Excellence in Education

Learning is a year-round activity here.

Such esteemed institutions as Ringling College of Art and Design, New College, the University of South Florida, and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, offer exceptional undergraduate and adult programs. Such non-profit organizations as the Academy of Lifelong Learning, Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning, and the Longboat Key Education Center offer top-rated lecture series, workshops, classes and a context for intergenerational encounters. 

For children of elementary, middle and high school ages, our region offers a wealth of outstanding choices. Pine View School for the Gifted, an award-winning school designed to meet the unique needs of intellectually gifted students in grades two through twelve, is a few minutes from The Oaks Club. The Out of Door Academy, Julie Rohr Academy, New Gate School, and the Prew Academy are other excellent options.