-of-Door education as financially accessible as possible. The School annually distributes approximately $2 million dollars in need-based financial assistance awards and tuition remission to help bridge the gap between the cost of an Out-of-Door education and what a family can afford to pay. Over 21% of our students are recipients of these need-based funds.

  • Many of our financial assistance awards cover 50% or less of tuition. 
  • Financial assistance awards are granted on a yearly basis and renewals are based upon continued demonstrated need through an annual application process.
  • Financial assistance decisions are made independent from admissions decisions, and in no way impact a candidate’s admission. 
  • We do not offer athletic, academic or art/music scholarships. 
  • We do not participate in Family Empowerment, Gardiner, Hope, McKay, or Step Up scholarship programs.
  • Additional information can be found in the Financial Assistance FAQ.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

In order to be considered for Financial Assistance, a family must complete an Admissions Application and the prospective student must be accepted to The Out-of-Door Academy. To begin the Financial Assistance application process outlined below, please contact Director of Financial Assistance Ms. Monica Baldwin.

The Financial Assistance process involves submitting specific financial forms, including: 


  • February 28, 2022: File PFS Application online.
  • March 4, 2022: Tax return, SFAF and all additional documents must be received in the Financial Assistance Office. (There are no allowable tax extensions.) 
  • If a student is accepted for admissions and has applied for financial assistance, he/she will need to do the following:
    • Complete the Enrollment Agreement and submit the $100 deposit.
    • Once the Admissions Office receives your $100 enrollment deposit, the Financial Assistance Office will be notified. This will initiate the financial assistance review process (if all financial assistance documentation is completed). 
  • April 8, 2022: Notification of Financial Assistance Awards will be sent to families. 
  • April 22, 2022: Accept the financial assistance award by this date. If the award is insufficient to meet your family’s financial need, the enrollment agreement can be rescinded and the $100 deposit will be returned.

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  |  941-349-3223  |  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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