Exceptional Schools, Amazing Opportunities
Sarasota County Public Schools have achieved some of Florida’s highest ratings. Niche.com, formerly College Prowler, ranked 11 of Sarasota County’s public schools to be among the best in the State. Pine View (a school for academically gifted students) was the number 2 pick for best public high schools. In the area, there are a myriad of private school options, including the Out of Door Academy, a Cum Laude Society college preparatory school, the Sarasota Military Academy, Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, and St. Stephen’s Academy.
At the collegiate level, Sarasota is also home to the Ringling College of Art and Design, the Florida State University College of Medicine, New College of Florida, State College of Florida, and various satellite campuses of The University of South Florida and Eckerd College.
The education of our children is very important when selecting a community in which to live and Lakewood Ranch has no shortage of exceptional options. Many of the public schools in Lakewood Ranch earned an A rating from the State of Florida, along with consistently high rankings in state academic achievement tests. Alternative schools are also abundant in Lakewood Ranch. Some of those options include Pinnacle Academy, a specialty school for children with behavioral challenges and The Imagine School, a charter school catering to educating the ‘whole’ child. The Out of Door Academy, one of Florida’s top college preparatory schools, has its middle and high school campus located in close proximity to Lakewood Ranch. In addition, the IMG Academy, recognized internationally for it’s sports training, and Saint Stephen's Episcopal School a world class private college preparatory school is located in nearby Bradenton, offering an easy commute for Lakewood Ranch residents.