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About Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences

Funded by the State of Florida, Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences (SSA+S) is a tuition-free, multicultural, public charter middle school located in the historic Rosemary district of downtown Sarasota. We strive to provide our students with a safe and intimate learning environment on their quest for academic excellence.

Our curriculum includes a program of studies based on the Florida Sunshine State Standard. We take a holistic approach to educating the “total” child, which is achieved through an interdisciplinary, thematic methodology that focuses on the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domain, coupled with input from community partners and involvement in the service learning program. Our small size allows us the flexibility to explore methods and techniques not logistically possible in more traditional school settings. This helps us ensure each child has with the tools and support necessary to be successful in their education.

Sarasota is Our Classroom
The SSA+S Board of Directors chose the Rosemary neighborhood because of its proximity to the Selby Public Library and other cultural centers, such as the Asolo Theatre, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota Opera House, Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine Aquarium and Research Laboratory, Sarasota's ABC affiliate WWSB Channel 40, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Our Mission Statement
SSA+S provides a small, intimate environment of academic excellence and enrichment, utilizing community partnerships and traditional and innovative teaching methods.

Enrollment and Hours
Families residing in Sarasota and surrounding counties submit student applications online. If the number of applications received exceeds our enrollment capacity, we will conduct a lottery process to fill vacancies. Students must be in the 5th grade or above to apply.

Grades: 6 through 8
Hours: 8:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Enrollment: 750 students
Avg. Class Size: 20:1 ratio

 

What's Happening Now

08 Aug 2018
06:00PM - 07:00PM
SSA+S Board Meeting
09 Aug 2018
2018-2019 SCHEDULE PICK UP!
13 Aug 2018
09:00AM - 03:50PM
First Day of School
15 Aug 2018
04:00PM - 05:00PM
Club Night
16 Aug 2018
04:05PM - 06:15PM
Flag Football Tryouts
20 Aug 2018
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Girls' Volleyball Tryouts
03 Sep 2018
Labor Day - No Classes
12 Sep 2018
06:00PM - 07:00PM
SSA+S Board Meeting
10 Oct 2018
06:00PM - 07:00PM
SSA+S Board Meeting
15 Oct 2018
End of 1st Grading Period
19 Oct 2018
Professional Day - No Classes
14 Nov 2018
06:00PM - 07:00PM
SSA+S Board Meeting
21 Nov 2018
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
22 Nov 2018
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
23 Nov 2018
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
20 Dec 2018
End of 2nd Grading Period
21 Dec 2018
Professional Day - No Classes
24 Dec 2018
Winter Break - No Classes
25 Dec 2018
Winter Break - No Classes
26 Dec 2018
Winter Break - No Classes