Welcome to The Out-of-Door Academy
I hope our website will better acquaint you with the people and programs that make Out-of-Door such a unique and special school. Since 1924, The Out-of-Door Academy has offered an innovative program focused on educating the whole child in a caring and supportive community. An Out-of-Door education is defined by the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to build character through a balanced program of academics, athletics and the arts. Each year, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to four year colleges and universities across the country. In 2006, The Out-of-Door Academy was recognized as a Cum Laude Society School, a distinction reserved for the top 1% of all secondary schools in the United States.
At The Out-of-Door Academy we make decisions based on what is in the best interest of our students. From pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, Out-of-Door students thrive in an intimate environment characterized by small classes, excellent instruction and individualized attention. Our dedicated and talented faculty are expert teachers who are focused on the personal growth and success of each student. A strong partnership exists with our families who volunteer their time and resources to enhance the educational environment and strengthen our school community.
Out-of-Door is an academic community committed to providing an exceptional education for each student so they can confront the challenges of college, and life, with expertise and confidence. We believe in providing meaningful challenges for our students in an environment that provides both support and a myriad of learning opportunities in the classroom, on the athletic field, on stage and in the Sarasota County and Manatee County communities. I encourage you to make a trip to campus where you will meet members of The Out-of-Door Academy family and experience the great benefits of our educational programs in action.
David V. Mahler
Head of School