Learn about Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. The area is renowned for its cultural and environmental amenities, beaches, resorts, and the Sarasota School of Architecture. The city is at the southern end of the Tampa Bay Area, north of Fort Myers and Punta Gorda. Sarasota is a principal city of the Sarasota metropolitan area, and is the seat of Sarasota County.

Sarasota has been a consistent cultural mecca for nearly a century. Sarasota has many musical, dance, theatre, circus and other performing arts venues, including the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, the Sarasota Players, the Banyan Theater Company, The Westcoast Black Theatre, the Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Sarasota Orchestra, La Musica, Jazz Club of Sarasota, Sarasota Youth Opera, Circus Arts Conservatory and many others. Sarasota boasts a selection of theatrical venues that have diverse offerings, from Broadway and off-broadway to classic plays to contemporary & new plays. Sarasota and the Cultural Coast are home to fine art, film-making and decorative arts. Fine art, fine art galleries, artist collectives, film-making and many decorative arts are practiced in Sarasota and Cultural Coast. Sarasota is home to Mote Marine Laboratory, a marine rescue, research facility, and aquarium, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary.


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N/A Children First Preschool - Preschool Public
N/A Sarasota Virtual Instruction Program Kindergarten - 12th Grade Public
4 Sarasota Suncoast Academy Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Sarasota Academy Of The Arts Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
3 Alta Vista Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Sarasota School Of Arts/Sciences 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Sarasota Virtual Academy (Virtual Franchise) Public
5 Sarasota Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Sarasota Military Academy 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Sarasota High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Agape Christian School Of Sarasota Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Sarasota Christian School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Classical Academy Of Sarasota Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Waldorf Sarasota Preschool - 5th Grade Private/Charter
N/A The Bridge Sarasota Private/Charter
N/A Sensory Solutions Private/Charter
N/A Westcoast School For Human Development Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Shepherds Hill Christian School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.