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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

04 Aug 2020
12:30PM - 04:30PM
6th Grade Schedule Pick Up
05 Aug 2020
12:30PM - 03:30PM
7th Grade Schedule Pick Up
06 Aug 2020
08:00AM - 05:00PM
8th Grade Schedule Pick Up
10 Aug 2020
First Day of School
12 Aug 2020
06:00PM - 07:00PM
SSA+S Board Meeting
07 Sep 2020
Labor Day - No School for Students
09 Sep 2020
06:00PM - 07:00PM
SSA+S Board Meeting
21 Sep 2020
06:00PM - 07:00PM
PTSS Meeting
09 Oct 2020
End of 1st Grading Period
12 Oct 2020
Professional Day - No School for Students
14 Oct 2020
06:00PM - 07:00PM
SSA+S Board Meeting
11 Nov 2020
06:00PM - 07:00PM
SSA+S Board Meeting
16 Nov 2020
06:00PM - 07:00PM
PTSS Meeting
23 Nov 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students
24 Nov 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students
25 Nov 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students
26 Nov 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students
27 Nov 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday for Students
18 Dec 2020
End of 2nd Grading Period
21 Dec 2020
Winter Break for Students