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Admissions

How to Apply

The Admissions Team at The Out-of-Door Academy seeks students with curiosity, passion, integrity, and a commitment to academic, athletic, artistic and personal growth.
Admission decisions are determined by the strength of the candidate's application, academic performance, recommendations, and test scores. We admit students who can succeed academically and who will contribute to our school community.

List of 3 items.

  • LOWER SCHOOL

    Pre-K - Grade 5

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 4, 2022

    In order to evaluate a prospective student’s candidacy to The Out-of-Door Academy, we require the following application items:

    STEP 1: Complete your Online Application 
    *Please note: in order to proceed to the following steps, you MUST submit your online application and non-refundable $100 fee. Details regarding each item below will be found within the Online Admissions Progress Page once you complete Step 1.
     
    STEP 2: Schedule Admissions Testing with The Out-of-Door Admissions Office.

    STEP 3: Submit additional application materials to the Admissions Office. Information regarding the items below will be posted on your myODA Admissions Progress Page:
    • Transcript of Grades (Grades 1- 5)
    • Teacher Assessment Form (Pre-K - Grade 5)
    • Admissions Testing (Pre-K - Grade 5)
    • Family Questionnaire (Pre-K - Grade 5)
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Grades 6 - 8

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 4, 2022

    In order to evaluate a prospective student’s candidacy to The Out-of-Door Academy, we require the following application items:

    STEP 1: Complete your Online Application 
    *Please note: in order to proceed to the following steps, you MUST submit your online application and non-refundable $100 fee. Details regarding each item below will be found within the Online Admissions Progress Page once you complete Step 1.
     
    STEP 2: Submit additional application materials to the Admissions Office. Information regarding the items below will be posted on your myODA Admissions Progress Page:
    • Academic Transcript/Grade Reports including grades from the past two years and the current school year to date
    • Teacher Assessment Form (Current English and Math Teachers)
    • SSAT at Home Testing (ssat.org)
    • Character Skills Snapshot (ssat.org/snapshot)
    • Student Graded Writing Sample

    For additional information, please refer to our step-by-step application guide.
  • UPPER SCHOOL

    Grades 9 - 11

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 4, 2022

    In order to evaluate a prospective student’s candidacy to The Out-of-Door Academy, we require the following application items:

    STEP 1: Complete your Online Application 
    *Please note: in order to proceed to the following steps, you MUST submit your online application and non-refundable $100 fee. Details regarding each item below will be found within the Online Admissions Progress Page once you complete Step 1.
     
    STEP 2: Submit additional application materials to the Admissions Office. Information regarding the items below will be posted on your myODA Admissions Progress Page:
    • Academic Transcript/Grade Reports including grades from the past two years and the current school year to date
    • Teacher Assessment Form (Current English and Math Teachers)
    • SSAT at Home Testing (ssat.org) for Grade 9 applicants
    • Character Skills Snapshot (ssat.org/snapshot) for Grade 9 applicants
    • ACT, PSAT, SAT or SSAT for Grades 10 & 11 applicants
    • Student Graded Writing Sample

    For additional information, please refer to our step-by-step application guide.

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

MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOLS
  |  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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