The History of Out-of-Door
In 1924, Fanneal Harrison and Catherine Gavin founded a school with the vision to establish a uniquely progressive school committed to high academic standards and to nourishing the minds, bodies and spirits of children.
Established in 1924, The Out-of-Door Academy college-preparatory school is the second oldest private school in Florida. Although The Out-of-Door Academy has evolved continually over the last 92 years, two remarkable women, founders Fanneal Harrison and Catherine Gavin, had a profound effect on the school's character, extending even to the present day. Their uniquely progressive mission was to nourish the minds, bodies, and spirits of children.
Today, The Out-of-Door Academy serves more than 750 students, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade on its two campuses. With a history spanning over 90 years, Out-of-Door remains dedicated to its longstanding commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and the development of self-confident, responsible young people.