Explore Out-of-Door

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  • 100%

    Acceptance to 4-year colleges and universities by ODA graduates

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  • 9:1

    Student-faculty ratio

The future of education is here. Out-of-Door is a community that values authenticity and celebrates humanity. Our students are curious explorers, empowered to learn about the world around them. They graduate as leaders, ready to take on the world.
At ODA, we prepare students for their future. Students learn the skills they need by solving real-world problems using design thinking. Upper School students collaborate with universities on engineering tasks facing the world today, while kindergarteners learn the basics of programming and foreign language, alongside the crucial foundation of reading, writing and mathematics.


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Historical Highlights

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  • 1924

    The Out-of-Door School is founded by Fanneal Harrison and Catherine Gavin on Siesta Key.
  • 1996

    The Uihlein Campus at Lakewood Ranch opens, expanding Out-of-Door's program to include grades 9-12.
  • 1999

    The first senior class of 12 students graduates. Since 1999, 100% of graduates have been accepted to a 4-year college or university.

What's Happening at ODA?

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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