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Core Values

Respect - Integrity - Service - Excellence - Responsibility

The Out-of-Door Academy strives to build a community of honesty, decency and trust. Our core values are the foundation of our school community.

The school’s core values of respect, integrity, service, excellence and responsibility are infused into The Out-of-Door Academy through proactive instruction,
timely intervention, and focused reflection. All members of the school are stewards of the school’s inclusive community, and in this role, they actively exhibit, promote, and intervene to support the school’s values.

Beyond the core values, all components of the program foster, promote, and celebrate the character traits of persistence, effort, and grit.


Our students have been involved with the following organizations, as well as many others:

All Children's Hospital
All Faiths Food Bank
American Cancer Society
Assisted Living facilities
Backpack Program
Blood Drives
Boys and Girls Clubs
Braden Library
Circus Sarasota
Fruitville Library
Girls, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity
Heart Walk
Humane Society
Jewish Housing Council Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Make a Wish
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Manasota Buds - Buddy Walk
Relay for Life
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Selby Library
Spanish Pointe
Special Olympics
Teen Court

Community Service News
The Out-of-Door Academy and Gocio Elementary School have enjoyed a strong partnership for over 10 years, participating in regular service projects together. Delivering Thanksgiving meals to families in need at Gocio has become an important tradition for every Out-of-Door student. This year our school community donated meals for 72 families who otherwise would not be able to host and enjoy a holiday dinner.
Every November, students on The Out-of-Door Academy's Siesta Key Campus honor their veteran family and friends at a very special assembly. On Friday, November 10th, Head of School Mr. David Mahler welcomed more than 35 special guests to this year's annual Veterans Day Event.
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The Out-of-Door Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, gender, or national origin. The Out-of-Door Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
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